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El Patio Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3124 Lee Hwy, Ste 4, Bristol, VA 24202-5974
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate there last night. Had a very tasty dish: chori pollo. It's chicken, chorizo, pineapples (nice little sweet addition), and melted cheese. I asked for double frijoles (refried beans) instead of rice. They accommodated, and I ate it up. You get flour tortillas with it. Could use at least one more of those considering the size of the dish. But... More 

Thank 1bert818
Auburn, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While pasting through Bristol on the way home from vacation we stopped to eat a late lunch. We weren't disappointed the food was great & so was the service. I had a taco salad overflowing. My husband had steak & chicken mixed fajitas, plenty of food. Everything was delicious & the waitress was great.

Thank Mammy2AHA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this on Trip adviser and was as good as what the reviews said😏. The service was fast and our waiter came back many times to check to see if everything was ok. I was impressed with our waiter, my wife and her sister ask for a mix drink and both are over 50.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the vegetarian or garden quessadilla which came with rice and beans on the side. Best one I have ever had; lost count of how many different veggies were in it. Truly a garden in there! The iced tea was excellent as well. Can't wait to go back and try some other dishes!

Thank gypsygohard
Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

While traveling to Bristol we tried El Patio based on other folks reviews. We ordered the Parilla Fiesta, think Fajitas on steroids! We split, had tons of leftovers. We ordered it without green peppers and it came out with peppers. When they brought a new one it tasted as though they truly made a new Malala.

Thank viajarwithmike
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service..great food! I highly recommend this place. We eat here at least 3 or 4 times a month. Food comes out hot and delicious!

Thank Jay C
Richlands, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

There's a sign when you enter that declares this restaurant the #1 Mexican Restaurant in Bristol, and I have to agree! Love the chimichangas, and fajitas, but the Pollo Patio is my favorite

Thank SweetTea42
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Always friendly w/great Mexican food. It has a wide variety of dishes to choose from & is moderately priced. Staff is very amenable to customizing your order.

Thank JLBristol
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Took my family of five here for dinner as we passed through Bristol on our way to Nashville. We love the cuisine and try Mexican restaurants all over the country when we're traveling. This was typical of what we find. We tried tacos, chili rellenos, and enchiladas on this visit. Kids were happy. My wife and I enjoyed our meals... More 

Thank Keith M
Shady Spring, West Virginia, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants we found on vacation and close to a location we stop at alot! Great food, kids meals were good size! Salsa was perfectly mild. But no mild cheese dip :( They had a nice outdoor area but was too hot the day we visited!

Thank Wayne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: 3124 Lee Hwy, Ste 4, Bristol, VA 24202-5974
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 276-466-8831

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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?