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El Patron

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“enchiladas” (24 reviews)
“sopapillas” (28 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Service was great, prompt, and professional. Food was veryk, very good and was reasonably priced. The thing that we liked was the food was excellently seasoned and was not a 'run of the mill Mexican menu'.

Thank Coolcatbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened upon this place while visiting from out of town and we LOVED it. The food was great... although the salsas were too spicy for most of our group. (Fortunately my dish had the salsa on the side so I didn't use it)....More

Thank Audra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a semi-upscale “Mexican” (really more New Mexican) restaurant decorated the way someone thinks such restaurants are supposed to look…sort of fake hacienda with Spanish mission type architecture and furniture. This is the kind of place that on weekends will have a small Mariachi...More

1  Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

$5.00 margaritas and happy hour all day. The bar menu is $5 or less. Some unique & delicious items. You can also order of the full menu in the bar. They have senior specials. Big place that can accommodate large groups and an outside patio....More

Thank JimGavinNM
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Having lived in New Mexico for over 10 years I've grown accustomed to some heat in my food. However the fish plate that I ordered proved to be extremely hot and spicy. While the presentation was pristine unfortunately it was too spicy to eat. The...More

Thank ClaimsMachine
Reviewed 7 September 2017

El patron is probably one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the Albuquerque area. God service. Good food. Good salsa.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a nice place to eat for Mexican cuisine. I had a combo plate as did my spouse. The Taco was so so, the enchilada was Hot as heck, the Tamale was good. Rice was great, beans were just beans. Meal was not much...More

Thank Oldfoxbob
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I was reluctant to try the NY Strip as most often it is over cooked or full of gristle. Not this time. It was perfect, succulent, medium rare, no gristle, seasoned just right. I had the rellenos with the steak and both were perfection. Our...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Beer was flat.All the food was super salty.What happened?My wife and I would come here regularly.We use to like it here.music was great though.

1  Thank tonymartinalb
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Good 'thin' chips and tasty salsa..excellent but a bit expensive chile Con queso...but very tasty...no complaints there...well prepared enchiladas and chile rellenos...green chile and serrano cream sauce..both quite tasty...overall decent service... and a tasty house margarita...only complaint from one in our party was that the...More

Thank srfyogi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-275-0223
Very new restaurant. Moved into one of the closed Garduno's after they filed bankruptcy.
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