El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

4.3
631 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Steeped in a culture rich with history and customs, El Patron, a family owned restaurant, serves traditional Mexican dishes such as Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos and Fajitas alongside house specialties such as Pork Chop Al Pastor, Carne Asada and Carnitas Michoacanas. We feature over 70 different tequilas and a number of signature margaritas in addition to a full beer, wine and liquor bar. Food is probably the most important element of Mexican culture. It is often said that "cuisine is culture" so join us for that incredible experience of eating homemade Mexican food.





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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRowanD
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Unfortunately it felt the staff was paying more attention to soccer than to their guests. We had children with us (one with a serious egg allergy) and had Mom not intervened we would have had to rush to the ER. The staff did not seem attentive to our table or need for high chairs and a booster seat either. Hopefully this is not the norm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food.

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vipJackY
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Good food. The music is overwhelming. If you want to go on a date and never speak to your date, this is your place.

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Southbound
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Not recommend

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vipcacti1
Tampa
163 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The place has changed since our last visit which was very positive. Unfortunately this latest visit was quite disappointing.
Starting with being seated in the far rear next to a serving aisle to the kitchen--not good!
Next, they had a DJ who played loud music making conversation almost impossible!
Our server was good--friendly, fast and attentive. The meals were so so and worse several were served luke warm. An example would be the chicken fajita which did not come on the usual sizzling plate but was delivered almost cool! To top it off, the chicken was rather tough and not that much of it. The dish was heavy on peppers and onions. When I asked for an extra tortilla they charged me $1 for it!!! The salsa was extremely bland while the chips were paper thin. The refried beans were tasteless.
All in all not a pleasant dining experience and certainly not what we recalled. Too many good restaurants around the area so won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Way too loud. The dj would put the speakers facing our table and we couldn’t hear the waiter or the person next to us. Food was good but higher price than most Mexican food places that offer more.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a large group here and sat across multiple tables. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. Highly recommend and will be back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

You know your doomed when the salsa is bland and I was not a fan of the whole fried under seasoned tortillas it was served with. The best taco was the fried fish the burrata one was pot roast and tasted the same as the pork one. My son prefers Chipotle

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was subpar. Service was terrible. Sat & server walked up “what do you want to drink”. Smh not even a “hi my name is, welcome” etc.

I don’t understand why this place is rated like it is.

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KristyB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and margaritas! Celebrated a birthday and they sang and put a giant Sombrero on the birthday guy:) will definitely be eating here again.

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RolandoF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

For the fact that it was Cinco de Mayo they staff was very efficient. Had to confirm my reservation various times but from the time we arrived to finishing our meal it took 45 minutes. Very fast and efficient

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vipAstridA
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

El Patron Restaurant cancel my reservation. I don't know why

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Jason
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall a great meal. The waitress was good, but was slow to bring drinks and the food was brought out 3 separate times over 5+ minutes for 7 people. We had to sit and watch our food get cold, as we wanted to be polite to our friends 2 on another). I ended up paying for my friend's drinks, as I didn't want to say anything.

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vipMM26
Orlando
136 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our favorite spot for tacos in Orlando. Highly recommend the Blue Crab taco!

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MacyG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Great atmosphere. Our server was great and all of our entrees delicious!

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OccasionalDiner
Austin
42 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit. We wish El Patron had a St. Louis branch!

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AndrewF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Restaurant crammed 6 tables too close together when the other areas had no diners. This was very annoying and not in keeping with web site which claimed they were COVID responsible!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and attentive server.

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Dzmpamom
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service!!

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Sam1984
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Energetic atmosphere. Food is on par with the average Mexican restaurant. Flavorful queso but it arrived cold. Our server seemed either overwhelmed or spacey. I ordered the burrito with both veggies and shrimp and they forgot the veggies and also charged me for it.

Their chips and salsa/queso comes with round chips. I suggest asking for the triangle chips. Not sure why they give out the round chips other than that they are probably cheaper.

Overall an okay experience and might try again. Servers need to be more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday buffet was outstanding! Everything was so delicious! We took our family of nine and everyone loved it!

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ImpressedGus
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their Margaritas are amazing. I highly recommend the flight to taste three different flavors. Their food was delicious and a lot. Definitely will be returning to this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food and the best margaritas. The best service we’ve had on our vacation in Florida hands down.

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jp1160
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit El Patron every time I'm the area as they have great food at
great prices.

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vipbrandonguse
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were looking to try a Mexican restaurant around the Orlando area and found this on OpenTable. Happy we did. Great food, service was excellent, and margarita flight was a great deal and each of the three (Rustics, skinny, and I think classic) all were decent top shelf tequila and mixes that had great flavor. Their guacamole was one of my wife's favorites and our fajitas (steak and chicken) were good portions and flavors. The chips and salsa was also good and our server asked if I like hit sauce and brought out their homemade fire sauce. Use in small amounts she warned and rightfully so. Added great flavor but truly fire. We will be back.

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vipCharlesH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Good vibe.
Looked good for families.

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vipTapaslover
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Apps & tacos edible, not great. Chimichanga was cold. We had to wait and wait for every course. Asked the waiter for boxes to take home leftovers - he said "sure" & proceeded to stack all the plates and take them away. 20 minute wait for fried ice cream and flan. They both arrived ice cold, neither dish was exposed to any heat. The horrendous service became laughable at the end. I know it's a tourist trap, but........................ it's a rather sad commentary on a place when the complimentary salsa & chips are the best thing other than the drinks.

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luvtheponies
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service

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vipDanS
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Drinks arrived after food. Server forgot items that we were billed for. We won’t return.

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StephenL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent but the service was a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service and atmosphere! We will visit again.

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WYOgal
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had fantastic service and fabulous food here. The flavors are authentic and the price is very reasonable for the quantity of food received. We will be back!

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elizabetha
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. Our waitress was pleasant and helpful. Great drinks and food. Pleasant atmosphere. Would visit again.

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vipMaryAnn
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff is very friendly. We had fajitas and they were over priced. My husband asked for cheese for his fajita and we were charged for it . It’s sad to be nickeled and dimes when you are over spending. Nice people subpar food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I think the margaritas are a little overpriced, but good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Not overpriced. Somewhat of a good service. They can definitely do better but it’s good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food was decent, which is the only nice thing I can say about this place. I’m not sure if the staff is inexperienced, or indifferent. Either way, they were completely inattentive, and the sound of dishes being dropped and broken is constant. And it wasn’t even that busy. Our server Daniel, might be a nice guy, but the worst waiter in the world. It actually hurt to tip him. Smoothies were good. The appetizer sampler was good, but came out long after our other apps were completed. In fact, it came out so late, we forgot we had ordered it. Don’t get the salmon.

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AdamC
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Worst meal I had in Orlando. It tastes like nothing. Salsa bland

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