We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Authentic mexican food in the center of Helsinki”
Review of Patrona

Patrona
Ranked #846 of 1,597 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: US$35 - US$59
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A cosy restaurant in the heart of Helsinki where you are welcome to enjoy Mexican flavours! Bienvenidos!!!
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The food is not tex-mex. They serve authentic Mexican Food according to one of us who has spent longer time outside Mexican tourist resorts and this restaurant was also recommended by my Mexican colleague.
The tacos were really tasty, but not spicy. The portions didn't look large but there was lots to eat.
The desserts were huge.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ExpTravellerOulu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (238)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

2 - 6 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here for dinner on my own. The atmosphere in the restaurant is quite nice in the evening and there were quite a few people even though it was a weekday. The service was alright and the food came out quickly. I had the chicken tacos and a sprite. They give you 3 tacos. These tacos got quite a lot of stuff inside so they do fill you up. However, they were quite "soggy", not really as crispy as you'd expect them to be. I'd say the food was average.

Thank Stella C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What an mazing restaurant ! Good was delicious - RIBS RIBS RIBS - if you're tired of eating all the time barbecue sauce ribs that taste with nothing else than the sauce this is the place - amazing melting in mouth ribs with amazing sauce amazing sweet potato fries and salad ! Amazing !!! And the service !? Well the super cool and really relaxed yet professional waitress was just a cherry on our pie ;) love that place and definitely will go back when in Helsinki !!!!

Thank Ag S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Poor value for money, I would not recommend this place! Instead just go to Cholo which is quite near.

'Home made nachos' are just thin and tasteless and the parmesan guacamole contained those cheap cheese flakes you can get from any grocery store.. The vegetable tortilla's mushrooms tasted like they were heated leftovers, kvinoa was watery and the whole glory was just soaked in vinegar.

Margharita was from poor quality tequila and water with a hint of berry flavour.... not nice :/

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Pauliina P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I came in with high hopes, as a friend at work told me that this is the ONLY place in Helsinki that makes REAL Mexican food. Maybe we are jaded as we lived in Arizona before moving to Helsinki, but this did not meet our expectations as Mexican fare. Fish tacos (one of each catch of the day): whitefish was pretty good, but the condiments on the taco (radish and pickled onion) and the spicing were a little off. The salmon taco was not that good, no real seasoning, and quinoa. Real street tacos do not have rice, and no one puts quinoa on a taco. My wife had shrimp tacos, and these were weirdest of all. Completely covered in cold habanero pepper salsa, so basically eating a sweet ceviche poured onto a small tortilla. As others noted, 19 euro for two tacos is extremely even in Helsinki city center. If the food met the expectations I had of finally finding Mexican food here, I might gladly pay. But not for this.

Thank Michael G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Patrona also viewed

 
 
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 

Been to Patrona? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing