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El Patron

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“enchiladas” (24 reviews)
“sopapillas” (29 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$5.00 margaritas and happy hour all day. The bar menu is $5 or less. Some unique & delicious items. You can also order of the full menu in the bar. They have senior specials. Big place that can accommodate large groups and an outside patio....More

Thank JimGavinNM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in New Mexico for over 10 years I've grown accustomed to some heat in my food. However the fish plate that I ordered proved to be extremely hot and spicy. While the presentation was pristine unfortunately it was too spicy to eat. The...More

Thank ClaimsMachine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El patron is probably one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the Albuquerque area. God service. Good food. Good salsa.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to eat for Mexican cuisine. I had a combo plate as did my spouse. The Taco was so so, the enchilada was Hot as heck, the Tamale was good. Rice was great, beans were just beans. Meal was not much...More

Thank Oldfoxbob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was reluctant to try the NY Strip as most often it is over cooked or full of gristle. Not this time. It was perfect, succulent, medium rare, no gristle, seasoned just right. I had the rellenos with the steak and both were perfection. Our...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beer was flat.All the food was super salty.What happened?My wife and I would come here regularly.We use to like it here.music was great though.

Thank tonymartinalb
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Good 'thin' chips and tasty salsa..excellent but a bit expensive chile Con queso...but very tasty...no complaints there...well prepared enchiladas and chile rellenos...green chile and serrano cream sauce..both quite tasty...overall decent service... and a tasty house margarita...only complaint from one in our party was that the...More

Thank srfyogi
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great deal on happy hour drinks (especially the $5.50 Grey Goose) and food! Munchies can be satisfied for about $5.00. They have live music on the patio as well.

Thank Z06Traveler
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Visiting family and friends and this place was able to accommodate nearly 20 of us. Food was fast, food was good and hot when it arrived. Service was outstanding and price was great for the amount of food you got. Location could use some parking...More

Thank rickow1
Reviewed 13 July 2017

El P operates in an old Gardunos, which is a metaphor for their operation: cruising on past glory, on autopilot. Went there for a biz lunch, the place was flooded w/ retirees, possibly because fo the senior menu in the midst of overpriced fare. The...More

1  Thank MomoBobo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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