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“A local institution” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Patio

El Patio
Ranked #13 of 175 Restaurants in Tegucigalpa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$105
Cuisines: Latin, Barbecue, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Silver Spring
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A local institution”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This place is loud, has loud and garish decor, and is the size of an airport hangar. That said, the place is a must visit given that this is a local institution. It is just where you go if you want a wonderful Honduran experience. Great anafres filled to the brim with gooey cheese and beans, large steaming dishes meat, and a wonderful place for a large party of people to have lots of fun. This place is a lot of fun. Be prepared to eat a lot!!!

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT GREAT!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I have been going to El Patio since 1998. The food and local Honduran Band were fantastic as always. Electrical power went out in that area of Tegucigalpa and we
continued with our evening as if there was no problem.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank BennyHMcDaniel
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Level Contributor
48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Abundant and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

It is a very popular Carne Asada restaurant. The food is delicious and the ambiance is nice. It is a great place to go as a couple or in a large group. A nice touch is that waitresses are dressed in traditional Honduran clothes and they serve mostly traditional dishes and desserts. A tip, if you ask the mariachi for a song you will have to pay them, they are not free entertainment!

Visited June 2014
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Could be so much better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This was one of my favorites restaurants in Tegucigalpa...when it was small and all details were taken care of.
Unfortunately, now seems it only matters how many people can seat and serve to earn money, but not to meet quality.
Tableware is not that neat...sometimes they serve in broken dishes....
I wish they can start all over and serve their famous dishes as they use to do , many, many, many years ago

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KarlaCalidonio
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

As a Tegucigalpa native I know this place has been one of the best traditional stake houses in town, and was known for having international celebrities and socialites as customers since their opeming around 50 years ago, but has been lowering quality every day.
I moved in to Zurich, Switzerland five years ago; and I wanted to go there on my next visit to my hometown because it was my favourite steakhouse when I lived in TGU.
To my disappointment, everything had changed for worst:
- Bad service; the place was empty and they took too much time to take my order... and the waiter was grouchy and disrespectful.
- Bad hygiene; the dinnerware were rusted and had remains of food. Our table was dirty and to make it worse, the waiter "cleaned" it with a stinky cloth. Judging by the bad hygiene I saw by far, I went to the powder room and was filthy as I expected.
- The food; they brought in the "anafre" (its like a small ceramic grill were they serve red beans with tortilla chips and another one with cheese and tomato bits) and it wasn't even on, the cheese (quesillo) was out of date, the red beans were cold. The rest of the snacks were cold, and soggy. The meat was hard, flavourless, cold, and I honestly felt like I was chewing rubber instead of beef.
- The average price range is inbetween $10 and $25, I think it is overpriced after evaluating their service and quality.

IN CONCLUSION:
There are more steakhouses in town that have way better food; where quality, customer service is their priority, and you receive what you pay for.

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