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El Patio

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Independencia no. 186 | Col. Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico (Contreras Medellin & Morelos)
+52 33 3635 1108
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Excellent breakfast buffet, live music (not too loud, unlike other places), beautiful setting, and it even has a children's play area for little ones to stay busy! Located in a beautiful, quieter part of town, you can go shopping or tour the area before or after you eat. Highly recommended!

Thank DiOggi
Ajijic, Jalisco
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

We have lived in Guadalajara for 7 years and this restaurants was always the one where we brought friends on their first visit to Tlaquepaque. It used to be full with live entertainment aa female mariachi band who were outstanding and the food was excellent. We had not been in the last 10 months and we went on Tuesday this... More 

Thank KatoAjijic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Should have known something was wrong whe we had to send back the tortilla soup TWICE just to get it warm. Waiters were attentive and seemed embarrassed. Chef must have called in sick this night -- the worst, most unimaginative food we have had in our years in Mexico.

Thank GB L
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I was able to make a reservation for saturday lunch. At 15h there is a mariachi presentation, female mariachis, very talented. Also some couples presenting traditional dances. That makes it even better. The place it self is located in Calle Independencia, very comfortable and nice patio inside with trees, and a fountain. I really recommend, beause has excellent cost benefit.

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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is our second visit to El Patio, we enjoyed the unique female Mariachis last year so we came back with friends. I notice a lot of different comments about this place. Both of our experiences were very enjoyable. I wouldn't rate the food as really top cabin or gourmet, but it's solid regional cuisine with ample portions. It always... More 

Thank veteranworldtraveler
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Lousy service, the worst.... I cant help but to think, it was because we are the only mexicans in the place....

Thank Hectorxq28
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Full of life, great service and excellent traditional food, I visited here for lunch (yes about 3:00PM) the ambience is great, food is good and prices are reasonable.

Thank oscar888_10
Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The place is comfortable and has a true tapatio ambiance. The dishes are delicious although you could remain a little bit hungry if you don't be careful of the portion of the dish you ask. Nevertheless beverages are also great, I particularly recommend the tamarind margarita. The most remarkable thing is the female mariachi band and the regional dancers that... More 

Thank Marco Adolfo R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

el Patio located on the walking street is a great place to enjoy lunch and be entertained. The restaurant is known for its female mariachis who play at 3:00 every afternoon. My favorite food is chiles en nogado. This is not a spicy food but is a delicous typical Jalisco food made with pomegranetes, ground walnuts, a meat and fruit... More 

Thank happynmex
Charleston, SC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I've been to El Patio before, and have had good experiences. After today, I won't go back. The food's ok; the overall atmosphere is very nice. They started something new: a rude young woman approaches the table and asks where you're from. You tell her, and shortly afterward a flag of your country appears on the table. Personally, I don't... More 

Thank Joseph W

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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
$15 - $16
Latin, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Independencia no. 186 | Col. 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?