El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

4.3
470 reviews
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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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Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Traveling to Disney and Universal Parks

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded 5 hours ago

We're so happy we could be part of your Orlando experience, Belinda, and thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our tasty food, and we hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon the next time you're in the area. See you next time!

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DS
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic flavors, margaritas and service. What more could you ask for? Nothing.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback, vipDeeS, and we appreciate your review! We're glad our tasty Mexican cuisine, refreshing margaritas and friendly service impressed you, and we hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon. See you next time!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Holiday visit and we had plenty of food which was great, service could have been improved with better understanding of English when ordering and more regular visits to table knowing that we had finished for some time and also have IPA available but appreciate it is a Mexican restaurant so can’t complain 👍 overall it was a good night out thanks guys

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, and we appreciate your feedback! We're glad to hear our tasty Mexican food impressed you, though we're sorry our service did not earn your 5-star rating. We'll pass your comments on to our management for review, and we'll work hard to do better. We hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in the area!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Drinks and food were delicious! Staff was pleasant. Everything came out as ordered.

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Responded 4 days ago

Your 5-star rating is much appreciated, and we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us here at El Patron! We pride ourselves on offering the best ingredients in our tasty Mexican dishes, and we're happy our staff's excellent service impressed you. We hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon!

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice find. All the tacos were really good. Carnitas was probably my favorite. Good fresh salsa. Very happy. Will return.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on June 8, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Vipjeff, and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We're glad our delicious, artisan tacos (especially our carnitas) impressed you, and we hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon. Our tasty, fresh salsa will be waiting!

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CZ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought a large party here and the service was over the top wonderful. 16 people and not a single miss on any level. Great margaritas, great food, will definitely come back next time I'm in Orlando.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on June 5, 2019

CZucco, we're thrilled we could provide you and your party with such excellent service, and thank you for your review! We're glad our tasty Mexican food and refreshing margaritas impressed you, and we hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in the area. See you then!

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TJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great lunch buffet at a really good price! Definitely will recommend to anyone!

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on June 10, 2019

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our Mexican lunch buffet, TavaresJ, and thank you for your review! We're happy to offer a variety of freshly prepared dishes at a great price, and we appreciate your recommendation. We hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon!

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RC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, we come every year to Orlando on vacation and always go to El Patron at least once

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for your review, RodolfoC, and we appreciate your feedback! We're so glad that you always make a stop at El Patron a part of your Orlando experience, and it was our pleasure to have you dine with us. We hope you'll be back to visit us again the next time you're in the area!

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 5th time patronizing El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, but my first time coordinating such a large group for lunch there. Everything was seamless, and everyone enjoyed themselves. I am never disappointed in the service, atmosphere or food, when I visit. I will keep recommending El Patron to everyone I know.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on June 4, 2019

LindsayL, we're so happy to earn your repeat visits, and thanks for dining with us here at El Patron! We're glad we were able to accommodate your party, and we're proud we provided excellent service and delicious dishes on your visit. We appreciate your recommendation, and we look forward to your next visit!

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W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very warm inside but the food was great

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thanks so much for dining with us, Waldo! We're glad you enjoyed our delicious Mexican food and we're happy we could give you a 5-star dining experience. Thanks for your feedback on the inside temperature, we'll monitor it to make sure all our guests are comfortable while dining. We hope to have you in again soon!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I went for dinner Memmorial Day Weekend and everything was great except the service. I know its tough during these ling weekends but again they should have been prepared. They took 20% off my bill but id rather pay full price and had a better expierence.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear the service on your visit was disappointing. While holidays are busy times for us, you should have received 5-star service no matter the day of the week. We'll pass your comments on to management for review, and we'll work hard to do better. We hope you'll visit us again for the chance to give you a 5-star experience.

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M
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The air conditioning was out so it was not very comfortable but the food was yummy

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, vipMargot, and we appreciate your feedback! While we're glad you enjoyed our delicious Mexican food, we're sorry if the temperature in the restaurant was uncomfortable. We'll be sure to resolve this issue as soon as possible, and we hope you'll visit us again for the chance to give you a 5-star experience. We hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon!

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JD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for an early dinner so the place was not packed. The servers were nice but service was a tad slow considering the amount of people there. The food was good and in nice portions.Churros were very good. Good value for the price paid.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, JoseD, and we appreciate you letting us know about your experience! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious Mexican food, though we're sorry to hear if the service was slow during your visit. We'll pass your comments on to management for review, as we're always looking for ways we could do better. We hope you'll be back to visit us again for the chance to give you a 5-star experience!

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k
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great, drinks were good.. service was very slow, two large parties came in after us, ate and left while we waited for the check.. while we waited our server was eating chips in the corner.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hello Keiths, Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal but we're sorry to hear that the service was disappointing. We'll pass on your feedback to management to make sure that all of our guests are taken care of in a timely manner. We hope you'll visit us again so we can have a chance to earn your 5-star rating.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing food, and the service was excellent

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hi vipFamily, Thanks so much for your 5-star rating, it was our pleasure to have you dine with us! We're happy that you enjoyed our delicious Mexican food and we look forward to your next visit to El Patron!

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and overall atmosphere was fantastic! Cant wait to go back!

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hi JMallory, We're so happy to hear that everything about your visit to El Patron was 5-star worthy! Thanks so much for leaving us a review, we can't wait to have you dine with us again.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious! Service is prompt and friendly! Margaritas by the pitcher is a great value. We always plan a visit to El Patron when we come to Orlando

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thanks so much for your 5-star review! We're so happy that everything about your visit was excellent, and we can't wait to have you dine with us again the next time you're in Orlando.

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious! Best Mexican my family and I have had in Orlando!

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 13, 2019

We're so glad our delicious Mexican food impressed you, and we're so glad we could be part of your Orlando experience! We'll pass your compliments on to our chefs, and we hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon. See you next time!

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LL
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner of fajitas and plantains! Just delicious.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hi vipLLFOOD, We're so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and that our delicious food impressed you! We can't wait to have you visit us again, see you soon!

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, fabulous service, fun place to go. Enjoyed celebrating Cinco de Mayo there.

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outside of there being an issue with the reservation system, and our reservations being overbooked, the food was great, and staff worked hard to overcome the amount of overbooked people in the restaurant on Cinco de Mayo

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cinco de Mayo

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 13, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us on Cinco de Mayo, and thank you for your 5-star review! We hope you'll be back in again to dine with us soon. See you next time!

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NP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our visit was on Cinco de Mayo so it was a little crazy. We were told at first that because it was a special day that our Open Table reservation could not be honored, but ultimately it was. It was a party like atmosphere and the entertainment was very good. The food came quickly, was hot, and tasted very good!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived for our reservation and were told they were not honoring any reservations for that day. Since it was my husbands birthday we were upset they told us the wait would be 1 hour so we left. Will not return, hostesses very rude.

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LG
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Wonderful Mexican dishes and atmosphere! Food, drinks, and service were on point! The Cinco De Mayo celebration was over the top good. They were busy but they managed the crowd and service quality did not fail. We love this place and will be back.

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DA
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Didn't honor our reservation "because they were too busy"! Unacceptable, will not be back.

She said we're really busy it's Cinco de Mayo - I know it's Cinco de Mayo, that's why I made the reservation! If you know you aren't honoring reservations then this shut down the open table portal, real easy!

Terrible customer service, not cool.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Responded on May 13, 2019

Danny, thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear your experience with us was disappointing. We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best service and convenience for dining with us, and your reservations should have been honored. We will look into this issue immediately, and please feel free to reach out to us personally to let us know if there is anything we can do to make it right. We hope you'll visit us again for a chance to give you a 5-star experience.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was super busy for Cinco de Mayo but we were able to get a reservation and they were more than accommodating. The food came out very quickly and the tacos were amazing. The DJ they had there for Cinco de Mayo was extremely entertaining and had everyone in the restaurant engaged. We will definitely be back.

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MW
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I highly recommend the “Skinny Seniorita” margaritas as they are made with agave nectar and lime juice. They also have great blue crab tacos. The prices are great and the service is fast.

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mex in Orlando. Best value for your dollar. Have never had a bad meal and the daily lunch buffet is fantastic.

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PL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant lived up to all of the other great reviews...it was OUTSTANDING! My family of 7 was on vacation in Orlando when we stumbled upon this...praise the Lord for Google search!
The food was fresh and delicious, our server was extremely attentive, the portions were so generous, and the atmosphere was very upbeat!! They had live music, and the gentleman was talented and interactive. He walked around the audience getting others to sing! I wish we hadn't had to leave for home the next day...we 100% would have went back for more!!!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked same day a party of 16 as we were down for the cheerleading competition. One of our party members had his birthday that day. The restaurant had live entertainment and this guy was a great singer but also a great person and made our night super special. Thank you so much!

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B
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the experience... hidden gem in the Orlando area!

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JF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Carolina was wonderful providing excellent customer service. Next time in Orlando we will be back for the Margaritas!!!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hector was wonderful. He was attentive and friendly. He reminded us about the upcoming cinco de Mayo party. Food was delicious!

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B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought it was okay. Definitely different from most Mexican restaurants. My wife loved her meal. I thought it was too traditional, meaning probably someone’s authentic Mexican recipes, but not exceptionally good tasting. The nachos were bland, and the tacos were mediocre. Here’s the thing, it was all way way too salty. They use a ton of salt. Salt, above all else, is how I would describe the flavor.

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Kent
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did get off to a bit of a bad start we went to sit down & the seats were wet. But this was very quickly dealt with & we had a fantastic meal. We are not the easiest bunch to deal with. The vegan in our party, the fussy child & the rest of us (party of 5) had a lovely dinner. I was the only one drinking & my cocktail was gorgeous. The service was great too.

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant it was very reasonable price wise too.

Also just on a side note spotlessly clean & very modern restrooms.

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TM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality authentic Mexican food , great service and atmosphere

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CR
Tucson
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and able to accommodate all my allergies. The flight of Margaritas was something I’d never had before and would definitely do again. The food was amazing!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waiter did not write down our order and everything came out wrong. They gave us the wrong appetizer; my husband asked for no bacon on his fajitas and they put bacon on it. Our waiter was never to be found. Overall I would not come here again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great service !

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