El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

4.5
623 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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KristyB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
131 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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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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vipSam1984
Tampa
7 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
4 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
4 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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vippenelopel
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy gave us amazing service and recommendations. The food was outstanding and we’ll definitely be back.

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vipPattyS
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our food, and it was a pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for Disney trip... after first long day at the park we were all starving. We open-tabled our rez & were there in 10 minutes of booking. Although restaurant was busy we were sat right away. our server was super friendly & attentive. we ordered our pitcher of don julio margarita & was one of the best we've had in a while. food was great! can't remember what each one of us had, but we i do know we were all happy!
thank you!

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StacyJelly
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was valentine's day and we had a reservation for four at 8pm but the place was so full that we had to get on a wait list for about 40 minutes before heading to our table. We didn't mind, the place was crazy full and they went above and beyond to give us an amazing service. Our waiter Gabriel was incredibly nice and we talked and laughed the whole night. Drinks were awesome, not too strong just perfect. Food was authentic, flavorful and delicious. Desserts were to die for! Don't leave without trying the flan! We had an amazing time and will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never got to eat there. There were so many people you could hardly get in the door. They told us they would try and get us a table but couldn’t promise anything even with a reservation. Due to covid we were not comfortable waiting. You could not move without touching someone.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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Kate
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I ate here for Valentine’s Day. Amazing food and great service. Great value as well

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, service was excellent, artisan tacos were fantastic. It was a great experience

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DianeM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fajitas were delicious! Service was great. We ate outside and tables were socially distance. Service was good!

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