El Patio

2056 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
(510) 548-2222

Recent Reviews

Carlos Rodriguez

I went for some venezuela food! Arepas are amazing and tequeños even better!!!

David Moulton

Their food was tasty--we really enjoyed the arepas, they serve interesting cocktails, and they have a very impressive tequila and mezcal selection. We planned to eat on the patio, which is very pleasant, but it was crowded, so we ate inside instead.

Mario Gabiati

Cute local spot with a nice large patio and great mezcal cocktails.

Erika H.

Stopped by here for late night vegan eats and was NOT disappointed at all! I got the mango margarita ($10) it was good not great needed more mango and margarita flavor. The tequila was strong I will admit so that was nice! Nopales tacos trio and the Nopales burrito: Sooooooo good!!!! Like delicious times 10. To make it vegan make sure you: -Ask for it to be vegan and can emphasize it to be dairy free and not cooked in butter on the grill when the tortillas are being prepared. The nopales were PERFECT juicy chunks and great flavor all around. Would bring all my friends here for drinks with vegan options for late night meet ups! Perfect for groups with their gorgeous back patio too!

Cory G.

Oh my. Such amazing food! We had the chips and guac--so tasty! We then shared the tacos (we tried the asada and chicken--both were yummy and preferred the asada). But the best part of the meal were the arepas and empanadas! So good! My daughter tried both and loved them as well! Definitely recommend this little gem!

Diego C.

Food was okay, too pricey for what it is! Service was okay too, our rice or our beans felt like they were starting to turn a little. My pabello meat was good and so was the corn ribs

Manasi D

Was so excited to find this place in Berkeley while I was visiting. Loved the setup indoors and outdoors - there was a band playing live music in outdoor patio - seating nicely setup in shade! Staff was really friendly to take order and get us seated. Loved arepas - Was searching for good arepas for a really long time in Bay Area and these ones were really good, we also got yuca fries which was new thing to try for me - drinks were good too! Will definitely go back next time to try patacons and more arepas ?

Colin Stuart

Tasty tacos and margaritas and a full bar with a wide tequila selection. Their tented back patio is a great place to meet friends. Fine for kids. A friendly atmoshere - we struck up a great conversation with folks at the next table.

Zoe R

Very spacious patio seating in the back with heaters for when it’s chilly at night time. Came here with a Venezuelan friend and she said their arepas are some of the best she’s had in the Bay Area - although they are definitely more American style in that they’re stuffed kinda like a sandwich with delicious things! The elote is cut into shareable “riblets” and is probably my favorite thing that we ate there -I will probably ask if I can buy the sauce that was on them in a container to take home the next time I’m there.

Frances Y.

Casual place with good atmosphere. Lots of seats in the back patio where with lots of people chatting. The food is good but a little overpriced in my opinion hence the 3 stars.

Jordan M.

This place was more than I expected. I saw four mezcal cocktails which had some excited. Read the reviews about the food here and had to drop in. Drinks were awesome. Tried the tepa, numero uno and the mezcal margarita. All great! Ate tacos with each type of meat. All bomb. Carne asada was my favorite. Not a big fan of corn but the elite riblets were friggin flavorful. Finally the shredded chicken arepa contained the tradition of amazing dishes served by an awesome wait staff and bartender. Couldn't have enjoyed this place any more than I did.

Abhishek Singh

Liked the chips and salsa. Empanadas were good but not the best I had.

Ad C

Delicious food, good alcohol selection, nice chill bartender and overall immaculate vibes. The empanadas and chips were hot and fresh from the kitchen when they came out.

Audrey S.

It was nice place to sit outside and enjoy some good food! We got the chicken tacos and the el pastor arepas, which we decided was our favorite. The meat had lots of flavor and everything was at a great price. You had to go order up at the bar and then they would bring you your food at the table and then at the end of meal you'd bus your plate.

Brian R.

Casual place with a nice patio out back to relax and chill with family or friends. The food is delicious! The Arepa Reina Pepiada was a giant pile of shredded chicken in avocado goodness, wrapped in a fresh, handmade arepa, which tasted a bit like pita or a pancake made from corn. My first time trying it, and so good! The burritos were a hit and massive enough to fill our teenage son. Great cocktail and beer selection including a half dozen beers on tap. Friendly staff too. We'll be coming back!

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