You aren't allowed to order a glass of wine here without also ordering food. This is not stated on the menu or when you walk in. The place is covered in wine bottles and advertised as a wine bar, so this rule makes no sense.
My husband opted for El Patio for his birthday. Since we were traveling from out of town, we checked the website regarding reservations, which encouraged walk-ins, and arrived early for dinner so as to not be inconvenient. There were five in our party, two adults and three children. The restaurant was over half vacant when we arrived - more of the tables were empty than filled. So you can imagine our surprise when we were turned away on the grounds that they didn't have enough space for us. I inquired as to why we couldn't just push one of the smaller tables to a larger table; to which the waitress actually told us "it would be bad business for the owners to seat you." I'm dumbfounded. How could sitting a party of 5 (with four hungry guys as part of the crowd) at a combined table with one 4-chair and one 2-chair table, be bad business? Why in the world would anyone turn away paying customers? Here is the worst part: this was on MLK, Jr weekend. I'm appalled by the show of inclusivity and unkindness shown to me, my husband on his birthday, and even more for the horrible example they showed my children. I reached out to the owners with silence as the only response. Do yourself a favor and find a restaurant that respects human rights and common decency. This one doesn't.
We ordered the pollo saltado, 2 chicken empanadas, charcuterie (meat & cheese board for 2), & the grilled tilapia with yucca fries & veggie skewers. The charcuterie & empanadas were delicious, the entrées were just alright. Malbec, of course, was tasty, as was the passionfruit juice, but they don't have liquor, so no option for that. The server was attentive & polite, asked if we'd like to speak in Spanish or English. It was a bit noisy inside, but they were accommodating & moved us from the outside when it 🌧 . Overall, I'd return, but it wasn't my favorite. I think that the steak would be better.
Fun and enthusiastic opening for a restaurant like this. Hope that it becomes a town favorite, and nice to have a bar brewery very local. It's obvious that the owners.
El Patio is very good and the prices are very reasonable! Where can you get a NY Strip for under $20!? The potatoe salad was also delirando their chimi churi sauce is always delightful. Come try there chorizo, empanadas & tasty deserts. The Argentine wine is always good and the coffee is always made well. Argentines are also know for their excellent service…