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El Patrero Taqueria

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1 Mathews Ct Ste E, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2488
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tacos, sopes and beer. This nice little place is bare bones; basic and real Mexican. The salsa and chips were complimentary and very good. Service was good. Tacos are no frills with homemade tortillas. They do have a bar to add a red or green sauce and cabbage to the tacos or whatever you order and I recommend it. Not... More 

Thank GiantTrek
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

They serve great buffet lunch for under $7. Excellent tacos and many other dinner items. Great place to have family meal.

Thank Karendshopper
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've eaten in and taken out. I've enjoyed ever meal they served. Service is very friendly, helps if you speak Spanish, but not a problem if you don't. Try the sidewalk tacos!

Thank Ennalls
Hilton Head , S.C
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The operational word here has to be authentic ,I think every prior review uses the word . I was seated in the plastic chair with my back to the entrance .I was close to finishing my 1st taco ,The Chorizo filled being my choice . It was then I noticed the juxtaposition of the mounted deer head , The Yankees... More 

Thank Moken60
Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It is definitely a hidden gem and we found it on our first day on the island. Authentic food and the the restaurant was filled with locals.

Thank jamesbarrios
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Love their menudo (on weekends) and tacos - especially carnitas. When I first came in, I had to try out my Spanish, but it's better now.

Thank Roni K
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and spicy. If you are looking for an authentic relaxing taqueria, this is the place. Even the kids enjoyed it. My nine year old got a plate of beef that he loved and my four year old did a rice burrito with beans. I had a few different tacos and they were all very flavorful.

Thank Kelly P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican many choices. My new favorite. Good service very reasonable prices try as many different meats as possible

Thank BMF70
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Very authentic food that is super fresh. Nothing fancy, which is the way I prefer my Mexican meals. The only knock is that there are no margaritas.

Thank Richard B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I come here quite frequently because the food is so delicious and reasonably priced. It is all fresh and authentic and the horchata is delicious! It's a hidden gem and I just can't say enough about how much I love this place.

2 Thank Brittany R

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Mathews Ct Ste E, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2488
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?