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El Patron

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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North Truro, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you don't care for a loud dining experience, don't go here. There are bands playing in the bar and the dining room. The food was nothing special, very average Mexican fare. I went here for the gluten free menu, which had a a decent selection. The service was incredibly slow and I ordered a guacamole salad which never arrived... More 

Thank OnDaRoadAlot
Boerne, Texas
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Albuquerque. It is great to take family. Last year we had our littlest family member and she was dancing with the Mariachi band. The food is just good classic Mexican. It has the best salsa that I know of in town and their house margarita is just right. Fairly good... More 

Thank Lora C
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Albuquerque for business and in the mood for New Mexican food (really different than Traditional Mexican food). I saw a great review for this restaurant and decided to give it a try. The food was excellent and the wait staff were very attentive. I went on a Friday night and there was wonderful live music. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Creek12
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menus includes all the New Mexican classics, including calabacitas (squash and corn) as an alternative to the usual rice and beans and a nice green chile stew, plus many Mexican standards, rarely offered northern New Mexico lamb dishes, vegetarian and vegan alternatives, and occasional specials, some of them a surprise. The food varies from standard/good (like most New Mexican... More 

Thank SantaFeNana
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the corn tortillas slightly crispy, the meat was very tasty and of good quality. The chips thin crispy and warm; the salsa full of smokey flavors and mild 😀 Great atmosphere on Friday evenings and happy hour from 3pm to close. In addition to beer and margaritas, they also serve a few wines. The service was excellent !!

Thank Rosa G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with 5 other friends for lunch and it was nice to be able to select from reasonable lunch specials (around $10) or a seniors specials (around $8). The chips and salsa was good and not too spicy. I had the senior's cheese enchiladas special which was decent and not exceptional. The best part was the $2 chocolate... More 

Thank Fred J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We hadn't planned to go to El Patron, but so glad we did. We beat the dinner rush just a bit so we given a table right away. The first thing you notice is the great decor and the great music from the mariachi two-some. Close your eyes and you're in Mexico. After a margarita and appetizer we chose the... More 

Thank curbs4
Gallup, New Mexico
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary and went out to dinner at El Patron. It was my wife's request because she loves the green chili chicken lasagna. I choose the steak tacos and they did not disappoint. During our dining experience they had a mariachi performing which made it that much better. I highly recommend El Patron, you... More 

Thank Joseph S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went to El Patron as part of a large (15) person family group. We had reservations for 6:30 and were seated close to that time. So far so good. We were put in a back room where we had privacy, a nice touch. Unfortunately after 2 hours of waiting for our meals and our single waiter who was also... More 

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New Hampshire
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The wait staff was very friendly, prompt and although a Friday night seemed unrushed. The restaurant has adequate parking and is easy to find. It is clean and has good atmosphere. I would say the food is average to slightly above average New Mexican.

Thank tobynh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-275-0223
Very new restaurant. Moved into one of the closed Garduno's after they filed bankruptcy.

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