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El Patio

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Mexican, Latin, American, Southwestern, Spanish
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513 O'Reilly Street, Presidio, TX
+1 432-229-4409
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San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Patio is located on the main street through Presidio and has a comfortable small town cafe atmosphere. Very friendly accommodating staff and mostly local clientele. Primarily Mexican food selections but also breakfast and burger options. Delicious salsas. Worth the stop.

Thank Bill C
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty good Mexican food! Charro beans got high marks and the rest of the Mexican food was flavorful and authentic. Iced Tea was not good.

Thank Gregory W
Vancouver, Canada
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625 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

This is a wonderful Mexican Restaurant. We took the Enmoladas - chicken enchiladas in a mole sauce - and the mole was perfect, just as good as the best ones in Mexico. The chips and salsa are homemade and oh so delicious... Great service, reasonable prices, fantastic food.

Thank MonkeysandWine
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Very good Mexican food made with fresh ingredients. If you are traveling the scenic route to Big Bend, this is a great stop. Food was a little slow coming out, but employees were very friendly and attentive.

Thank Casualdave
Milford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

While driving Rt. 170 River Road, we found this restaurant in the middle of the town on a main street. The food was excellent and my husband thought that the hamburger was super. The restaurant was very clean and the staff was very friendly.

Thank dmmoger
Fort Worth, Texas
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We stopped here on our way across the border, and were very much satisfied with our experience there. The food was good, the service was prompt, and the atmosphere was appropriate. We arrived just in time before closing time (9 pm), yet they did not make us feel rushed. The available ice cream and cake for dessert were a nice... More 

Thank 729TGE
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Yummy breakfast. Homemade wheat tortillas. Good chips and spicy salsa. Pleasant, clean, good value. Popular with locals.

Thank Stodel
Johnston, Iowa
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134 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We left Terlingua Ghost Town to drive the River road and ended up in Presidio at lunch time. El Patio was easy to find (go straight when 170 turns north once you get into town). The restaurant will be on your left. White building with large red letters. Parking is available behind the building or on the street out front.... More 

Thank IowaTravelFan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

If I didn't live so far away I'd eat here often. My friends and I really enjoyed the food and service was excellent.

1 Thank d s
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Eat here whenever I'm in town for work. Quick service and prices. Well worth the trip and money for such a small town

Thank purofierro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, American, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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: +1 432-229-4409

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