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El Patio Cafe

34226 Doheny Park Rd, Dana Point, CA 92624-1111
+1 949-496-9074
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
16 Oct 2017
“Fellow employee has been eating here over 40 years, I'm glad we came here!”
26 Apr 2017
“Taco Tuesday”
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Mexican, Spanish
34226 Doheny Park Rd, Dana Point, CA 92624-1111
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

While on a recent business trip, I was a guest of a fellow employee to this restaurant. He's been a local for over 40 years and has been eating here since then. Awesome sized servings, delicious food. Family owned and operated...super service, highly recommended.

Thank jeffelman
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Don't miss it. Taco Tuesday! Best you'll ever have! Sit out on the patio and hang out with the "old surf locals" and listen to live music. This is a secret spot- you'll be glad you found it!

Thank DrDebbO
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Drove by this place for years before deciding to stop in and sample the food. Wish I had not been so hesitant, as the selections are delightful. Get here early as it fills up rapidly after opening.

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We visited El Patio for the first time in several years and it wasn't as good as we remembered. We were there for Taco Tuesday and everything was good, but no great...including the service and ambiance.

Thank jaxgrls
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We've been stopping in to El Patio for delicious Mexican food for the past 22 years. We love the family friendly environment, cozy atmosphere, and tasty food. Sitting outside on a Friday night and listening to the live music is wonderful. Highly recommend this local...More

Thank jvz13
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

If you want real Mexican food and the feel of being in Mexico.You need to check this place out! Best taco ever! I love their food we frequent this Stabley Schmidt

Thank lynneY8869MD
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The best Mexican food outside of Mexico...........try the fish tacos and the chicken enchilada soup...........yummmmmmmy!

Thank denisepwobby
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Fresh mexican food and reasonable prices. Usually a line up on Taco Tuesday and weekends. Try the chile rellano.

Thank lagunaniguel-mom
Reviewed 29 August 2012

For more than 30 years we have been going to El Patio Cafe for consistently good Mexican Food. A true "hole in the wall" in the best sense of the word with 5 booths, two large tables where groups eat European style, one table for...More

Thank Lighthouse2006
Reviewed 7 July 2012

we have been going here since the 70s and it wasnt new then . This is a family owned place and can have strange hours so if you drive by and its open try it . The food here is good , dont look for...More

Thank Kelly C
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: 34226 Doheny Park Rd, Dana Point, CA 92624-1111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-9074
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