After ready many reviews about this place I want to set the record straight. The food tasted good but over priced for Mexican food. I am always behind owners of resturaunts as it is always courageous to go out on your own. The portion sizes were small and I liked this owners concept. To spend 30 dollars or more per person for food that is not much better in flavour or quanitity than alot of mom and pops resturaunts is not prudent. This is not the value that we find at let's say Baby Kays cajun. If I want gourmet food I want gourmet food. There seems to be some type of gourmet snobbery which tends to over exaggerate based on concept. I want tortillas and salt and not bruscheda and a small piece of bread and two small pieces of zuchinni as sides.
I was a student at Phoenix College, located really close to the restaurant and tried it once with a friend of mine and has been taking friends and family there ever since! The chips and salsa are amazing! I always get the shredded beef combo, you can get it at a great price and you always take a to go plate, the serving size is ridiculous!! The staff is awesome, and the owners are wonderful. If a mistake is made, they correct it to your satisfaction. Very homey environment. There will be downsides to every restaurant I'm sure, but until I see it for myself, Mi Patio is the place to go! P.S. to go combo plates wt two tacos, rice and beans are only $5.25!!! Who does that? It's the bomb!!!
After being to this restaurant for the first time in my life, I tought, Wow! I need to come back. I mean it, the food was excellent (My favorite one was the albondigas). The service was great, They were very attentive and friendly. The price was great, I had a good dinner and paid a modest price. Oh man, let's not talk about the ambiance. There was music, people dancing, laughing, and having fun. As I said before, my experience was great, I would not think twice before coming back to this place. I would really recommend this place to anybody that likes to enjoy good Mexican food, great music and wants to have a lot of fun with out having to spend that much money.