Highly diluted margs. 1960s-era ceiling tiles about to fall into your warmed up food from a can. Beans, cheese, and guac does not equal Mexican Food.
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El Patio has been in Des Moines since the '40's and at the current location at about 37th and INgertsol since sometime in the '50's. It's a fun place to go with friends. It's actually a house that has been converted to a restaurant. There...More
We love this restaurant mainly because of the gregarious owner. It is always good food and in summer their patio can't be beat. Try the chocolate cake for dessert. It is out of this world deliciously decadent.
We were pleasantly surprised by El Patio! It is not your typical Mexican restaurant. The seating inside was great for date night and the food was delicious. Large portions, too! I had the black bean flautas which I'd highly recommend. Husband had the chicken fajitas...More
This is a nice restaurant to visit with a fun atmosphere and interesting paintings / ornaments all over the place. The food is very good but could use a bit more effort to better reflect New Mexico and Santa Fe cuisine. For example, it does...More
El Patio has been in business for many, many decades. That alone says a lot about a place. While the food is not to everyone's taste, there are a lot of fans that have kept them going so long. The food is more Southwestern than...More
My brother and sister- in- law took us to El Patio after a day outside on 80 degree high humidity weather day. Got there at 6pm on a Saturday and got seated on the patio immediately. The service was outstanding!! So good that we tipped...More
A local off the beaten track restaurant that has been there for years is the house known as El Patio. A favorite among locals this is one of the bucket list places to go when in Des Moines. Brook and Becky provide great food at...More
This place was filthy. Nothing has been cleaned in years. Crust on the table. They only give one a fork, no spoon or knife. Chips were salty ,salsa bland from a can. Very bad service. They gave me an order without the salad, the enchiladas...More