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Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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2.6 miles from Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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Reviewed March 17, 2021 via mobile

The sauces were very flavorful on the paella and creamy marisco lunch menu (you have to request the lunch menu) Peruvian beer was good and the calimari, shrimp and seafood was treated from the hands of a chef who has talent. You get a TON...of rice, which is ok. Will come back for sure!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2020

Very, very, very disappointed when I realized that the $5.99 tamale was FROZEN! This place was already expensive and highly recommended, but I was extremely disappointed to find out that my food was NOT FRESH and the $6.00 TAMALE WAS FROZEN, yikes!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed May 6, 2020

It has been hard to find a good Peruvian restaurant in FL. In the tri-state, we are littered with them; one just down the street from my native home. On a trip to Fort Myers for job interview purposes, we decided to stop at this...eatery. From the outside, the restaurant looks very shoddy, however, the inside is pleasantly attired. The service we received by our waiter was nice. Mi arroz con mariscos estuvo delicisioso, lo mismo con mi chicha morada. The alfajores were a bit less sweet than typical. Not sure how fresh they may have been. They could have been better made. I would definitely be back to patronize this restaurant. It had some good food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed April 9, 2020

My husband and I decided to get takeout from this restaurant. We ordered an appetizer of Causa Rellena de Pollo Atún (Mashed potatoes stuffed with shredded chicken, vegetables, and mayo), entree Chaufa con Mariscos (Mixed Seafood Fried Rice), entree Aji de Gallina (Shredded Chicken in...a creamy yellow sauce with boiled potatoes, and desserts flan and coconut flan. Well we ordered so we would have extra food and leftovers and we did wind up with a lot of food! Everything was so different from the other dishes and was delicious. We both LOVED all of the dishes. We can hardly wait to dine in and try some of the dishes with deep fried fish filets, etc. Highly recommend for takeout now!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

Authentic deliciousness with a comfortable setting and very friendly atmosphere. Easy area to park, pay no attention to the looks of the establishment regarding outside appearance cause the inside is nice and food is great.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

For my first Peruvian restaurant in Florida the El Patio was just amaizing Food was excellent drinks just so good really enjoyable And the service was always ready to help and to advise A good choice really

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I both had the seafood Sauté, and it was amazing! Very fresh and flavorful!! He had it with Rice and fries, and mine came with salad and beans, and everything was wonderful! Victoria was a wonderful server that was friendly and helpful....We will come back again for dinner! Very pleased!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We come here about once a year but now I think we'll come here more often. It has excellent service. Usually we visit with Victoria but today our wait person was Viviana. Thank you Viviana for the usual great service and excellent food. I recommend...the filete de pescado (fried fish) with a side of rice and salad. They offer two different dressings and bring lots of fresh lime for your fish. My husband loves the paella and we always bring leftovers home for dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Gabriella for wonderful service. Once in a while we go to see Victoria because we love her and we enjoy the food. We haven't been in a year because we were traveling and we spent two months in Peru. We just love coming...back to this restaurant because it reminds us of our travels and has fabulous food. It's not in an area that is well-traveled by tourists but if you are interested in Peruvian food at a very reasonable price, way less expensive than some of the fancier places, then give this place a try you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The basic fish ceviche is soooo good! This has become an almost weekly visit for us, with every dish being very nicely done. Leave room for tres leches!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Small with live music on Weekends,captivates fort myers family & friends celebrations or by simple lunch and dinner with delicious dish ,the best price on A plate around here. With many flavors of home made ice cream your desert will i am certain,enclosed this perfect...choice with goden keys!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in this gem for lunch!!! Unbelievable ceviche! They serve a full selection of Peruvian dishes from various selections of ceviche to meats!! Make sure to save room for dessert!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Large menu and hard to choose. Our waitress, Victoria, was very helpful-has been there 6 years. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Prices are low for the quality of food and service.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We have passed this place so many times and we finally stopped to check out their menu. We decided to stay and had a treat for lunch. They specialize in Peruvian cuisine which we love. It was slow so we had very good service and...they had plenty of friendly staff. They have a large menu and it took us time to decide. They bring complimentary toasted corn kernels to the table. We finished them and asked for more. They do have a weekday lunch menu which I would like to see. Their menu states Lunch Special is $7.99 with limited selections. Weekends do not have lunch specials so you need to look at pricing. Appetizers were not of interest but their soups looked goodl. I chose a cilantro based chicken and rice soup. The bowl was enough for two and we took one half home.It was flavorful and really good. Another great dish (also enough for two) was mixed seafood with onions and tomoatoes at $15.99. Ceviches ranged $13-$17 and I will try the shrimp next time. I would also like to try their fried fish fillet or red snapper. So, we had a great lunch and leftovers for dinner. For sure we will return and look forward to that visit.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

When we first walked in, we were not acknowledged right away. I thought of just leaving, but so glad we didn't. We had a wonderful home cooked meal. The ceviche was so good! One of the best we have had. Our waitress told us about...the special. It was like lo mein but better. We shared the special and was quite full. We will be back with other family members.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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El Patio Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5