El Patio's focal point is its inviting courtyard brimming with wrought-iron tables. For starters, try the guacamole and powerful margaritas. Order carefully for your mains, as some options are better than others. Sweet, flavorful chiles en nogada are a good pick; mole enchiladas are a wise choice as well. Don't be tempted by the interesting preparations of fish—they fall short of expectations. Lively mariachi musicians or romantic trios play most days during
the midday meal. Note that this is one of a handful of restaurants in Tlaquepaque to serve during dinner hours.