There is an article in todays local joke, the AAS, about El Patio having been in business for 60 years. Interesting reading for all you Austin history buffs.
I wonder how many of you out there have actually dared eat there? The last time I was there was probably over 40 years ago when I went there one night after work at the Tower Drug , formerly on San Jacinto, with Mercy Ramos .. She was one of the cooks at the TD and we went for dinner. (Mercy, btw, was the hostess at Fonda San Miguel for some years, so you may have met her one time).
I wondered for years how the place has stayed open but apparently it is still going strong.