Sunday, June 22, 2008
Eat out on the patio
Flung over on the far side of town between Guillermo Prieto and Ramirez on Morelos (the same street as the state music school) is a restaurant called el Patio. It has been there since 1971 or nigh on 40 years. Its age does not show as the Patio is clean and modern looking with appropriate lighting levels.
Part of the Patio is enclosed to accommodate the air conditioner. Facing the street, the windows fold open or closed. The tables are formica laminate. The chairs, well the chairs are the plastic kind, but they are forest green and very sturdy. No beer company sponsors the furniture here, although they do offer cold beer in iced glasses.
Service is crisp, efficient and quick. We had our hamburger with fries and chicken milanesa burger with fries in under 6 minutes. Wait a mo, that's what the patio reminds me of. The Patio is a WendysArbysBurgerking clone. Only they give you a printed laminated menu instead of a huge fluorescent readerboard. And the prices are sit down. (Take that any way you wish)
Burgers of beef,pork or chicken, tortas, snacks, dessert, soft drinks and beers. El Patio is open 6 days a week from 2 in the afternoon until 11.
- The Bread Guy
- La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Before gaining control of my life, I created pastries for some cool places in California: San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Brix Restaurant in Napa and The Lodge in Sonoma. Now I am the chef/owner of Pan D' Les bakery in La Paz. My personal favorite is the Multigrano loaf, full of crunchy seeds and a nice chewy crust.