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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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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
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41 - 50 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 February 2013

Typically bright, Mexican style decor...lots of wood and color....salsa fresh and chips taste hot and home made....good selection of Mexican beers on tap including my favorite Negra Modelo. No Cerviche which was a disappointment but burritos and fajitas, crunchy and soft tacos and most importantly...More

Thank Rbrtgldstn
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Wonderful large portions, great service and atmosphere. Best thing: $2.50 margaritas! I haven't seen a margarita at a restaurant for less than $5 in years. Will definitely return for more!

Thank robspetal
Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

Food was good nothing you'd drive 2 hours to go to though. Had the vegetarian plate & the San Marcos platter. Hard to beat $15 dinner for 2 people, at home the same portiond would have been double the price.

Thank wanderlust2010
Reviewed 15 October 2012

This is for the Californians and others used to Mexican food in the southwest states. The food here just doesn't compare. The chili con carne was so salty I had to send it back plus the meat was tough and beans and rice not best...More

Thank Springster
Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

El pastor tacos may Not be in the menu but you need to ask for them. Loco taco salad and salsa sooo fresh and delicious. 2 for 1 margaritas? Come on, heaven. Wish we had this in Jacksonville

Thank Coleynoley
Reviewed 3 October 2012

For me, the quality of the salsa defines a Mexican restaurant. For that reason, El Patron gets high marks. I read the rave reviews about the salsa which tipped the scale in wanting me to try the place. The salsa is fresh and alone, reason...More

Thank thestogs
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Fresh cilantro and tomatoes make the salsa at El Patron worth coming back for again and again! Great lunch place - the prices are terrific, nice atmosphere, the service is very friendly and the food is yummy. One caution - the guacamole is extremely hot...More

1  Thank Friend77778
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We went to this restaurant about 6pm on a Friday evening. The restaurant was pleasant to the eye when we arrived, bright, clean, cool, and friendly. The immediate service was terrific. We had a two year old and the service understood this and kept us...More

1  Thank crabbysam
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Been so disappointed with Mexican restaurants and finally tried El Patron, and it was good, not excellent but considering some of the bad ones we have tried we will definitely be back. Stuck back off the road, you have to look for it or you...More

1  Thank luv2dive2222
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Based on the reviews, we chose to stop here on a road trip through Florida. There was absolutely nothing special about this place at all. The salsa and queso was disappointing. I have honestly had better food at taco bell. The rice was the only...More

Thank tosha25
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Slow service, food wasn't great, waiter wasn't busy and kept disappearing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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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