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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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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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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
Good food, service not so much.

Short wait. The food was great. The salsa was good, nice tang. Our party had a steak burrito and Los Tigres, both were very good. Server took our order and was never seen again until plate was clear. Have been before and had decent service. Will go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
debcountry
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Auburn, Alabama
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Auburn, Alabama
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Short wait. The food was great. The salsa was good, nice tang. Our party had a steak burrito and Los Tigres, both were very good. Server took our order and was never seen again until plate was clear. Have been before and had decent service. Will go back.

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Thank debcountry
Auburn, Alabama
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife and I frequent this restaurant about once a week. The salsa and guacamole is made in house and are excellent. My favorite menu item is the El Patron Nachos with grilled chicken. You can get it with grilled steak, but my protein preference is always chicken. The wait staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Thank ryanje
Memohis
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

El Patron (EP) has an impressive margarita menu...but in our visit, there wasn't much else that made a positive impression. The frozen 'Rita was okay. The guacamole might have been fresh-homemade, but you can get better guacamole in bag. The rest of the food was acceptable but not good Mexican food. The service was okay but not truly attentive. It... More 

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Thank MemphisZ
Little Rock, United States
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a surprisingly good Mexican Restaurant in Alabama! We really enjoyed it. It seems like a family that runs it and it is run very well. Nice place!

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Thank Lori L
Auburn, Alabama
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Really good Mexican food. My wife and I enjoyed our meal here very much. Hope to eat here again one day.

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Thank Ralphthetraveler
Opelika, Alabama
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Although El Patron is the 'New Kid' on the block, they are very fresh ingredients. All salads and sides seem so fresh. The Molcajete is my personal favorite dish, and that's what's showing in the thumbnail. Give this a try, I think you're going to like it!

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1 Thank Greg B
Opelika, Alabama, United States
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I love this place. They offer items on the menu u dont find at other mexican restraunts. Parking can be a little tricky in front of the bldg but have additional parking in rear. They also have great margaritas.

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1 Thank Terry H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good. Service was fast and friendly. We ordered margaritas, which were very good and a good size. Will definitely come back the next time I'm in town.

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1 Thank Keishana B
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

You can't go wrong eating here for lunch or dinner. Food is very good and prices are reasonable. It's also right next to the Tiger Town Shopping Center.

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Thank Claude F
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful and welcoming environment. This restaurant was certainly popular and we could tell...the food was really tasty as were the margaritas. I would definitely eat there again.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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