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El Patio Escondido Mexican Restaurant

495 W Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, TX 75495
+1 903-482-5588
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
495 W Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, TX 75495
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch after hearing about it in the local barbershop. The barber gave me a coupon for a free lunch so I had to try this local spot. Ordered the #7...sour cream chicken enchilada with a beef taco. Chips are fresh and crispy....More

Thank texasbygod
Reviewed 28 August 2018

we are always satisfied when we leave here. food is great, atmosphere is great, and service is over the top. even better when we get to have live music. None of the new places compare

Thank lisaF2650VF
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We came here because a friend recommended going. It’s seriously the best Mexican food around the Texoma area. The sour cream chicken enchiladas are to die for. Absolutely love them. The workers are super nice and friendly and give great service! I will definitely be...More

Thank c_e_loyd
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place is one our family favorites! They know what we like and ask if you want the usual? They know your name and are friendly and fast! The food is always delicious and hot! My son loves the chicken fajita nachos with no beans...More

Thank toddvelekei
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Don't be fooled by the appearance. The first thing I noticed beyond the slapped together building was the friendliness and genuine pride displayed by all working there. The chips and salsa are commendable. The chili relleño is very good and their refried beans are beyond...More

Thank James Parker M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

They always have great food! We eat here usually every week. Wednesday is the Enchilada special! Service is not great but the food makes up for it.

Thank cswilliams29
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Honestly, there isn't anything particularly special about the place, but everything was pretty solid on all accounts. Food was decent, margaritas tasty, service about average. Nice outdoor patio, and pricing was appropriate. Daily specials as well. All of that said, it is a nice small...More

Thank GrahamTrucks
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Hole in the place rustic decor. Fresh made hot sauce had just the right heat. Chips were thin and crisp. Tacos al carbon we're good home made tortillas. Really good rice and beans. Margaritas really good. Have a nice patio area.

Thank Evdallas
Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you're looking for the "chain" Mexican Restaurant atmosphere, this is not for you. It is definitely a hole in the wall place, nothing fancy. But the food and the service is fantastic. I have no idea what they put in their sour cream sauce,...More

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great service and good, inexpensive food. A good pit stop on a long motorcycle ride and even though we were a group of 18, the food came out quickly and at the same time, drinks were refilled without asking and all the separate checks were...More

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 W Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, TX 75495
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Alstyne
  • Phone Number: +1 903-482-5588
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