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El Patio Argentine Restaurant

86 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (91)
  • Kid-friendly (63)

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Family-owned and operated for more than 15 years, the El Patio Argentine Restaurant serves authentic, home-style meals and dishes using recipes passed down through generations. Located in the heart of Rockville, MD the El Patio Argentine Restaurant sets itself apart with its amazing bakery in addition to its wonderful dining.

Specialties of the El Patio Argentine Restaurant include their quiches and vegetarian dishes, their chorizos and empanadas, chimichuri sauce, barbecue also known as parrillada and their milanesas. With a long wine list, imported coffees and lunch specials, there really is no reason not to make plans to head to this popular spot for a meal and to sample something from the bakery.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Argentinean, Latin American, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Lunch: Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 231-9225
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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We also provide catering services, corporate lunches and barbecues in your home.
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Cross street
Parklawn Dr.
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Parking details
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Public transit
28436, 28618, 15342, 15338. Ride on: 10 Metro: C4, C8, J5 closest metro station is Twinbrook
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Live music on Fridays
Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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viptito (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on March 23, 2014

If it wasn't because I am near bmore now..would visit more frequently. It has never disappointed me for food or vino.

vipDessertlovers (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant because it was near where we were going afterward and we were so pleasantly surprised! I expected a drab "strip-mall" look, but it was clean and colorful, and the food was very good! I visited Argentina recently and the food at El Patio seemed very "autentico!" In addition, the desserts are incredible! Don't just look at the menu, check out the display cases! If you eat too much at dinner, you can take dessert to go! We will definitely return.

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vipAuntie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2014

Made reservations at 7, but had a bit of a wait due to lingering at the table meant for us. (What can you expect on a Saturday night?) We enjoyed the sweet breads and chinchulin! Done perfectly. Excellent chimichurri! Steaks were cooked perfectly as ordered. Recommend the Ny Strip. Delicious desserts! Everything is Very affordable as well. We really enjoyed the live entertainment they had. Lovely voice. Nice selection of Argentinian wines. Cannot wait to return.

Steph (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant. They have a large menu with many items that I'm sure are all fantastic. The service was excellent.

vipluv2eat (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2014

Come hungry...servings are a good size, food was amazing.

vipWanderingRosa (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2014

El Patio looks desolate from the outside but vibrant and full of life inside especially Friday and Saturday nights when there is life Argentine music.

vipLindaK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2014

authentic argentine steak/barbecue restr, excellent cooking.

vladi72 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

We were there for Valentine's Day. Atmosphere was fantastic. Good food, great service saxophone live music....We definitely planning to come back.

vipFantastic (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2014

I am glad to finally have a good Argentinean restaurant in the area. It reminds me of my childhood. Great entertainment also.

Sara (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2014

What a wonderful place for dinner. The wine choices are spectacular and varied, the pastries and desserts are delicious. The service is very European - no rushing. The cuisine is Argentinian, with a focus on steaks! My daughter's favorite is the Milanese - a breaded fried steak. I had the New York Strip and it was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful family dining experience.

viptanguera (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

I am happy to have discovered El Patio totally by accident, and to my great fortune find it to be a place I will return to for lunch and dinner and especially for the live music!. The food and wine are an exceptional value as well, and couples as well as families were enjoying the great ambiance.

vipBoomertech (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2014

My wife and I tried El Patio Saturday night just because we had to be in the area, but were delighted to find an authentic reasonably-priced Argentine restaurant, including food, decor and wine. Of course the meat was the focal point and it was excellent. The menu also contained appetizers and pasta that would be typical. Service was jovial and efficient, with an older pro waiter. My wife had the T-Bone, tasty if not the prime quality of a first rank steakhouse, but also was not near the price of that category either. I had the pique a lo macho, a kind of stir fry with beef and sausage that was authentically spicy and well-prepared. We would definitely return to this place, and bring friends the next time.

Uruguaya (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

I really wanted to find a place in DC that had South American food, the steak which my friend ordered was delicious but I ordered canelones and it looked like they had been sitting out all day and the meat inside was soggy and gross. The bakery they have attached to it is absolutely great! I liked it but I wouldn't go back.

Luisito (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2013

Loved it here, El Patio is a really good place to go
for Argentinian food. The wine list is extense and
the desserts are amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 16, 2013

I was diappointed with the service or lack thereof. May be the lack of good service at our table coould be we looked different to the servers. My expectation was dashed, I will never set foot there again.