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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Good Mexican dishes. Good selection. Reasonable prices. Busy at lunchtime. Selection of Mexican beer.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in after a day at Big Bend State Park. Clean with a real old school vibe. Overall, very tasty and authentic home cooked Tex Mex. Quick service with very good prices. My only complaint was that the iced tea was not good, other...than that I was quite satisfied.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

The service and food were good, and the place was very clean. However, being from Virginia, we were surprised that the dishes were on the bland side. Nevertheless, it is a relaxing stop. Also, they have ice cream.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

I had been told to eat at El Patio and i was not disappointed. I had the Chili Verde plate, with rice and beans, chips and homemade flour totillas. Delicioso!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

This, by far, the best Tex-Mex food ever. The rice is truly the highlight, warm friendly service also. Side bar, I am a Don Quixote nut, so the ambiance was an added bonus

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

A great stop for lunch on your way to Big Bend or the Chiniati mountains. The portions were substantial and everything was fresh and great tasting

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside is very clean. We had the special, 2 enchiladas, a taco, chili relleno, rice and beans. Everything was delicious and service was fast.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Hungry, we stopped on our short road trip from Big Bend NP through BBSP. The mole sauce was so rich with flavor. The quesadilla was so big, had to take some to go to snack on later. All around delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

Older Mexican restaurant, good food and good service. Funiture was a bit worn. Not a lot of choices for dinner in Presidio.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

One man was serving the entire restaurant and while he seemed friendly enough he was just overwhelmed. Took a tad over thirty minutes to get our food which was nothing to write home about. Would we go back? No.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

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....This is the place to eat in Presidio to feel that you are experiencing "the real thing."More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

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
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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
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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...carrot cake dessert. About the price we are not in Marfa any more, the meal there at El Patio is a great deal.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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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
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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
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Patio

Yes, El Patio offers takeout services.

El Patio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5