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El Patio

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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513 O'Reilly Street, Presidio, TX
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Weatherford, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited over an hour for our food. When I asked about when our food would be out, they rushed out a plate of something made of egg that was inedible. Not sure what it was-just know that I wasn't going to eat it!

Thank gru17
Nederland, Texas
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dessert and coffee; very impressed by friendliness of the staff which we assumed were the owners. Ordered enchiladas to go, very pleased with our experience. We went across the street from the restaurant and found a park with cool historical significance.

Thank P-n-DTravelinDuo
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican and American dishes. Very tasty. Salsa is spicy and nice. Service was quick. Ambience typical Mexican. Enjoyed our dinner.

Thank TennisPRS
Midland, Texas
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Authentic Mexican food. The beef fajitas and brisket burritos are outstanding, full of flavor, and very well portioned.

Thank jamesrenis
Odessa, Texas
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Presidio is a very small town with not many dining options. El Patio seems to be a popular place and it gets very busy during lunch. I ordered the salad bar and a burger. The burger was overcooked and the salad bar did not have many options. Overall a decent place to eat because there are not many options but... More 

Thank stepgonz
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We thought we'd get good authentic Mexican food so close to the border, but the special of the day, enchiladas, were heavy and served luke warm. Beef tacos were "mysterious", rice and beans ok. The meal stayed with us all day, not in a good way. :(

Thank Jeanne B
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Recommended by another hotel guest. Food was good. Service fast, prices fair. Would definitely stop in again when in the area.

Thank scarlett19600
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I hate to bad mouth a business, but this was bad. We went for supper on a Friday evening. I ordered enchiladas and my husband got a fried chicken breast and baked potato as he doesn't much care for Mexican food, but wanted to indulge me. My enchiladas tasted as though the cook had dumped a can of condensed chicken... More 

Thank Donna B
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Recommended in Marfa, so stopped in for lunch. Great burrito, good salad bar. Clean and the service was good. Can't go wrong here.

Thank ashby_brownii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I took a trip to Presidio and Ojinaga to visit family. I haven't been to the area in 16 years. We stopped at El Patio for dinner and then decided to return for breakfast. The food here is amazing! Home cooking at it's finest and excellent service. I would recommend the Huevos Rancheros and the Menudo. There is a mix... More 

Thank Marco L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 O'Reilly Street, Presidio, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Presidio
  • Phone Number: 432.229.4409

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