We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Patio

Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Reviews (104)
Filter reviews
102 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews enchiladas mexican plate beans and rice taco cheeseburger beef big bend mexican food river road border town scenic route locals eat here red sauce serve beer lunch stop late breakfast mom and pop
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 102 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really felt we caught the flavor of this border town in more ways than one. We felt very comfortable--which is sometimes not the case in places where most of the people are local. The service was efficient. The food was good and reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SharonT532
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riding the area, stopped in for Lunch. Buddy had Tacos, I had the Huevos Rancheros. Both were excellent. Service was friendly and prompt. Reasonable prices. Place was clean. Lots of Locals. Small café charm, but don't expect real fancy. Good parking. I would return.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Birddawg
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

👍 Great food after a week of camper food in Big Bend. Some locals, some tourest, great food, friendly server.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mamd333
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I did not expect such a lunch at this restaurant where everything looks casual and easy going without any once of luxury or fanciness. Waiter and waitress very efficient and polite, food was great, I enjoyed my green chili peppers rellenos with cheese and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 369geico
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We went there for dinner and had their special El Patio plate. The enchiladas were good, but the taco was tough and the chile rellleno just okay. Presidio does not have many restaurants, so you will do okay here; just don't expect fine Mexican food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bikegem
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Mexican Plate special. The taco was especially tasty. Word of advice, the salsa with the chips is fiery hot.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jdhopson
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were there about 11 on a Sunday morning and the place was pretty full but were seated promptly. This is basic inexpensive dining with no frills but the food was really good and prepared and presented well. The obvious Mom and Pop proprietors worked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HaveGunnsWillTravel
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We were introducing some French friends to the Big Bend area and stopped here on the way to the Park. The service was fast, the restaurant was clean, the food was delicious, and the cost was reasonable. Locals and tourists were patrons.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leslindab
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious and staff was friendly - we would come here again if we visited Big Bend another time!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robin F
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Nice clean place good food buffet on Wednesday servers were very attentive nice clean place good iced tea.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bigfootf2013
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Riata Inn Motel
40 reviews
.42 miles away
Three Palms Inn
26 reviews
.42 miles away
Lajitas Golf Resort
821 reviews
41.56 miles away
El Dorado Hotel
241 reviews
49.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 nearby restaurants
The Bean Cafe
71 reviews
.14 miles away
Los Comales Steak House
5 reviews
2.40 miles away
Thirsty Goat Saloon
56 reviews
41.69 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 nearby attractions
Big Bend Ranch State Park
151 reviews
22.38 miles away
El Camino Del Rio
56 reviews
41.41 miles away
Far Flung Outdoor Center
357 reviews
45.88 miles away
Lajitas Zip-Line Tour
59 reviews
41.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 23, 2017|
Response from dmmoger | Reviewed this property |
I googled the restaurant and Internet has this information: Hours: Monday 7:30AM–9:15PM Tuesday 7:30AM–9:15PM Wednesday 7:30AM–9:15PM Thursday 7:30AM–9:15PM Friday 7:30AM–9:15PM Saturday 7:30AM–9:15PM Sunday 7:30AM–9:15PM
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing