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El Patio Restaurant

548 W Main St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4040
+1 361-552-6316
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible21%
16 Nov 2018
“Still the Best”
11 Oct 2018
“Great staff- I didn't like the taste of the food”
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548 W Main St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4040
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

We've been eating at El Patio for 40 years, and they are still the best Mexican food in town...or in the area. Their don't scrip on ingredients. Everyone has their favorite Mexican food place but this one out shine above the rest. Staff is always...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bayou-Babies
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I personally do not like the taste of their food, they didn't have Queso like I'm used to. HOwever to be fair Other people do like the taste there. It is clean and the staff are friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank butterfli3
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Everything is really good here, and portions are plentiful. The salsa is great, and everyone is really friendly.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank powderpuff1812
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was the first time in about 20 yrs that we've eaten here again. Yes, the building does seem to need some updating. The atmosphere isn't fancy at all, but you get the Tex-Mex small cafe vibe while there. It doesn't compare to some of...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank MJMagestic
Reviewed 9 April 2017

they just dont care. Cheap food too. How the locals eat here... amazes me. Guess that tells you about the people in this town.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank appetizers17
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I used to come here since the early 80's when It was basically the only good Mexican place in PL. I recently passed through town and stopped in, and oh my god has this place gone down hill bad! It took forever to get my...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Ikeamillion
Reviewed 27 June 2016

El Patio is a local favorite, not sure why. The food is bland, bland, bland. Even their breakfast is bland. The salsa is like colored water.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank 70jec
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The food is ok just not great Mexican food, no alcohol served so you have to bring your own beer. My order is always wrong, no onions or cilantro means just that.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Ordered the chicken fried steak. Came with french fries laying in the gravy on top. Of course the fries were soggy in a short amount of time. Would liked to have scraped some of the gravy off the ground meat. The waitress asked, i told...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank TejasBob
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The waitress brought us some complimentary chips and we noticed that some already had some salsa on them as it they were reused.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank Allen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 W Main St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4040
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Lavaca
  • Phone Number: +1 361-552-6316
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