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“El Pato - Best Tex-Mex EVER”

El Pato Mexican Food
Ranked #43 of 87 Restaurants in Pharr
Cuisines: Mexican
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harrisburg, pa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“El Pato - Best Tex-Mex EVER”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

I usually visit McAllen/Rio Grande Valley a couple of times per year. Love the area, but the very first plaice we stop after the airport is El Pato. They have several restaurants in the Valley. The food is fresh and I so dream about those homemade corn tortillas. Get the corn pato with chicken and avocado and then load it up with some great pico di gallo and other hot sauces on the "bar." Be sure to add fresh cilantro. They are very inexpensive... you must wait a bit because things are made fresh. Certainly not your typical fast food! Worth every wait.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Pharr, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“this place sucks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

Wow this place is terrible, their rude, they take long, restrooms are dirty, and the food is not fresh like they claim it to be , i order the crispy tacos and the the taco shells were hard and stale the cheese on them were soggy and gross, my egg and bacon taco was nasty, the egg was over cook, dont throw your money away at the one in pharr, go to the one in mcallen that place is excellent, the one pharr seems empty, I know why now. not worth getting sick cause these people are lazy.

  • Visited January 2013
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Edinburg, Texas
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“The best place for quick...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2009

The best place for quick Mexican food!

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“Sorry but that place its...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2008

Sorry but that place its gross. Pricy, the food doesnt taste that good...uhhh ya...

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“Got to Love Them”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2005

Who says you can't come home again! Walking in to an El Pato takes me back to my days in High School. We would sneek off camp, drive to El Pato and eat the best food in town.

While the building has changed, the food, smell and great service remains the same. I don't remember the menu being so detailed. Patos of any type are still the best!

I treasure my trips back home that always include an order (or two) of El Patos.

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