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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

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12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802 (Formerly El Patron Restaurant & Cantina) (535 and Palm Parkway)
+1 407-238-5300
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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L.I., NY
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are here for our yearly visit to Orlando and decided to have dinner and this restaurant. Our server Henry was very friendly and attentive. We chose the chicken enchiladas and a 3-taco entree. I chose steak, fish and chorizo. Excellent. I had the corn on the cob and plantains as sides - also excellent. We had... More 

Thank lplk170
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is our favorite place to visit in Orlando. We will often go at least twice during our stay in the area. The service is excellent, everyone is so friendly and welcoming. We have never had a problem with service or the food not being hot as some other reviewers have mentioned. The portion sizes are perfect and the... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of three. One (that would be me) was over 55, the others around 25. I was wanting to find a Mexican place that wasn't a chain so did a Tripadvisor search and came up with this one. I couldn't agree more with the good reviews. We found the chips to be very good. They have some... More 

Thank Clemsontoby
Washington, Missouri
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is huge....they rave about the guacamole and the Cadillac Margarita's -- both were average. Everyone's meal was excellent. The service was great.

Thank bhut32217
Barnegat, New Jersey
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reviewing the check They already added gratuity, very unusual for establishments in USA. For four persons, 4 drinks, 1 app and 4 meals, $105... a bit much. Service was extremely slow and food was not hot.

Thank Morris F
Portland, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE Mexican food, and are often disappointed when giving new restaurants a try. This restaurant had us from the very first bite of our queso blanco. The chips and salsa were fantastic. The guacamole was fresh and tasty. The tacos were so good- we had chicken and steak. The steak was good, the chicken was outstanding. Black beans were... More 

Thank Ashton T
Boca Raton, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After looking for a good Mexican restaurant - and taking into account the reviews on trip advisor - we stopped in at El Patron. We were disappointed :( The food was mediocre at best - the servers were pleasant - but service was slow. Really nothing special here.

Thank Robspicks
Dayton, Ohio
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find! We discovered it right here on Trip Advisor, and once again, Trip Advisor did not steer us wrong! The chips and salsa were SO good that we actually filled up before our meal came. I would buy a jar of that salsa to take home!!! Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was good and... More 

Thank CJSLubbock
Chapel Hill, NC
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly wait staff, excellent food and plenty of it. Very tasty. Moderately priced. I'll go back next time I am in Orlando.

Thank onebaker1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We were so impressed with the wonderful quality food and the quantity. The entrees were very large as well as the nacho appetizers. The food was very fresh and tasted like the salad and vegetables all came from a garden that was freshly picked. Again so impressed the best Mexican restaurant I have ever ever been to ask for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802 (Formerly El Patron Restaurant & Cantina)
    (535 and Palm Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-238-5300
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 Ossobucco Carnitas. 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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