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El Patio de Old Town

#321 of 3,870 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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2611 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2729
+1 619-260-8389
10:00 - 22:00
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Lawrence, Kansas
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1,015 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Pation de Old Town is a nice spot for a meal and/or a drink and to get a taste of traditional area cuisine.

Thank buffalojim67
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit on the patio and watch the world go by. Good mexican food and cold beer and margaritas make this a sunny day must see.

Thank jwyblf
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We consistently have authentic delicious mexican food here. The waitstaff are efficient a day the ambiance is very quaint. It's true dining el fresco. On Sunday night they had these wonderful mariachi singers who were fantastic. This is truly a gem of a restaurant tucked in the corner of the first Plaza in the state park. This is the place... More 

Thank Donna G
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We. Had the best Mexican food here. The thick salsa was excellent, the choke rellenos were really stuffed with cheese He entertainer had a beautiful voice that was very pleasant. By far the best. We tried three and this us tops.

Thank Andrea G
Kelowna, Canada
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252 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were in Old Town looking for a place which is pet friendly. This place met our needs and we had lunch there. The service was quick and friendly. I orderd a soup and my wife ha the chicken quesadilla from the Appie part of the menu. Well did she geta surprise when the order arrived. It was enough for... More 

Thank PeachlandCalculator
San Diego, California, United States
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We are locals and went for a stroll and found this little gem . Breakfast buffets on sundays are magically beautiful. live singingi mariachi and delicious authentic mexican dishes. However the only bad thing that happened is that my husband got a hair in his food. Otherwise service was great!

Thank Marisol G
Bigfork, Montana
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Always consistently good food and professional service. More of a Cal/Mex cuisine but very tasty and reasonably priced with generous portions. The table setting is comfortable, colorful and very "old town" San Diego charm! And great Margarita's! We have eaten here many times over the years and it has always been consistently good food. The location is also excellent for... More 

Thank Judi E
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great food had fajitas and chili rellanos homemade tortillas were great too service is a bit slow and it was really cold outside and they didnt have outdoor heaters on we were celebrating an anniversary guy singing said we celebrate divorces here didnt care to much for that remark!!

Thank gadora61
Pleasanton, California
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813 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Obviously, there are plenty of restaurants in Old Town and I'd say that would be my second choice. It probably feels more Mexican than others. We went there in the evening and there were very typical Mexican songs performed live by a couple guys. The food was good, the service was good too.

Thank heckfy
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622 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in old town quarter serves original mexican food , it's hot and spicy. It makes I eat a lot, mexican steak cut into pieces with spicy sauce wrapped up in tortillas with bean mash, rice . It's yummy.

Thank jajavalB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2611 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-260-8389

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