Roseann Joseph-Ciani swung El Patio’s door open at 11 a.m. last Friday, greeting the day’s first customers with a warm familiarity. Within 15 minutes, guests occupied every table at the small restaurant.
Her brother, David Joseph, chatted with the regulars, who talked back and forth between tables. The scene had the feeling of a family reunion — fitting for a restaurant run by members of the Joseph family for the past 60 years.
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2938 Guadalupe St. 512-476-5955, ElPatioAustin.com
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.