Destination Wedding Vendor Reviews
DJ Ricardo Patino
Rated #8 of 15 DJ & Entertainment Reviews on BDW
DJ Ricardo Patino is the most trusted, in-demand and reliable DJ in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, Sayulita, Nuevo Vallarta, Bahia de Banderas and more beautifuk places. Ricardo's commitment to service has attracted and worked with brides, grooms, event planners, weddings coordinators, venues, hotelerie and a clientele from all over.
DJ Ricardo brings passion, style, and vision to Destination Weddings and Events. Staying true to the DJ Art form and proudly Old School DJ, Ricardo Patino (aka dj richie) has always let his music speak for him for more than 30 years with an uncanny ability to read the crowd and mix diverse genres into one night of music, with innate skills as a DJ has earned him a respect, recognition and a name in this business because reputation for creating an authentic DJ experience.
No doubt about it, DJ Ricardo is a truly professional in the art of DJ, committed, honest and passionate to all his clients... let an expert take care of your Destination Wedding or Event.
Pros: DJ skills, planning communication, personalization, wedding day logistics
DJ Ricardo did an amazing job DJ’ing my wedding! He did a great job mixing our favorite songs, and reading the crowd in order to play the songs that best suited the moment. Our guests also LOVED Ricardo’s work, and had a ton of praise for him. All in all, we had an amazing dance party to top off a wonderful wedding, thanks to DJ Ricardo. In addition to his DJ skills, he was great to work with. He was very responsive in his communication beforehand, especially with helping coordinate our custom song request list for the ceremony and reception. He also met us beforehand to plan the setup, and had microphone and speaker equipment working smoothly during the ceremony and reception.Read more...
Pros: quick response/ offers lighting and projector
Cons: no cons
We just recently had a wedding at Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos. They gave us a list of dj's that were on there preferred lists and after reviewing comments and internet sites we picked Dj Ricardo Patino. He was very prompt with his emails and answered every question we had. Honestly I was a bit nervous thinking what kind of music would be played during my wedding but he made us feel comfortable and secure with his service. I gave him a list of songs that I wanted during dinner and then reception. He said no problem! Everyone had a great time! He made sure we were happy and very satisfied. :)Read more...
Pros: Ability to play any type of music, from Johnny Cash to Queen and everything in-between. Super easy to work with, found his prices to be very reasonable!
Cons: None, everything was perfect!
I know that it’s difficult to figure out what the best option is when it comes to the entertainment for your wedding. DJ Ricardo is the BEST at what he does, and I would recommend him to all brides and grooms without hesitation. DJ Ricardo made my daughters wedding day perfect!!! The song planning was simple and fun for my daughter and her husband, they really enjoyed picking out the songs for the event. Every song was custom picked by the bride and groom and he made sure the songs flowed and fit together perfectly. My daughter and her husband love songs from the 80's and he was able to play every song they requested for their special day! He kept track of the cake cutting, first dance and all the little things in-between by announcing when it was time to do them. I think the best thing about him was that neither me or my daughter had to worry about a thing on her special day, we were all free to relax and just have fun. People are still telling us that the DJ was amazing, and I would recommend DJ Ricardo highly, it shows that he has done many events and he is a complete professional in his field. DJ Ricardo truly left a lasting impression.Read more...
Pros: Fantastic mixing skills and ability to read the crowd!
We hired Ricardo for our three-day wedding extravaganza in Punta de Mita and are so happy that we did! He was awesome to work with and he delivered the experience we wanted. Planning a destination wedding was stressful and having the right music was on the top of our list. Ricardo took the time to meet with us in advance to discuss our vision, expectations, and concerns. We hired him to DJ for our wedding as well as project manage our three-day event. He was extremely professional, organized and delivered all the audiovisual equipment we needed. He was proactive in reviewing our playlists and coordinated with the musician performing during our ceremony. Not only did he play the songs we requested and read the crowd in order to keep the dance party going for hours! We are extremely happy with his performance. If you're looking for a highly professional, experienced, on-point DJ, Ricardo is your guy. Muchas Gracias Ricardo Wishing you all the best, J & G SF, CARead more...
Dj Ricardo was a major contributor to making our destination wedding a dream. Planning a wedding from another country can be stressful and he helped it be stress free. Very quick response time, awesome selection of music and found all the songs we wanted to play no problem. I promise you you will not go wrong hiring this guy!Read more...
Pros: Exceptional mixing skills, equipment and outstanding attitude
I was married in San Jose Del Cabo in 2015. After contacting various DJ's, I found Ricardo. I would recommend Ricardo to anyone seeking great music for their wedding. After discussions with Ricardo over email, Ricardo came to my resort to review our contract and other details. I found Ricardo to be pleasant, professional and ready to provide my wife and I great DJ services. He brought his lap top and we sampled music together. It was like hanging out with an old buddy as we listened to great tunes. He laid out everything in detail and was responsive to all my questions (and of course all of me wife's questions too!). Because Ricardo has tons of experience, all my questions were not only answered but he gave us a sense of confidence that this part of our wedding would go without any glitches. He provided us a vision of how everything would unfold and that was refreshing. Although Ricardo has a great ear for all kinds of music, I knew Ricardo was our DJ when starting taking about house music. And I don't mean all that techno crap or so called EDM BS that fake DJ's are playing now. I mean old school house music. I had a list from my days living in San Francisco and he knew them all! Anyway, if that is not your genre, no worries Ricardo has been spinning music for years and you will be pleased with his skills. Oh, I have a friend who plays the Congas and so I asked Ricardo if he could being those too. He was more than willing to accommodate my request even though we didn't use them. I found Ricardo's rates fair for HIS SKILL SET. If you want some "DJ" to spin crap music without any true blending and mixing, then you have all sorts of "DJs" to chose from. If you want great music professionally mixed using outstanding technology, you call Ricardo and don't even question yourself. I recall getting a dance floor with lights as our wedding was outside. That too was awesome! Ricardo made sure that was done correctly. You get married once, so spend a few extra dollars for great services! I remember my wedding like it was yesterday. A lot of that has to do with memories of all my guests dancing and having a great time. I also has mariachi band and Ricardo was able to work seamlessly with the band. I recently contacted Ricardo because I wanted to know if he by chance recorded the wedding music as I wanted to copy. By the way, I had old rock and roll, R&B and latin songs on my list that Ricardo mixed in beautifully with my house music. He said he did not have such a recording but he still had my list and promised to quickly provide that! 2 years later I am getting a return on my DJ investment! Muchas Gracias Ricardo!! Hire Ricardo. He's the best in Cabo by far. From SFgroom!Read more...
Pros: prompt, very helpful, great music selection
Cons: none, none, none
DJ Ricardo was so easy to work with from the beginning to the end of the wedding process. I got married in Cabo Azul a week ago and had the pleasure of booking DJ Ricardo. He was very prompt with emailing us back answers and suggestions. He listened to what we wanted and created a playlist that was suited for our wedding. Not only was his music selection great, he was also a great MC. He worked well with the in-house wedding coordinator, which made my wedding totally stress-free. During the wedding planning, I had a hard time deciding on what lights to use for the venue. DJ Ricardo totally helped me on this (even though this wasn't part of his job). He even sent me pictures so that I can picture how the venue would look like with different light options. He helped make the wedding venue look more amazing. My husband and I definitely made the right decision on hiring DJ Ricardo for our wedding. I totally recommend him for your next party!!Read more...
Pros: Price, timely, responsive
Note: I was in the hospitality, service, and event planning industry for over 10 years, so I’m extremely picky on who I deal with. I only deal with vendors who provide great service. Service is always a number one priority. Quality is equally as important, and everything else is a bonus! So when I give a good review, it means I’m truly impressed. Ricardo always responded to our questions within 24 hours (sometimes within an hour). Furthermore, their prices are very reasonable and competitive. My fiancé and I went on a site visit, and Ricardo was willing to meet us ahead of time. He gave us a lot of great advice in regards to their deejay services and destination wedding advice. The music was awesome and Ricardo did an excellent job at feeling the crowd out. It was worth it. We also had an outdoor wedding slideshow. Ricardo definitely went above and beyond our needs. Ricardo was so much fun!, Choose Ricardo Patino for your stress free destination wedding! Our wedding day was perfect!!!Read more...
Pros: Music selection, professionalism, attention to detail
We hired DJ Ricardo for our wedding in Los Cabos in 2014. He was fantastic from the planning process to the evening of the wedding. Ricardo is very responsive to emails, helpful with the planning process, and has attention to detail. When we first started planning the wedding, I came up with a short list of songs I wanted to have played during our reception. Ricardo took it from there and really created a wonderful evening. All of our guests raved about how great he was! Thanks again DJ ricardo. Carmela & JimRead more...