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El Patron Mexican Grill

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2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
334-749-2199
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good for the price

I ate here on Thursday with some co-workers. The waitress was very nice and made sure we didn't need anything. The cheese enchiladas were delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I ate here on Thursday with some co-workers. The waitress was very nice and made sure we didn't need anything. The cheese enchiladas were delicious.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were in from out of town and wanted Mexican for dinner!! When at home we eat Mexican once a week. Needless to say this definitely wasn't the quality of food we are used to. The steak fajitas had very little flavor, the service was very slow, but the staff was very friendly! I read alot of great reviews prior... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As a local we come her a lot. Best in town. Hubby is from Texas, so when we say "best in town" He knows what he's talking about! (Only locale to trump TX is Mexico on review.) Only once have we had less desirable food (served cooler than usual) and only once have we had not-so-great service. Staff is friendly... More 

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Milton Fl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was very good, all I got was hot and presented well.yes, I will recommend. When you are having to eat all your meals out it sure is a pleasure to sit and relax and enjoy your meal. Thanks E Patron

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Auburn, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Certainly not a fancy restaurant, but the food is good and the waiters are friendly. Prices are similar to most Mexican places in town. The fajitas are better than others I have had in town. Margaritas are good as well. Certainly would recommend if in the mood for Mexican.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I found the food bland and average. I was hoping for so much more. The staff were pleasant and the service was quick. The seating is cheap and dated plywood look. The salsa and chips were the highlight

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Vinemont, Alabama, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Not knowing the area well, we researched local places to eat and found El Patron. The service was excellent. Cheese dip was plentiful and delicious. The food was outstanding ( Steak nachos, cheese nachos and I forgot what else) and more than ample servings. The waitress kept our glasses full and checked on us just enough without being intrusive. Will... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Their were eight of us eating. Food was decent. Service was acceptable. for our size group. We had a variety of food and it was warm

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Hahnville, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Was not impressed with taste at all. Not true Mexican food at all, was a red spice and not Mexican. Cheese was white velveeta . Old building, but not the issue. Bathroom was dirty, silverware was so bent hard to use. Would not return.

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Lanett
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was just ok. Nothing to write home about. Service was also a little slow. Possibly because it was on a Friday that we dined there. Will chose another place next time we want Mexican Food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Opelika
  • Phone Number: 334-749-2199

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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