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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
+1 407-238-5300
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (46 reviews)
“guacamole” (38 reviews)
“queso blanco” (7 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided we wanted to have a Mexican dinner and we actually found this restaurant by accident. We were not disappointed. Hector was our server and he was very knowledgeable of all on the menu. The food had genuine Mexican taste. The cilantro in the...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was one of the worst we have ever had in any restaurant. We went here for dinner but they were not very busy so we don't know where our waitress kept disappearing to. Other waitstaff had to help us a few times and...More

Thank 13Kim14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great presentation and an amazing experience in sea food tasting. A beautiful place, perfect for private and business events.

Thank Paula V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. The waiter Hector was superb. The menu is extensive. The guacamole appetizer was outstanding. Both of our entrees were excellent. This is a place we will visit again and again.

Thank JoeKathyFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the large portions and great variety. Gourmet Mexican at a reasonable price ($10-20). Would eat here again!

Thank abr0ck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drive a cab and i'm always looking to get the best for my money and on a recent lunch break I found this place and, boy, was I pleasantly surprised...Only $8.99 and large selection of items including dessert...Wow..Fairly priced beer selection and who wouldn't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Orlando for a conference and a friend had recommended this place when I asked her if there were good restaurants that I could walk to from my hotel. This place was about a 12 minute walk from my hotel. I sat at...More

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

By the clientele this cuisine is very original. Wish food was very hot on the buffet and there was more variety.

Thank shashi b
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, fantastic cocktails and David really looked after us. If you are in the mood for great Mexican, check it out!

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have gone to eat there every other week. We live in Tampa. We have been sending time in Orlando and finishing out stay to a visit here in Sunday's. They have a 10.99 buffet on Sundays that is incredible. We highly recommend. Their margaritas...More

Thank Sylvia C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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.