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2416 Brazos St Ste C, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.748889 -95.378168
Neighborhoods: Midtown, South Central
El Patio @ Westheimer – I used to frequent both El Patio locations on Westheimer years ago. Am recently in town and when I went out with friends to catch up I strongly suggessted El Patio so that we can sip on their AWESOME Margarita's....NOT!!!!!!!!!! UGH! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! I REPEAT, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. I paid practicaly $8 for a WATERED DOWN FREAKIN BLUE MARGARITA! SUCH A WASTE OF TIME. SCREW EL PATIO! THE CLUB NO MINOR PLACE SMELLED LIKE MOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skip this place! – A friend and I just returned from trying this Mexican food place out. We will NOT be returning. It was not overly crowded when we arrived. After we were seated, we waited a long time before someone came and took our order (Juans' Nachos). We waited some more... We requested additional chips and hot sauce. Again we waited (the additional chips and hot sauce came much later after we were finally served)... My order was completely cold by the time it hit the table. We had waited so long that i decided to eat my nachos cold, thinking to myself that this was the first and last expereience with this place. Again, it took forever to get the check and by the time our waitress returned with the check, I just wanted to get out of there. The cold food was semi-decent but the service was the absolute worst, ever. Never, again...
We dont want your service – My wife and i went for the happy hour which was advertised on Sunday from 11-6:30 on the net and they would not honor the advertisment. I called back to speak with a manager because i thought that maybe we had looked at the web-site wrong, but upon confirmation we had not. When i asked them about it they told me that i was wrong had must coul'nt read and then slammed the phone in my face with no apologies. i will certainly never return. In times like these i can certainly find a better place to spend my hard-earned money
Nothing to write home about – I heard that they had really good margaritas, well, I think what they mean, are strong margaritas. I think they are made with everclear or soemthing, b/c it was TOO strong to drink like a margarita, and didn't taste like any margarita I've ever had before.
The food was not good and very expensive. I think the reason they keep selling food is b/c people are too drunk off thier margaritas to notice that taste. It is over priced, but it is a good social scene.
Once was good, but now like all the others – This used to be a place that we went to all the time. The food was great and the prices were good for the area. Their margarita's were excellent. I would bring people from out of town here and suggest to others that this should be the place that we meet at. After a while their margarita's changed (I should mention that this was in '07) and I made a comment to the manager about it. He told me that your tastes change with the season and that is why it didn't taste the same. Well, we've been there plenty times since then throughout the year and they have not gotten any better, even with ordering a better grade tequila. The food prices have gone up considerably since then as well. The food is still good, but I can't justify the price for it. When a single fajita taco (which has gone down in size and up in price) costs over $7 for something you can get elsewhere for under $2, then it's hard to justify going. We live close by so we walk which is really nice, but you have to eat there at the beginning of the week as the rest of the week can get crowded and loud (although lively for a group when they have their mariachi's playing, if that is what you are looking for). This used to be a weekly regular and now has turned into once a month or every other month.
Worst margarita's ever – I just wanted to say that a friend and I went here for lunch today. The service could have been better... the food was ok, but the margarita's were AWFUL! Worst margaritas i've ever had and we paid almos $11 for the "famous blue" margaritas! We tried the regulars, sent them back and were given the blue ones... terrible terrible terrible!
Don't waste your $$ go to Adobe, Ninfas, Canyon Cafe... anywhere besides here!
Hot dishes!! – The waitstaff was very nice to point out their best sellers as their recomendations. Thank goodness she did that, the enchaladas were off the hook! The margarita was pricey though...
Huge Disappointment – My friend's sister was visiting from out of town and really wanted to try some good Texan margaritas. I'd never been to El Patio before but my friend had heard that they have good margaritas so we headed there right before hitting up Red Door. I have to say I was extremely disappointed. For one, they were pre-mixed rather than made fresh, they were served in tiny plastic (yes, PLASTIC) cups, and extremely watered down. I can't remember what i paid but it was definitely around $7.00 or more. I used to run a restaurant, so I know a fair bit about alcohol, and that was definitely the worst margarita I have ever had, especially for a place that claims to specialize in them. The food was pretty decent and it's a good place to go on a Friday night with friends, but I definitely DO NOT recommend the margaritas.
Nice midtown mexi-raunt – Food is good, margaritas are good. At par with the Houston average, nothing special here. But.... if you're young and fun, you'll love the atmosphere here. Total party all weekend and even many weekday nights. Great place for happy hours or to meet with some friends for drinks. And when you finish, walk next door to the Tipsy Clover for some pub fun or Red Door for some body thumpin' dancing. I am a Montrose resident to the core, but have to say El Patio has done a splendid job in Midtown. Kudos!
Great place to start your long night – Let's be honest. The food is OK but that's not why you go here. You go here because the blue margaritas, though not cheap, are one of the strongest drinks in town. One of the best places in town to start your long night.
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