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El Patio

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2394 E Highway 501, Conway, SC 29526-9526
+1 843-347-6984
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Marion, South Carolina
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157 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This was my first time to eat here and I was very pleased to have tried it. This place has a Sunday buffet that is well forth the stop at $12.99. Great selection of various dishes of different heat varieties. Food items were replenished when low so that you do not have to wait. 3 different types of fajitas, enchiladas... More 

Thank Stephen R
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

If you pass this place without stopping, you are totally missing out. Some of the best Mexican food you'll ever have! The drinks are amazing. Staff is incredibly friendly. I love the quesadilla grande and any of their shrimp dishes. We have to stop every time we go to the beach. El Patio is great for the whole family!

Thank lv206
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at this restaurant and I absolutely love it!! The food was perfect and the waiter was so gracious and kind. I will definitely be back and will recommend this place to my friends!

Thank Janella P
Conway, SC
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant the Conway area. They recently remodeled the inside and outside of the restaurant. The service is fast and friendly. There is a very large menu selection. Chips and salsa are brought to the table, normally before the drinks are even ordered. There are plenty of selections for the patrons not desiring Mexican food, for... More 

Thank SCTravelCouple
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Atmosphere is great. Food is phenomenal. Had Molkajete and wife had Fajita Nachos. Waiter very attentive and kept us in good supply of the chips and salsa. I woudl recommend this place to anyone who loves authentic mexican food.

Thank Kari G
Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My family of 3 ordered. Mine and my husbands came out then 20 minutes later out daughters came out. The burritos (we thought would be loaded like any normal one) only came with meat and cheese. It was apparently 1.79 for all the other toppings. If you changed anything in the platter it cost more. We will NOT be back.

Thank Mona H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I have eaten there several times and each time we go we love the food and the service. The portions are huge. The salsa and chips are delicious. Come visit you will love it!!

Thank Alexandra S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Food looks nice, smell great and guess what, TEST FABULOUS DELICIOUS. They use good and fresh ingredients green food look green, and you can tell is freshly made. Yes I recommend this place to take family out for lunch or dinner.

Thank Alberto D
new york
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the good pretty darn good- the service is as well. We went to celebrate a birthday and had the brunch- A lot of variety on the buffet- alt of fresh fruit- everything was very good- I made my own version of a taco salad- it was very yummy. Great for family and kids- decent drink menu- good... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were here, on a Saturday night for dinner, with a party of 6. The chips and salsa got us off to a good start. The menu is quite extensive, everyone ordered something different, and there were no complaints! The shrimp cocktail grande was truly a meal. The steak, quesadillas, and shrimp dishes were all enjoyed. The margaritas were great!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2394 E Highway 501, Conway, SC 29526-9526
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 843-347-6984

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