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Auburn, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We frequent El Patrone. The fajita are the best and are plentiful. Can't beat their chips, salsa and guacamole! Note to mention the cheese dip! Also love the Banana Cabana! The staff is always friendly. We go for family birthdays and they always make us feel like family.

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Phenix City, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

The service and food was great! Would recommend this restaurant to my friends. Will definitely eat here again. We got the fajitas for two which was more than we could eat and our girls got tacos. The cheese dip was yummy :-) The waiter did not hover around the table or rush us like in most restaurant we have been... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had never been to Opelika so reading reviews was a must! Our food was very fresh and served quickly. The restaurant wasn't very busy, as we ate late on a Sunday night, but all of the food that came out looked great and smelled even better!

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Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There's tons of casual mexican places that serve bland food. This is not one of those. The food is really tasty, yet it is still casual, fun, and a good value. I had a steak enchilada dinner, my daughter had chile relenos. She had been here once before and recommended it...I do too, among the many Mexican choices around.

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Additional Information about El Patron Mexican Grill

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

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