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El Patio

5240 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852-2116
+1 301-231-9225
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“empanadas” (13 reviews)
“flap steak” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinean, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
5240 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852-2116
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Delicious and reasonable Argentinian restaurant. Love their empanadas and even buy some (cold) to bring home. Easy to find in the Loehman's Shopping Center off of Nicholson Lane.

Thank robtlinda
Reviewed March 4, 2014

true argentine-style food and preparation. very tasty and well prepared. very good selection of wines and desserts. staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. the atmosphere is very relaxing. the prices are unbeatable for the quality of food you get. I go there quite often.

Thank chiv0
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Came here for my Colombian mother in law's birthday. Everyone was satisfied with their meal, but the lasting impression was left by the attentive and exceptionally friendly wait staff. We look forward to coming back soon.

Thank KantSpel
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Argentinian restaurant is a nice place to have a Parrillada. With US$ 40.00, two can eat very well and taste a delicious food. I went there with my kids and they had a health food.

Thank carloslimabra
Reviewed November 13, 2013

One of the best south american restaurants I've been in DC area. They have great argentinian food, a very nice wine menu and a resonable price.

Thank danielvosilva
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Its right under your nose but you never been here? Me too. Not until about two years ago when it became my favorite Wednesday night spot. I can walk here from home so I take advantage of the bottle of wine Wednesday specials. The food...More

Thank James V
Reviewed October 22, 2013

From the outside, El Patio looks like a narrow, unimpressive restaurant. But once inside, its attractive décor is apparent. The restaurant is narrow and deep, with wrought iron fixtures and a large wine display and bar at the rear. As well as the restaurant, there...More

Thank Judith R
Reviewed October 7, 2013

My first visit to El Patio was a mixed bag. Based on the modest location and tea room like atmostphere I did not expect to be amazed. We ordered a sampling of appetizers. Bloodsausage chicken and beef empanadas,sweetbread and the melted cheese. All were very...More

Thank sandy m
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I've been going there since I was born. It has a really argentine feel. It is really good and homemade.

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Walking in you can tell it's a nice, cozy little restaurant. They have an excellent display of wines and a show of yummy desserts. However, the dish that I ordered was not for my taste at all. I regretted not liking the food because it...More

Thank Amanda A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5240 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852-2116
    (Parklawn Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: 28436, 28618, 15342, 15338. Ride on: 10 Metro: C4, C8, J5 closest metro station is Twinbrook
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-231-9225
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