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El Patio

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Independencia 186 | Colonia Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico (Contreras Medellin & Morelos)
+52 33 3635 1108
9:00 am - 9:00 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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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful local place tucked along the hillside outside of Puerto Vallarta in Mismaloya a variety of fresh seafood and kabobs served with a healthy portion of rice and local vegi's.

Thank vacationtimedeb
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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445 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great 2/1 margaritas and the lunch menu remains pretty much the same and the food is consistent. We miss the old staff faces but it will remain as a lunch favorite unless it experiences a slide.

Thank Neil C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I really only went here to hear the mariachi group and was pleasantly surprised by the really good food and service. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon here and would go again. I also bought the CD of the mariachi group and am so glad I did.

Thank Barbara F
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

They know how to do it right. When you ask for a table they ask you where you are visiting & if you are celebrating a special occasion. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. There is an all female mariachi that plays from 3 to 4pm. They make there way around the restaurant & play songs by request. They put... More 

Thank running12
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395 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I just really enjoyed the afternoon performance of the all women mariachi group. Due to the awkward hour we did not order much food. The guacamole was on the bland side. The service was friendly.

Thank packedandready2go
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 16, 2016 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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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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

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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, Spanish
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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: +52 33 3635 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?