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El Pato Mexican Food

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1626 N Raul Longoria Rd, San Juan, TX 78589-9792
+1 956-782-7286
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stopped by when visiting family to grab a quick meal. I ordered something simple – just chicken and avocado wrapped in a tortilla. But it was incredibly tasty. Highly recommend.

Thank Experience78
San Juan, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

El Pato's has to freshest food, especially the tortillas. They always have great specials going on. So good that everyone will really enjoy the food. The restaurant's are top notch in cleanliness. The employees are the sweetest and we have gone to everyone of their restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and their prices are really good.

Thank Kathydtrammell
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

My siblings met up with my husband and myself at the El Pato in Weslaco before our return to Houston. My husband wanted to order EVERYTHING on the menu (he almost did). I ordered the Mexicana plate (it was okay) and the NOPALITOS (that was my first time trying nopalitos)...OH EMMMM GEE! I absolutely lalaLOVED them. I am sold...I am... More 

Thank Jacqueline A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Good tacos and breakfast in the morning!!! Staff is friendly and setting is nice !!! All I can say is wow :)

Thank Kelly D
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Nothing is better than a Pato late at night, early morning or lunch. Simple, yummy Mexican fare. This is the food people who move away come back for. Make me smile.

Thank Jen L
Bourges, France
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

I've been eating here for more than 30 years. My daddy used to bring me "Patos" when i was a little girl. The facility has gotten nicer but the food has remained the same. Wonderful breakfast tacos!

Thank TwiAgtraveler
McAllen TX
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2008

I used to love this place so much. It used to be that you could come here and get 3 patos with res guisado and frijoles and you'd be in heaven for the next 10 minutes. Now the beef is tough and disgusting, and the service is horrible. Let's hope the owners turn this place around cuz I miss how... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2008

Never going to that place again, bad service, bad prices, smells.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1626 N Raul Longoria Rd, San Juan, TX 78589-9792
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 956-782-7286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?