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El Patron Mexican Grille & Cantina

1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 656-7264
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English first
Reading, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Perhaps it's because they seated folks close together for the convenience of the waiters, but it was nearly impossible to converse because of the noisy crowds in the next booths. There were other booths in a quieter area, but we weren't wise enough to ask for one. The food, however, was excellent. And the waiter was very attentive and efficient.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A few weeks ago I visited this stupid place. While most of the staff is friendly please beware if you don't speak Spanish. Some idiot lady named Marisol or Maricel (Maricona es lo que es) decided to talk negatively about me in Spanish while standing just 3 feet away from me. She was unaware of my roots. My server who... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Recently met some friends here for lunch. Most if not all of the Lunch specials are $5.49. Plus you get the standard chips and salsa. Service was good and they had 2/1 Margaritas (although the small drink is $7) so you really only save a few dollars on the 2/1 deal. Food was hot and fresh. One of my buddies... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My family has found it difficult to find a favorite Mexican restaurant in Tallahassee. We tried El Patron this past Friday and found it to be delicious. We will go again. Friendly & quick service! Portion sizes are great!

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

El Patron is wonderful playful Mexican culinary delight. The location is very convenient for state workers, and for 4.99 find yourself lost in their gigantic plate of fajitas. Hands down, better than Chipotle, service is great too. They know be by name and treat me very well!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our server was great. Perfect timing and the food and drinks came fast. We had fajitas with generous portions and great taste. Highly recommend it.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Was here recently for a get-together with friends. The best thing I can say about this restaurant is that the server was very nice. The house margaritas are horrendous, the food was bland, and the service was incredibly slow (for drinks and food). Some people really seem to like it but I honestly can't see why.

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Tallahassee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Visited twice before making a decision. It was good. Probably one of the better in Tallahassee. The queso is yummy. The salsa is good. The Entrée was good too. I didn't care for the rice or beans. The Tacos aren't the best but the chimichanga was good. For Mexican it was good. Servers were very nice both times as well.

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Pine Valley, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice "ambiente" , except for OVERLOUD music -- why do so many American restaurants think they are discos? To keep the staff awake?? Food average to slightly above ...

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Tallahassee, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My friends and I eat here all the time. This is hands down the best Mexican in town. The El Patron dip is incredible and the enchiladas as are the best. The drink specials are fantastic and well worth it. The agua fresca is one of my favorites non-alcoholic drinks and is gigantic. The daiquiris and margaritas are always 2x1... More

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