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El Patio Mexican Restaurant

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7622 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 666-5231
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Rodney, Canada
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The El Patio Mexican Restaurant is one of my companies favorite lunch stops, the food is good, fast and cheap.

Thank mstanley262
Davisburg, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy the food (although I have no idea if its authentic), but the attitude of the staff makes my visits very very infrequent. On my most recent visit, there was (yet again) no sign of courtesy and when I asked that my dish be served without meat, I was given a look that has to be described as incredulous... More 

1 Thank Janet C
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was extremely rude when I came in to place my carry out. I also was overcharged and realized after they already swiped my card. I was charge for another bag of chips that I did not ask for some my $9 order came out to $14.95

1 Thank Ashley F
Waterford, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We go here a lot. The staff is fast & attentive. The food is hot, good & I've never been disappointed. You can get in & out at lunchtime quickly. Love going here.

Thank Nancy H
Pontiac, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The service is fast, the food is authentic and very good, the staff is friendly and helpful. Very nice decor and very nice prices.

Thank Eileen K
Waterford, Michigan
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

17 years ago I would have rated EL Patio higher but with all the really great Mexican restaurants El Patio is just OK. The service was good but the food was eh. We will not revisit, but make your own choice.

1 Thank KandL K
Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This restaurant has wonderful, authentic Mexican food. They have the best salsa of any Mexican restaurant in the area (I've been to many!). The waiters are friendly and the food arrives very quickly. We eat there far too often!

1 Thank janigus
Clarkston, Michigan
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Older, smallish, no alcohol...but oh what food and a quick greeting, and fast servers to boot. Food has always been fresh and delicious. A definite thumbs up

Thank ced48038
Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

These folks see you coming. It is good Mexican fare and never had any complaint with many, many visits. Fast, attentive employees.

Thank ebarb1
Walled Lake, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

this place is always good. Great services. Outstanding portions/dishes. Compared to the Mexican place on telegraph/Dixie...this place beats them hands down!

Thank marshag250

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7622 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: (248) 666-5231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?