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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This traditionally Mexican restaurant located in the historic center of Tlaquepaque is very special not only for their delicious food but also for the daily free show of two traditional folkloric costumed dancing partners backed up by an ALL WOMEN costumed Mariachi band. The service and food were excellent and the entertainment exceptional. Two of us had an excellent beef... More 

Thank Dennis J
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We each ordered soup followed by Chile Rellenos. The food was good but the seasonings were a bit underwhelming and as a result the food was blander than I expect Mexican food to be. Service was good and attentive.

Thank DSinDC
Melbourne Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I eat here every visit to Tlaquepaque. The staff are always friendly, the food tasty, the drinks cold, the surrounds pleasant and there's always entertainment ie mariachi band, a band, dancers, a potter, etc.

Thank Mich G
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good other than the fact that we did not get our chips and salsa until after the bill came. The drinks were too sweet and very small. The food was okay. I wouldn't go back.

Thank Brycearoni
Joao Pessoa, PB
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a lunch or dinner, but also for a quick stop for a snack or coffee. In the best place of the town, surrounding but artists and open market sellers. You can also enjoy a typical Mexican dance while you are there. Don´t miss it !

Thank Cfujiy
West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you come to TLAQUEPAQUE please visit this great authentic Mexican restaurant. You will enjoy great food, Mariachi and the best service! Ask for GIOVANNI He will take excellent care of you.

Thank acdemarco
Todos Santos
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259 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Patio can always be relied on for a good meal...lunch or dinner. The hostess asks where you are from and they bring a flag from your country or state in Mexico to sit on your table. It's always packed with both tourists and locals (which to me is a good sign), and the evening we were there a lovely... More 

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great services, staff is very friendly, food is great. Entertainment is amazing. Very nice atmosphere

Thank _d47riverrat
Georgetown, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We had a late lunch so as to enjoy the lovely lady mariachi show. The music was great (if a little loud), food was good and the margaritas were delicious!

Thank thehoffmans105
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?