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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1030 Freeland Dr Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
+1 704-636-5300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always stop in Salisbury when traveling. I saw the back of on the back of the building, El Patron, which meant a margarita for me! They gave me a menu which included lunch then. I was advised it was only for the week. My norm is guacamole and a margarita so that's what I got. It was OK. May... More 

Thank CrysTil
Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the food. Especially the Burrito Pastor with pineapple. Friendly staff. We eat there often. But tea is 2.89 for a glass and it is almost impossible to get a refill. Once the delicious food arrives, waiters disappear to wait on other tables and only come back when you call out to stop them or when delivering the bill. We... More 

Thank _rjohnsongmi
Rockwell, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have Celiac Disease and have to be gluten free. They are very knowledgeable and cook my food in a separate area. I have eaten there several times with out any problems. Good food and good service! Highly recommend it for good Mexican Food!

1 Thank circlebarbmc
Cumming, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at El Patron is fantastic. The service is splendid. We had a group of 15 -- ages 5 to 70 -- and each of us was treated as if we were the most important person in the restaurant. If we have an opportunity to visit Salisbury again, we will definitely stop into El Patron!

1 Thank Traveler422014
Salisbury, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice food and drink.great service.beat farita cheese dip.kids eat free on Sunday. I love going there with kids on Sunday.

1 Thank Suzidavedange
salisbury, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great location - just off I-85 exit 76. Pleasant atmosphere. Great service - ask for Ian. He will definitely treat you right. the Top Shelf Guacamole is OUTSTANDING!! The ACP can't be beat and the portion is enough to split!

2 Thank johnsH940XW
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Good food. Pretty traditional menu but a few interesting items. Very good mole. And chicken tamales - neither of which you find at many mex restaurants. Will definitely go again.

1 Thank Don W
Emmalena, Kentucky
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our friends invited us to join them for dinner at El Patron's. We had a great meal that was made even better by a friendly staff who attended our table very nicely. If you enjoy a wide variety of Mexican foods you cxnt go wrong at El Patron's

2 Thank Roy H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Ask for Ian special burrito. ...not on menu....yet!!! Good service and very personable, Ian is one of the waiters there,great kid....he is the master mind behind the"Ian Special Burrito ".....make him famous.... Abigail Kenney Racing backs Ian and El Petron

1 Thank Ed K
Atlanta GA
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent server, food & atmosphere ! You can't go wrong - small or large parties they can handle it well.

1 Thank 7mama7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 Freeland Dr Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-636-5300
El Patron Mexican Grill is a family owned and operated business, we strive to make your visit with us very personable and pleasant we use fresh ingredients and top quality meats hoping to become one of your favorite places to eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?