We enjoyed this restaurant very much...great food!!!!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very impressed with the quality
Very impressed with the quality of the food. Both meals /appetizers in our party were very well prepared and presented.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Clean, well-decorated Mex
Clean, well-decorated Mex stop in a strip mall should be any Disney viaitor's go-to for its out of this world salsa and superb entrees. Far superior to restaurants that charge 2x as much.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ask for the Chili Rejeno...
Don't know why they took the Chili Rejeno off the menu...it is divine!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place - very close to
great place - very close to Downtown Disney, without the crowds. Food was fresh and great tasting.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and fresh flavors
Considering the tourist choices at this Orlando ocassion the food was great, flavorful and tasted fresh. Don't get the beet salad if your looking for traditional beets. Ours came out dry and stringy. The burritos, guacamole, fajitas were excellent. Try one of their tacos- I had the short rib and it was delicious. Would definitely come back again!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Taste and Service
Overall great experience. Food and service was great.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food at a reasonable price
Delicious tacos and sangria at a decent price. It is hard to find a local restaurant in Disney central Orlando. Most are chain restaurants- this is a good find.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Mexican food!
Being from the Texas it can be difficult to find great Mexican food when out of state on vacation. This little gem is fantastic from the salsa and queso to the margaritas. We ate here two out of the three nights we were here and recommended to our family that lives in orlando. Our kids loved it and can be quite difficult to please when it comes to food.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I dined at El Patron while on a weekend stay in the Orlando Disney area (we reside about 1 hour away). Found this restaurant on Open Table while looking for dining alternatives to the crowded Disney area restaurants. Read the good Open Table reviews and thought we would give it a try. Food was wonderful! My husband had the pork chop dinner and I had a burrito. Our waitress was Lymaris. She was an excellent server ... very friendly and attentive. We will be back to visit and have even discussed driving the hour just to dine here again. El Patron is a real gem.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Better Service
The food came out quickly and was very hot and fresh.
The service could not of been more perfect. Nicole did an amazing job and I will ask to for her next time I dine here.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice. Great food And
Very nice. Great food And a great value. Waiter was extremely courteous and efficient.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Mexican food. Good drinks.
Solid Mexican food. Good drinks. My wife and I decided to go on a whim. Apparently, during dinner it's a hot spot. We went for lunch and had a great time. It was nice and quiet so we were able to have a conversation. We highly recommend it, especially for lunch.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Defines "neighborhood gem"
A lovely casual spot, hiding it's strip mall location with great decor inside and out, super friendly service and lovely fresh authentic food that I feel I should have paid more for! We are here on a family vacation, great choices on the kids menu, that they loved. Found El Patron on OpenTable, wish we had a spot like this in our neighborhood. Strongly recommend if you are here.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found El Patron to offer good food, great service & knowledgable staff - our server recommended a great margarita. The owner stopped by to ask how our meal was & convinced us to try the flan - the best flan either of us have ever tasted.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexicanrestaurant in Florida
Being from Southern California we have many great Mexican restaurants being so close to the border. I was pleasantly surprised to find El Patron in a small strip mall. The food and presentation were excellent and the service was outstanding! I have dozens of avocado tress on my property and have guacamole on a daily basis at home. Their guacamole is excellent with just the right ingredients and spices. The Chile Rellenos were large, full on cheese and had the best sauce and flavor that I have ever experienced. The steak burrito was large and flavorful and was cover with a with cheese chili sauce. I am getting hungry just writing this review. I plan to visit them again this week to try more menu item before I return to California.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salsa was smoky but a little bland. Had the tacos. Nice choices if you want to try something different. He get the steak and bacon tacos for sure.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
During a recent trip attend a week long conference I found this excellent Mexican restaurant in a nearby strip mall. It was so good that we dined their on 3 occasion during the week. Each time we had a different server and the service was Great! Likewise the food was outstanding. This is quite a complement because we live in San Diego and we have many excellent Mexican restaurants and El Patron is on the top of our list. We are sure to return on our next visit to Orlando.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
El Patron - Great Food!
Pleasant surprise to find extremely good Mexican food in a strip mall. Ossobucco carnitas was delicisio! Service was attentive and timely.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great local find!
In Orlando's sea of chain-restaurants, it was very refreshing to find El Patron, a quiet local eatery with great food! Our server, Javier, was outstanding and his recommendations were spot on. He even entertained our children with magic tricks! Try the El Patron fajitas - they were wonderful. The guac and margs were divine as well. I highly recommend this place!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife & I were on a one night stay just outside Orlando & decided to walk to a close by restaurant, rather than drive. Not even a block away were several restaurants, we chose Mexican. Good choice, very pleasant, decided on a house drink at the bar before eating. Service was great, and very pleasant so we chose to eat at the bar. Food was very good, service, not just from the bar-tender, but others there, hostess, etc were great. When we come back later, will make it a point to drop by again, we had a good time, plus the bonus of very good food and "local" drinks were a bonus.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was Good, Service was excellen
This is a solid restaurant. No frill's good service, good food
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM