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el Patio restaurant

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Plaza vasco de Quiroga No. 19, Patzcuaro, Mexico
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate dinner here twice. We especially enjoyed the pork chops and fish tacos. The beet and walnut salad is outstanding. The flan is a bit heavy for my liking. The waiters are very attentive.

Thank Mattie S
San Antonio, Texas
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203 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This probably is the best choice for a good restaurant in Patzcuaro, we went to la lupita because it was recommended, big mistake, service was horrible food was just ok and no credit cards. El patio does take CC, food was priced under $10 USD mostly $170 MXP we ordered filtete mignon and arracheras patio meat was tender and soft,... More 

Thank sergiorms
Clovis, California
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430 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fast service, good food. Very typical "holiday town" type restaurant. Caters primarily to foreigners so food is good, but uneventful. Overall a good experience, fast and fresh food amidst a celebration of their long departed ancestors (Noche de los Muertos)

Thank Tracy H
Las Vegas, Nv
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here three times as the atmosphere, service, and food were above average. A comfortable but warm and home style atmosphere. Service was excellent and meals about $10 U.S. dollars.

Thank MrB1LL
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here on may occasions over the years while visiting Patzcuaro. The service has always been very good and the food tasty and excellent local tastes. The tradional Mexican Food is excellent. On of he best over the years.. Will always include El Patio when we visit.

Thank Roberton193
Budapest, Hungary
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The service was fast, attentive, the food arrived on time. (Sat on the terrace) The appetizer bread was fresh, the two salsas that came with it were very light on chili, and quite tasty. The sopa tarasca was excellent, really enjoyed it. The tampiquena was very mediocre, the meat was tough, the rice and the beans kinda cold, the guacamole... More 

Thank Vandorsun
Bay Area
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647 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

p3½* El Patio On the main plaza Serve breakfast specials, including a tripe stew The hot chocolate with milk was the best The pan dulce was okay The huevos rancheros was delicious but the eggs were runny. Ick! Great fresh-squeezed orange juice The food service was okay

Thank Rosquete
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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283 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were a large group, and I think everyone ordered a different dish. We passed our food around so that anyone who wanted a sample could try things. We had done a comparative study of sopa Tarasca, and this was among the best. I had chuleta (Mexican-style pork chops) which were moist, tender and flavorful. Several people ordered desserts, and... More 

Thank ComradeCamper
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I ordered breakfast with a couple french friends at a table out front on a beautiful day with lovely jazz music playing in the background. I was expecting a pleasant breakfast. Our scrambled eggs and bacon were delivered cold, 45 minutes later, with that congealed look food gets when it's been sitting. They neglected to bring the bread or the... More 

Thank Juan V
Santa Fe, NM
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I had lunch here. I ordered the Tarsacan soup and gucamole. The soup wasn't very good. The gucamole was fine. I thought the prices were high for what you got. I most likely wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Soledad2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza vasco de Quiroga No. 19, Patzcuaro, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Michoacan  >  Patzcuaro

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?