Highly recommended by locals, El Patio is small, but has excellent authentic New Mexican food. I went there with a large group of friends. The service was good - though a bit short - the place was packed, but very helpful and expedient. The drink list is not extremely impressive, but the food was one of the best things I have ever had, albeit very simple too. I write about food for a living, so I have tried all sorts of cuisine. This really was exceptional - not fancy, fussy or even elegant, but homemade and very good. I highly recommend this restaurant. Get there early and get a table outside to make it a very memorable exerience! (They do not take reservations.)\r
I had the combo plate with green sauce. Several of my friends had the chicken enchiladas (recommended highly by friends who live there) with green salsa. Both were so good you wanted to lick your plate. (I was sick when we went, hardly wanting to eat anything, but if I had room I would have had seconds! It was that good.)
Pros: Great prices, excellent food, good service, lively environment
Cons: Was a little hard to find, off a main street, otherwise no cons.