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El Patron Mexican Grille & Cantina

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1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 656-7264
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, average drinks

I absolutely loved the food here. The quesadilla and tacos are exceptional. I wasn't fond of their drinks. The Margaritas tasted really weird. Didn't expect this from a mexican restaurant. However, i would love to go back to get some more food and may be try some other drinks. Friendly staff and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I absolutely loved the food here. The quesadilla and tacos are exceptional. I wasn't fond of their drinks. The Margaritas tasted really weird. Didn't expect this from a mexican restaurant. However, i would love to go back to get some more food and may be try some other drinks. Friendly staff and drinks are BOGO.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great menu, food was tasty, happy hour all day everyday. Staff was very friendly. Margaritas were so good! So glad our hotel recommend El Pastor. Will come back next time we come to visit.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I keep looking for a truly good Mexican restaurant in Tallahassee and, while the menus may look a little different, the food is generally all the same where they feature canned refried beans in various burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tacos. At El Patron I ordered the Burrito De Frijoles which consisted of a bean burrito, a cheese enchilada and rice.... More 

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MINDEN
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47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We love Mexican food, but this was mediocre. The chips and salsa were very good. Waiter didn't seem like he wanted to be there. Just went through the motions.

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Boca Grande, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Some of our friends have an FSU game tradition by coming here the Friday night before a home game, which led us to this great new spot. I know finding a great authentic Mexican restaurant can be rather difficult so we will make this extremely easy for you, check it out! This place was BUSY! Which is always a great... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: (850) 656-7264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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