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El Patio

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Independencia 186 | Colonia Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico (Contreras Medellin & Morelos)
(333) 635-1108
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

End of the day and only 3 restaurants are open on Independencia. David Luna excellent and ate there last night. So we went to El Patio. Looks good when entering. Courtyard very attractive. Menu worst ever. We had ordered drinks and tried to cancel. Too late. So we drank up and walked across the street to Real San Pedro and... More 

Thank Katherine S
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I normally don't write reviews of restaurants; this time I had to. Maybe it will dawn on someone to be more conscientious about certain things. I have eaten at this place before and on this trip to Tlaquepaque I made a point to eat at this restaurant because the food, service and ambient is good and they have a... More 

Thank Manumanu T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food cold and our waiter disappeared.... Last visit was great but this time 3/4 meals were cold. When returned part was hot but not the sauce and tacos?!? We had to ask another waiter for help as ours disappeared.

Thank TRIPst3r
San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Had dinner there, service was excellent, food was OK, probably would not go back. However our server Juan was excellent, really tried to make us happy! They have a very nice fountain in the patio, however when we moved there to eat, a lot of bee's, had to move again. One disappointment was that their chips were from a bag,... More 

Thank Turtledove8
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My and my partner stop at El patio after reviewing lots of options and we weren't disappointed, the place has great food, excellent service the only bad thing we left just when the mariachi was arriving to the restaurant I want to stay more but unfortunately we were short on time so we couldn't buy a place I would definitely... More 

Thank 267jOHANA
South Pasadena, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our first stop in Tlequepaque. Fun Mexican breakfast, good Olla cafe, great patio setting, filled with trees and fountain.

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San Francisco, California
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This has good basic mexican cuisine, with a lady mariachi band for entertainment, making it a fun place for an evening out.

Thank hokona
Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I was looking for indigenous food & atmosphere that wasn't so loud (like most of the other places). This perfectly fit the bill. There was a good singer playing & I was able to find a quiet corner! The Manager Hector was wonderful!

Thank Cynhoff
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had been told that this inviting restaurant "used" to have good food, but had now become a tourist spot with not so good food. However, My travel partner wanted to see the female mariachis. The food turned out to be good, as was the entertainment. The service was excellent!

Thank Betty B
Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

New in 2016 El Patio opened on the main street of Loreto Bay (AKA The Paseo). The space, like most of the locations in Loreto Bay is not conducive to a real kitchen. Still the limited menu is perfect. A couple of salad and a couple of sandwich selections with options to add chicken, beef or bacon is just right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Independencia 186 | Colonia Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
    (Contreras Medellin & Morelos)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Tlaquepaque
  • Phone Number: (333) 635-1108
El Patio is a restaurant/bar located in the heart of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco. We await you with a mariachi band, live music and out traditional Mexican cuisine. You can enjoy all of this in a fresh and natural ambiance within the walls and garden of a 19th century house.

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