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El Patron Mexican Grill

2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
+1 334-749-2199
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have heard people talk about El Patron, but I was not impressed with anything about the place late this afternoon when I stopped in for dinner. Chips and salsa were immediately brought to my table along with my drink. The chips seemed stale and...More

Thank beach_gal_exploring
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My husband and I ate here for lunch. We have lived all over the country and we love mexican food. He had a burrito and I had enchiladas. The shredded chicken was so salty we could barely finish our meals. The rice was ok, it...More

Thank caligurl30
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

El Patron is our favorite place to go on the weekend. The food is always good and everyone is so friendly. Ask for Kimberly when you go. She is awesome, wonderful personality and makes it fun!!

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was my first visit El Patron and I was not impressed. The chips were fine, salsa lacked flavor. Shrimp fajitas were just okay, mostly onions. Service was friendly but not great. There are better choices in Auburn and Opelika. I won't be returning.

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Our waitress, Kim, was excellent! The food was fresh, hot and delicious as well as reasonably priced. We loved it! This restaurant will be a "go-to" every time we visit Opelika. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Two thumbs up!

Thank jmeyer543
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with the family and enjoyed an excellent meal. Our waiter, Victor, was excellent! There was so much food we couldn’t eat it all. The prices were fair for the amount of food. Higher quality items, like steak, were a little more expensive,...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 14 January 2018

After reading the great reviews we were eagerly anticipating our first experience at El Patron. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. First, after bringing our margaritas (which were WAY overpriced by the way), our waitress said she would be right back to take our orders....More

Thank JudyH410
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This restaurant has the best horchata in Alabama! The tacos, queso, chips, rice... all of the food tasted great. We had to wait a while to be seated, then we waited a while for a server to come to the table, then we waited some...More

Thank Anastasia L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

First of all our service was excellent from the beginning. The food was quite nice without any boring chain characteristics and the atmosphere was simple and functional.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a wonderful dinner for not much money. Our server, Daniel, took excellent care of us the whole time we were there. We travel through Opelika frequently and this will become a regular stop for us.

Thank James R W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Opelika
  • Phone Number: +1 334-749-2199
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