El Patio

2506 Village Green Pl, Champaign
(217) 600-7683

Recent Reviews

Kathy Saad

Great small Mexican place 2 go..great service & food..the owner was doing ALL the service & a cook n back..they got busy but he did a great job & did it with smiles & laughter...thanks ???

Rob Bolden

Probably the worst Mexican food I've ever had. Stale chips, bland salsa, beans and rice. The mole looked like something the cat brought back up, and tasted as bad as it looked. The chicken under the mole resembled a smashed chip of some kind---flat, brittle, and tasteless as well. Fish tacos had a crumbled teaspoon of fish in each taco mixed with potatoes as filler! wow. really? I didn't expect much based on the lazy kid greeting people as we walked in, so was not surprised. At least I know where the bottom is. I don't understand the positive reviews. Probably drunk locals. Clearly this place is as bad as it gets.


This review is for ElPatio alcohol drinks. I ordered a piñacoladá the Bartender was a nice guy and served me a 42oz frozen drink. As I watched him make my drink I saw that he only poured 2oz of tequila in the mixer. That said the frozen drink was not what I expected. Not sure if he knows how to properly mix liquor ratio. My bill for one drink ended up being $16.99!! Wow. Overpriced! Worst of all, I could not taste any liquor, just straight up sugar. Just a heads up guys don’t purchase any mixed drinks there, I would recommend going somewhere else for drinks.

Andrew CLendenen

Love the food and the service is amazing best Mexican around

Rick Langlois

This is a family run place. Like most towns of this size there are A LOT of Mexican style restaurants to choose from. El Patio is not terrifically different than most but after three or four visits I have felt as though the food is better than many others in town. The hand made tortillas are worth asking for. Service is good and very friendly. Prices are very reasonable, similar to the others, but again I feel the food is higher quality enough that it's worth riding over there to eat. Indoor or outdoor seating options are available. The margaritas are better than many other places also!

Nika Lucks

Super Cute place! Family owned. Friendly staff. Great Service!

Philip Brown

Definitely worth the positive reviews. Fully above and beyond what the restaurant experience is. Excellent service and the food was awesome

Debbi Engstrom

Awesome food n great service

Deb Neff

Fresh food and friendly service. Good margarita specials during the week!

Travels with Debbie & Randy

We loved the homemade salsa with chips. Looking forward to visiting again.

Megan Reynolds

Went for lunch today with my daughter. We loved everything!! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had cheese dip, shrimp fajitas, and the veggie fajita quesadilla. Everything had so much flavor and the salsa was really good too! If you like some heat, get the homemade hot sauce.The only negative was that it was so cold in the restaurant. It is by far our new favorite Mexican restaurant in the Champaign area.

Bill Morgan

Still haven't found good mexican food in Champaign.

Lynnsey Renee

Great service and friendly staff. Food is great for dining in and carrying out!

Mark Wolters

The best most authentic Mexican restaurant in Champaign. Mama and everyone are truly wonderful people that put their love into the food. If you aren't sure what to order just ask for something they think you will like.I have never had a bad meal here. We eat at El Patio twice a week. They have good daily specials as well if you are looking to save money.

Pam Blanton

EXCELLENT FOOD. EXCELLENT SERVICE there was a glitch when I ordered online and the order did not go through. But so accommodating- got my order ready in no time- was not their fault but apologized for the wait. Again not their fault but so super nice! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!! Big portions for the food at reasonable prices too. What else can I say GO THERE It's great!

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