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El Patron

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter lives in ABQ and this has become my favorite place to go when I visit her. They have good margaritas and lots of tequilas to choose from. Also, salsa with a kick and great nachos (the small is plenty big enough for 4!). But, their enchilada casserole is one of the best dishes I have ever had. That's... More 

Thank darwinmoore
Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor of El Patron sets it apart from most other restaurants with a vaulted ceiling and a balcony for live music. The service was friendly and efficient and the dishes were beautifully presented, flavorful and quite tasty. I had my burrito served with both red and green chili sauce -- the red was pretty hot; it left my mouth... More 

Thank happyhamster123
Wichita Falls, Texas
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience. Excellent place for great Mexican food. I really enjoyed my fajitas, while the nachos served with salsa and guacamole were fresh and tasty. The waiter was competent and very friendly. The Mexican singer (and guitar player) would have been a nice romantic tool (if only I was with my wife, instead of being there for an official dinner).... More 

Thank Enzo T
North Carolina
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went with a group so got to see several dishes. All were quite good. Seemed more Mexican than New Mexican food.

Thank maureane
Kyle, Texas
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a lovely birthday dinner with over 20 people. It was so well received by the staff. They were great and even let us bring in our own cake. They brought us plates, forks, and a cutting knife. It made the evening so much fun! The food here is the BEST in Albuquerque. Maybe in all of New Mexico.... More 

Thank ourgrandpasattic
Cincinnati, Ohio
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great atmosphere, wonderful food. Service was great. Salsa was perfect, spicey. Large food portions, reasonable prices. Guy singing and playing music walking around the tables. Has outdoor dining also.

Thank Debby456
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had dinner with 2 friends on Sunday (the 16th of October) evening. Normally, this is one of my favorite places to eat. As usual the food was very good as was the service. What was distracting, however, was the music. A singer who played the guitar from a balcony, was too loud. I enjoy talking with friends when I... More 

Thank fdristhebest
Louisville, Kentucky
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The visit to El Patron was a little disappointing. The atmosphere, service, and drinks were absolutely wonderful, but the food was just average. There was live music and the decor was very timely and engaging. Our drinks - my husband order a mule and I a margarita - were great! Our food, though, was not really anything than typical of... More 

Thank Rebecca L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

El Patron is consistently excellent. The food is great with generous portions and the service is excellent. They have great margaritas, and mariachis playing music during the dinner hour in the formal dining room. They also have a cocktail lounge with a jazz or dance band on most nights. The round bar has sports TVs. This is a great place.

Thank lessismore76
new iberia,la
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199 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The food was very good..had chicken enchiladas...very tasty & well seasoned! The chips and salsa were good..salsa spicy but I like it like that.Our waiter was very good & friendly! Loved the sopapilla & honey they serve at hate end of meal!

Thank NewIberia_laGbl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?