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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

4.2
328 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Authentic
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.





Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Standard Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-10:00pm

Signature Lunch Buffet: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Signature Brunch Buffet: Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm
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Phone number
(407) 238-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We can cater for a group of 10-200. Menus available upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
535 and Palm Parkway
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 328 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This place is OUTSTANDING! We stumbled across ElPatron as visitors to Orlando. The food and service rival DC restaurants (where I’m from) that are twice the price. Drinks are creative, food is authentic and service is friendly. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

So glad I finally found great Mexican food near us! We really enjoyed our experience! The server was really friendly and offered suggestions to us. The tacos plate was soooo much food, but so delicious. Would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent Mexican option

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Definitely the best we had during our time in Orlando. Great service, delicious food, can't say enough good things! :)

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

If you like cold food and management with an attitude, this is the place to go. Felt like it was a bother to say something. He indicated the kitchen did microwave it to reheat and it was still cold. Do not recommend eating here. Cocktails were good

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We’ve been coming to Orlando for years, but only discovered this place a couple days ago. Had a large group and they accommodated us with no problem at a big semi-private table. Food and drinks were truly fantastic. Great value, great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was decent overall but the service was lacking. Chicken quesadillas had too much cheese and not much chicken. Rice was cold. I suppose it’s to be expected given that it’s in Orlando, but still disappointing. Gratuity was included, again typical of a tourist area.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was good and upscale-unfortunately waitress left us to tend bar before our food was served and we couldn’t get drink refills etc without waving down bus boys

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best Mexican food ever!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a great time -- server was excellent! It was a girlfriend get together with lively chatting, and we loved that the tables are spread out enough for privacy at your table.
Margaritas are yummy!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was ok, bartender not very knowledgable. We went to the restaurant because of a very good Tepache we had at Lake Ivanhoe for the Mexican Festival. I asked the bartender for one and she didn't even know what it was. Asked our server and he knew but said they were out, he later returned to say they just made some up. Very poor drink tasted nothing like one at festival. The CARNITAS MICHOACANAS I ordered was too salty and overloaded with onions barely any flavor tasted like salty cardboard.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My husband and I loved the food here! We each had a trio of tacos with 2 sides. The choices of tacos were really interesting- the typical with some unusual. Our waitress checked in the perfect amount- dilegent but not overbearing. I have no complaint about the food or service. I was disappointed that the women's bathroom was a mess. Clogged toilets, at least 2, and toilet paper on the floor. Overall, my husband and I will return for the food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We came here after a day at SeaWorld. We came based on the reviews it got on open table. We were not disappointed. My husband got the everything fajita and just about finished it I got the chicken fajitas. Everything came out piping hot and was delicious. The only disappointment was that we were going back to Pa and could not save my leftovers. The margarita was okay. For this being a Mexican restaurant they need to work on their margaritas, like use fresh strawberries instead of a mix.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food and Service was Amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We were visiting the area and looking for a good mexican restaurant- this came across our google search and did not disappoint! One of the best mexican restaurants I have been to! The fajitas were absolutely delicious. Highly recommend.

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1.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and looked up this place. We thought we could enjoy a nice meal and made a reservation. When we arrived we requested a booth and the hostess said there was none available. The restaurant was fairly empty and there were two empty booths right in front of us. When that was pointed out to her she said they needed to be cleaned, sat us at a table and told us to wait to be reseated.

While waiting we observed a different hostess sit a group at the booths the we were told “needed cleaning.” We asked the original hostess what was going on and she said she was “too busy” and therefore lied to us and told us the booths were dirty. Too busy? There was no line and no other patrons waiting....

We ordered an appetizer and were moved to a booth prior to its arrival. When our appetizer came it it was placed on the table we were originally on. It sat there for about 10 minutes with the new occupants at that table. Finally one of them said something to their waitress advising her that they did not place that order. That waitress picked it up from their table, walked over to us and set it down while saying “that’s what happens when you move tables” and storming off. No sanitation concerns what so ever!!!

Needless to say, if the staff did that in front of us who knows what goes on in the kitchen. We decided to leave obviously due to the horrible service and health concerns! Hostess and waitress were horrible!! Worst experience we have ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great food, great service! Will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Service was awful. My food didnt come for over an hour after everyone elses

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Delicious and great menu options. Definitely wi go again!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excelente comida y ambiente y el que hablaran español es un plus!!
La mesera de nombre Fati (creo que es así) es excelente atendido al público. Lo recomiendo 100%

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Terrible service, took a half hour to get our drinks

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was amazing - our server truly cared about our experience. The tacos were phenomenal and the deserts were incredible. Everything appeared to be from scratch. When we go back to Florida for our Disney trips we will make this a tradition.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I went here with my family of 5 and my brothers family of 5, kids range from 8-13. Food and Service were outstanding!!! I highly recommend the Combo Fajitas, incredible!!!! Bring your appetite 😉

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We took a cab to get here and was hoping for a great dining experience. We had a reservation, but as soon as we were seated we were told the kitchen was backed up, an hour later our food came and we ate so many chips we were both full. My skirt steak was partially burned to boot. I was disappointed because it cost us extra money for a cab to get there and the experience was poor.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We initially wanted to eat at Disney Springs,but every restaurant was booked. This place was a great alternative. Really good food and nice drink menu, excellent. service and a good kids menu, which was a bonus.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a great experience with stellar service . Front section seating near bar is not so desirable. Great vibe & contemporary music. Special thanks to Milagros.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is NOT authentic Mexican food. The rice was from a Goya packet, the tacos were terrible and the margarita was all sugar. Asked for steak to be medium and it came back well done. Food was all together less than average. I guess they think they can get away with it since it’s a very touristic area.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good meal for the price. MARGARITAS WERE DELICIOUS

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding food, service and drinks! Delicious!!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Fine local Mexican restaurant in a town full of "wannabe" ethnic foods.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Our server, Christian was personable and knowledgeable about the menu. If he was uncertain about something, Christian quickly checked to get the right information. The food was excellent and the menu offered gluten-free options. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My wife and I were in Orlando during a busy time. We found this restaurant close to our lodging and gave it a try as it was nearby. We sat at the bar as we enjoy doing and the server, Louisa, was outstanding in addition to all of the other waitstaff that attended to us. This restaurant has great authentic Mexican cuisine. Most notable were the Cadillac margaritas and Chile relleno. Louisa recommended an incredible dessert. Other great features included background music, super apps, and an ambiance that was very colorful and inviting. We will certainly go there again when in the area.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Very good! Went here with coworkers for a dinner during a conference and everyone found something on the menu they liked. The Taco trio was awesome!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and the drink options were extensive. Slightly overpriced, but it wasn’t more than would be expedited for the area. We would definitely eat there again!

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

To be fair I’m nit a big Mexican food fine but my friends are. I had the seafood soup which was good but not fantastic. It was satisfactory for me. My friends enjoyed their food. The atmosphere and noise was fine.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Decent food but prices are little steep for what you get. Drinks are exceptionally high if you want a decent margarita. Service was very good and friendly

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrible place!! Dirty place!! Had reservation and manager made us wait an hour for a disgusting meal. Do not waste time or money. Go to uncle julios instead!!

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