El Patron Restaurante Mexicano
Great homemade authentic food. Atmosphere was energetic and appeared to be clean and within CDC guidelines.
We had a wonderful time. Street tacos were amazing!! Service was spectacular.
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.
Hostesses could have been a bit more pleasant servers a little unorganized orders got mixed up one order never came but food was decent.
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.
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!
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 !!
Great server and service! The food was delicious. Looking forward to eating there again.
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.
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.
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!
Minus we kept having to remind our server several times to get items, the overall experience was great!
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.
Amy was amazing! We will back!
Classic Mexican. You will be shocked at how perfect the food and cocktails are.
Do not be influenced by the location
Food was delicious and service was quick.
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.
We had an enjoyable dinner. It was no problem having a large party of 9. Food came quickly and was delicious. Would definitely return.
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.
Hector was awesome. Kept the drinks coming.
Drinks were really strong! The food was pretty good but was a little cold
What wonderful and unique food! An unexpected surprise of a restaurant. So authentic and delicious. We will definitely return!
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.
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!
Very good Mexican food. Fast and friendly service!
Did a great job handling our large group
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
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!
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!
Excellent food and excellent service! Will definitely return the next time we are in Orlando.
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!
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
Great food. Carolina was an exceptional server. Authentic Mexican food (one of us is from Mexico). Super inexpensive. Highly recommend it.
Great food! Great service!
Biz group, first class in every area.
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.
Delicious!! Lots of GF options!
Always a must when we come to Orlando. Friendly Staff and authentic Mexican Cuisine!
The margaritas and tacos were great & our server was beyond friendly. Will go back for sure.
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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano is rated 4.6 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.