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El Patron Mexican Grille & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
+1 850-656-7264
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
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21 - 30 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2015

we visited this place on our last night in Tallahassee and did we luck out. The waitress was very helpful with suggestions. She explained the 2 for 1 margaritas which were good but could of used an extra bit for tequila for my liking anyways....More

1  Thank yridem
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I absolutely loved the food here. The quesadilla and tacos are exceptional. I wasn't fond of their drinks. The Margaritas tasted really weird. Didn't expect this from a mexican restaurant. However, i would love to go back to get some more food and may be...More

Thank Puja U
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Great menu, food was tasty, happy hour all day everyday. Staff was very friendly. Margaritas were so good! So glad our hotel recommend El Pastor. Will come back next time we come to visit.

Thank kelmariek
Reviewed 12 January 2015

I keep looking for a truly good Mexican restaurant in Tallahassee and, while the menus may look a little different, the food is generally all the same where they feature canned refried beans in various burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tacos. At El Patron I ordered...More

1  Thank 54Mercury
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We love Mexican food, but this was mediocre. The chips and salsa were very good. Waiter didn't seem like he wanted to be there. Just went through the motions.

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

Some of our friends have an FSU game tradition by coming here the Friday night before a home game, which led us to this great new spot. I know finding a great authentic Mexican restaurant can be rather difficult so we will make this extremely...More

2  Thank ErinLee13
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Perhaps it's because they seated folks close together for the convenience of the waiters, but it was nearly impossible to converse because of the noisy crowds in the next booths. There were other booths in a quieter area, but we weren't wise enough to ask...More

Thank bobbutton
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

A few weeks ago I visited this stupid place. While most of the staff is friendly please beware if you don't speak Spanish. Some idiot lady named Marisol or Maricel (Maricona es lo que es) decided to talk negatively about me in Spanish while standing...More

Thank RaphaelASr
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Recently met some friends here for lunch. Most if not all of the Lunch specials are $5.49. Plus you get the standard chips and salsa. Service was good and they had 2/1 Margaritas (although the small drink is $7) so you really only save a...More

Thank fsufanTally
Reviewed 26 January 2014

My family has found it difficult to find a favorite Mexican restaurant in Tallahassee. We tried El Patron this past Friday and found it to be delicious. We will go again. Friendly & quick service! Portion sizes are great!

Thank mandierose7
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28 August 2017|
Response from astar2323 | Reviewed this property |
Slow service, food wasn't great, waiter wasn't busy and kept disappearing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-656-7264
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