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“Affordable authentic Spanish cuisine”
Review of El Patio

El Patio
Ranked #316 of 2,172 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Have to say first that the price is very cheap compared to the food presentation (price justifies the portion of food), the atmosphere and the authenticity of atmosphere. Sangria tastes like one I had in Spain, Paella cooked in original Spanish way - you can still feel the texture. They have selections of imported wine as well.

Place: 4-5 small tables outdoor and less than 10 tables in door with A/C
The restaurant is located in the city residential area so expect to enjoy the atmosphere and
your companion rather than any view.

Time: Dinner hours from 5 pm - 1 am

Cons: Better to come on foot because the restaurant is in the small alley where you have to park in front of people's house (and most of the time you can't find one near), if you don't mind about spending some time in and around that alley to park a car, this problem could be disregarded.


Ps. I came here twice, you might be lucky to be entertained by restaurant owner who will come around to show a cool-way of drinking Sangria ;)

Currently (As I know) they have special promotion every Thursday for Paella + Sangria (Do not know when it's end)

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Thank Rainny P
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I loved the atmosphere that oozed from every poor of this lovely restaurant, as I dined here solo for hours, more comfortable with each passing minute. I asked for paella which they made even though the menu said only on Thursdays or for four people. Very accommodating, they aim to please. Lots of cool people here, and a pleasant and attractive staff. The bathroom was elegant enough to warrant its own trip. Prices were reasonable, though they have apparently increased recently, as they inadvertently first gave me an old menu. But well worth it, including some scrumptious tapas. The paella was yummy and the desert superb. Also good for a romantic outing, but I was sabai sabai (comfortable) on my own. I plan to come back soon with my girlfriend, who I'm sure will love it even though it's not Thai food. Nice to have a bit of Spain in Chiang Mai.Only complaint, no bike parking in front, had to leave it across the small street.

Thank William L
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Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

While this is not a huge menu it is certainly adequate. We have been there twice because we enjoyed the food and atmosphere. A bonus - you can even get sparkling wine by the glass. The staff and owner are great. We would go there again.

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Thank M G
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

It is difficult to think of anything positive to say about this small restaurant. The decor is quite bland, as is the food. We tried a variety of dishes all of which were quite unremarkable. The service was distinctly casual and offhand, with the Manager preferring to spend time with friends than to welcome other guests. The wine was massively overpriced. First and last visit!

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3  Thank Marie B
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The food are delicious and the atmosphere are great. It's a small restaurant but nice atmosphere. Good music, not too loud. Service are excellent. Friendly staff. Will visit again if I go to Chiang Mai.

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Thank Siyapat
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