El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

4.6
577 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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vipJoyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade authentic food. Atmosphere was energetic and appeared to be clean and within CDC guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Street tacos were amazing!! Service was spectacular.

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ChefFrank
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been going here for years based on a recommendation from a friend of Mexican descent. Years ago while both worked in culinary at Disney we used to meet here on one of the very few days we had off. He always told me it was very authentic like home for him. That was over ten years ago and I still go here when I get the chance. They have all the things regular everyday tourists seeking a flour tortilla taco could want but if you read a little further you will discover much more. From the perfect mole to the seafood Veracruz the dishes are well balanced and executed nicely. It’s a loud spot on a busy night of you can handle it but it’s cute clean and most of the servers and hostesses are very nice. The bar runs a little slow but the margaritas select is large and worth a short wait. Whoever the original chef is I tip my hat to you, much respect. You set up something very well and it’s held up. So to the rest of you out there if you’re in the neighborhood do yourself a favor steer clear of the big chains nearby and give yourself a treat at this restaurant. Trust me you will enjoy yourself.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostesses could have been a bit more pleasant servers a little unorganized orders got mixed up one order never came but food was decent.

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MeredithM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good restaurant. Ambience is great! Food was really good. We ordered a few dishes and ate family style. They were packed as it was NYE so the waiter was a bit hurried. Our nachos were pretty good but some chips on the bottom were chewy. They are generous with their tequila pours! Bathrooms needed attention, but again in was NYE.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food selection and the quality was outstanding. Our server, Luisa, was amazing. She offered some suggestions and seemed to have as much fun helping us make our order decisions as we were having. Great atmosphere and food made for a great night out!

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vipnicholasv
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I’m sorry to say this but it was the worst food I have eaten . My server was horrible just did not want to be there another waiter I guess saw and came to help out . The drinks where like drinking a fruit drink no alcohol, the guacamole was bland . The meat was tough don’t want to go on . This was a sad experience for us !!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and service! The food was delicious. Looking forward to eating there again.

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TracyT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The appetizer platter was amazing. We enjoyed the margarita flight. The chicken empanadas were perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant. Hector, our waiter, was phenomenal.

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vipmilang
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of THE BEST service experiences we've ever had. Our server was Carolina. Ask for her by name. I tipped her 40%. Food was amazing also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting the restaurant. We enjoyed the quality food, the great spirits and a wonderful atmosphere and staff so much so that we went back a second time during our stay!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Minus we kept having to remind our server several times to get items, the overall experience was great!

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MistyS
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to El Patron while on vacation with our family. We had 9 people and they easily accommodated us at a large table. They had an extensive menu and the food arrived quickly after our order. The queso was thick and creamy, unlike a lot of other similar restaurants who serve watery cheese. All of the food was delicious. The quesadillas were my favorite. We would definitely go back to El Patron.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amy was amazing! We will back!

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vipThomas
Bristol
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Mexican. You will be shocked at how perfect the food and cocktails are.
Do not be influenced by the location

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was quick.

MW
vipMeshedWell
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food!

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LauriS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but nothing fabulous. The drinks were decent but again nothing I would go just to get. Our waitress was very attentive and had a constant smile on her face. I would go again but maybe not on a weekend and try something else.

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BeverlyB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable dinner. It was no problem having a large party of 9. Food came quickly and was delicious. Would definitely return.

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RebeccaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

for a Mexican restaurant, I was very disappointed. There was too much of an American as well as Cuban twist to their food - it was definitely NOT 100% Mexican. In addition, I was very disappointed they didn't have a tequila menu nor do they serve tequila properly. We ordered a fairly expensive tequila and they served it to us in shot glasses with salt rims and a lime. This is NOT how you are supposed to drink tequila. BTW, we weren't college students so they should know better that not only were we not a "shot" group, but you NEVER shoot a good tequila - it's supposed to be sipped. This made me realize they don't even understand how to properly serve tequila.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hector was awesome. Kept the drinks coming.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Drinks were really strong! The food was pretty good but was a little cold

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vipACE1king
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What wonderful and unique food! An unexpected surprise of a restaurant. So authentic and delicious. We will definitely return!

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JaniceS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really delicious, had a great time, we had a larger group 10 people, had plenty of room and overall restaurant did not seem overly crowded. Was comfortable for one of the first times taking our kids out to a restaurant indoors. Waiter was fantastic, super pleasant and really attentive. Overall wonderful evening out with family and friends.

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ElPoderoso15
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Mexican restaurant with great tasting food. We were served very fast. Food was hot and tasted great! Menu includes many options to choose from. Will definitely go back and recommend to everyone!

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dalfoodie
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Mexican food. Fast and friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a great job handling our large group

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Foodlover
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Patron was 5 star, quick service, salsa was homemade...so good. Shredded cx chimi made me go back a second time in a week. Churros to die for. Fabulous authentic Mexican food
Highly recommend. We made reservations both visits, social distancing great.
Favorite marguerita was the Fiesta

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a trip to Disney and came here solely based on reviews on OpenTable. It was DELICIOUS. Best Mexican food I’ve had in a long time. Even my picky 7 year old son kept saying how good everything was. Highly recommend!

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SharmanBeltran
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were in town for Disney and needed to go to dinner in a 12-person group. Nothing in disney springs had a spot for that many people, and truthfully I think the restaurants in Disney Springs are terribly overpriced, anyway. I found this well-rated restaurant and made us a reservation for dinner for 12 people at 8:00 (right after the park closed). Everyone really enjoyed it, the food and drinks were really good, and the prices were very reasonable, especially after the sticker shock of Disney prices. We would definitely go here again when in the area.

The only mishap was that my friend mentioned that it was my birthday, and they brought out a dessert and sang me happy birthday, which would have been awesome, except that it WAS the dessert my friend had ordered for herself! Not a duplicate - it was HER dessert (sopapillas). So if the restaurant didn't offer a free little birthday dessert (like a cup of ice cream with a candle in it, or something similar), I would have preferred that they come by to sing happy birthday, and not place a dessert in front of me, instead of giving me someone else's dessert they had ordered for themselves. So awkward!

All in all, still a great dinner, and not too far from the Disney parks. Would definitely go back!

LB
LisaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service! Will definitely return the next time we are in Orlando.

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vipBrianC
Sydney / NSW
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, excellent server (Carolina), we would definitely recommend this El Patron. Restaurant was thankfully in strict compliance with Covid-19 requirements. The price was fair, the food terrific, and the Margarita special fantastic . Carolina anticipated our needs well, including moving our table away from a very angry family with with unhappy children who were causing chaos.

Thanks El Patron!

CB
ChuckB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food... queso blanco with jalapeno was delicious.. everyone enjoyed their food and the pitcher of Cadillac margarita was the way to go for the table

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vipOTRR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Carolina was an exceptional server. Authentic Mexican food (one of us is from Mexico). Super inexpensive. Highly recommend it.

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MeganF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biz group, first class in every area.

JB
vipJimB
Dallas
82 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed dinner. Round fried tortilla shells instead of chips. Crema seemed like mayonnaise instead of sour cream. Chicken and beef fajitas were good and plentiful. Good guacamole . Chil rejanos flat and small portion. Friendly service, nice atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious!! Lots of GF options!

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vipKameshia
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must when we come to Orlando. Friendly Staff and authentic Mexican Cuisine!

K
Keld07
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas and tacos were great & our server was beyond friendly. Will go back for sure.

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