I have to give a big tip of my hat to this place. In comparison to other Mexican joints in town *cough cough Milagros cough cough* this one really does live up to its reputation. Though I had never been there before, I decided I wanted to try it for my birthday dinner.....a risky move, but I'm glad I took the risk.
My friends and I took full advantage of the Happy Hour from 5 to 7pm. Even if the drinks hadn't been at Happy Hour prices, they still would be worth the money. No skimping on alcohol here! Also, upon being told it was my birthday, the owner (pretty sure his name was Jorge) sent out a round of shots and played not one but TWO birthday songs for me. Jorge really is a nice guy and makes you feel like he appreciates your business.
Now on to the food. I had the enchiladas de mole and I must say it was really on point! The mole sauce was out of this world. It was the first time since I moved to Munich that I was able to enjoy great, authentic Mexican. From the chocolate, to the chilis, to the spices....it was like you could taste every separate ingredient in the sauce and it all blended together perfectly. I was so pleased with myself for choosing this dish haha
There isn't a question of IF I will eat here again, the only question is WHEN. Two big thumbs from me!
As far as Mexican food in Germany goes, this is a pretty decent spot. However, I have to say, if this restaurant was anywhere in the United States it would get a much lower star rating.
That being said, I was just there for a friend of mine's birthday celebration, and I wasn't totally disappointed. They have a happy hour from 5pm until 7 where their margaritas are 5 euros! So we obviously endulged in the margaritas until the very last second before 7pm.
I ordered the enchiladas mole, and I was pleasantly surprised. The spice was right, and there was actually a kick to it!
I would go back again if I had a real craving for Mexican food. However, it is important to note that when living in Munich you must lower your standards for quality Mexican food, because you will always be disappointed. But, El Patio is actually much better than the other places I have tried here in Munich.
I would definitely suggest it to a friend.
This is the ONLY Mexican restaurant that I have found in München. Nothing else (I've tried them all) comes even close to the food here. It's not 'real' Mexican food because if it was, the food and drinks would rate a 1 Pound mark instead of 3 Pounds.
In any case. Jorge is a very friendly host even if his wife can be a tad... well, unfriendly. We love their Happy Hour and their drinks.
Again, compared to everywhere else in town, El Patio is definitely the most authentic and easily the best tasting. I just wish it were about 1/2 the price.
Horrible service from the get-go. Based on the good reviews, I hunted
this place down and arrived about 4:50. Instead of being invited in, I
was told that they were not open until 5. I asked if that meant I had to
leave and come back at 5, to which the waitress replied that I could
sit outside and order a drink, but I could not receive the happy hour
price until 5 pm (a whole ten minutes later). When I finally got the
happy hour margarita (5.50 Eur), it was tiny and warm (no ice). I can't
believe they normally charge 8.50 Eur for that! Later when I wanted to
order some food, I asked if I could mix the different enchilada sauces,
even if it meant paying a little extra, but the waitress firmly replied
no, that is not possible. Their perspective on service is all wrong
and they'll likely find that customers won't return somewhere that their
business isn't appreciated.
This is in my personal opinion (and im from mexico:)) the best and more authentic mexican food, they just not only have delicius food but also real mexican tequila of the best quality like tequila Don Julio or Tequila Corralejo in München i never had a good tequila before in any other restaurant.
As a native Californian, at first I was very skeptical to try El Patio, because my experience with Mexican restaurants in Germany was always rather disappointing. But I was ASTOUNDED at the quality and taste of the food here. Not only was the food authentic (and delicious), but the owner was so nice! Even better, he gives out free champagne with gummy bears on ladies' night on Thursdays. WHAT MORE COULD A GIRL ASK FOR?!
I wasn't treated good at all and the food is nothing special. I will not repeat this one, there are better mexican restaurants in Munich.
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