Our first visit here, and
Our first visit here, and I liked my chicken enchiladas en mole; my wife was not happy with her entrée: pork carnitas enchiladas, but would return to try something else. We started with guacamole which was very good being freshly made table-side. Service was fine. We plan to return soon.
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were treated very well.
We were treated very well. Everyone was so accommodating.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great - Service was
Food was great - Service was wonderful - Restaurant looks great!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
El Patron has become our go-to
El Patron has become our go-to Mexican restaurant. Good food, margaritas and easy to park. Also, we do not have to wait to be seated. (They take reservations!)
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, flavorful Mexican food...fab
Great, flavorful Mexican food...fabulous fajitas, guacamole, fish etc. Oh, those magaritas!!!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on the 3rd of May when the Cinco de Mayo celebrations were just starting. We were taken care of in a very professional way and the food was excellent. We will definitely go back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Muy bueno comida
Our second visit to this Tarzana Mexican restaurant, and I enjoyed the food. We had guacamole made at our table to start--very good-- and I had chicken mole enchiladas, which were excellent. Large portions, too. My wife had a beef tostada, which she thought was good. She ordered flan for dessert, which I liked more than she did, but we weren't very hungry at that time. I also like their horchata drink; I would try this restaurant for some very good Mexican food.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Solid Performer
Good food, good service, great atmosphere. Mexican band was there on Friday night. Very fair prices.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Servers were great on top of everything from menus to what we needed. Noise level in Bar area much too loud to talk. Food was great everything came out hot and tasty.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We live 5 minutes from this place - the best Mexican food in the Valley hands down. Amazing dishes - so flavorful! Even the tostada salad is wonderful. Be sure to try the Conchita Pibiil - it will change your life.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
El Patron has become our favorite
El Patron has become our favorite Mexican restaurant. As busy as they are, they honor a reservation promptly. The service is not rushed, but it is attentive. And, most important, the food is well prepared.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the food :)
The food is great, although every time I order a virgin piña colada they always serve it differently. The last time is was more watery than usual and no cherry :( but still a good restaurant. Just beware that since the bar is the heart you might hear a lot of profanity from the bar clients, hard to enjoy dinner with them. Go with groups of friends to have fun but not much as a dinner spot for couples and families.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food tastes fresh and homemade. I would DEFINITELY come back!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Flavors Unique and Authentic
Reminiscent of those home cooked East LA Wednesday night flavors in the '70s, combined with 21st century conversation and a Modelo.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican Food
El Patron is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Valley. Kid friendly and terrific food. Especially like how they make the guacamole right at your table.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening and dinner
We went the first week of this restaurant's opening, and we did not like it. We decided to give it a second try a day or so ago, and we were delighted. We made a reservation through OpenTable without a hitch. Seated outside in front of a TV (Dodger game), which was great. True, the whether was just great, but so was the good and service. They served us two separate packages of corn tortillas and they stayed hot throughout our dinner, and we even took it home. Best tasting tortillas I ever had. The fajita was as good as I have had and the portions of everything were too much -- I will order less in the future. Come enjoy a nice evening of service and food.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
For Serious Fans of Mexican Cuisine
El Portal returned to Tarzana with a totally redesigned room but retained the very high quality of its offerings. This iteration has integrated the bar into the restaurant rather than treating it as an outpost or service bar. The range of offerings will satisfy most tastes and their prices are quite reasonable. Service was excellent but perhaps a bit too fast. We were in and out in less than one hour and, although we wanted to relax and sip our margaritas the food came out very quickly.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience and Mexican
Great ambience and Mexican food. I enjoyed my blended strawberry margarita. Great for birthdays, get togethers, or just to hang out at the bar.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
El Patron has become our Mexican
El Patron has become our Mexican restaurant of choice. The menu gives a wide variety of choices and everything we have had on the many occasions we have been there has been very good. The margaritas are excellent and there must be at least 20 varieties. We usually make an Open Table reservation and it is always honored on time no matter how many people are waiting.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
The whole party had an incredible time with amazing service,food and fun! They really know how to make an event super special!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Surprise
My daughter told me about this place. I have driven by it a million times. We met for dinner and the place was awesome. The food was delicious, the service was great and I loved the restaurant.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM