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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

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1030 Freeland DR Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
+1 704-636-5300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: El Patron Mexican Grill is a family owned and operated business, we strive...
El Patron Mexican Grill is a family owned and operated business, we strive to make your visit with us very personable and pleasant we use fresh ingredients and top quality meats hoping to become one of your favorite places to eat.
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  • 53
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, nice people

Every time I go to El Patron in Salisbury, NC I have the most wonderful experience. The owners are always pleasant, polite, and welcome me as if I am a member of the family. Their employees always make sure that I am satisfied with what I ordered. The employees are also very pleasant and kind to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to El Patron in Salisbury, NC I have the most wonderful experience. The owners are always pleasant, polite, and welcome me as if I am a member of the family. Their employees always make sure that I am satisfied with what I ordered. The employees are also very pleasant and kind to me and my family.... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Once I ate at El Patron, I've not eaten at another Mexican restaurant around here. The food is made fresh and is wonderful. I recommend everything, but I especially love the ACP which is a local creation by the chef with rice, grilled chicken and queso. Guacamole made at the table is fabulous. Service is outstanding. Many of the people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food was excellent and the service very good. Our waitress was very attentive and met our every need. The prices are reasonable and the service quick. Our go to place to eat. The Staff is friendly and very conscious of your needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our family eats at El Patron at least a couple times a month. The food is always good and the staff is friendly. I like almost everything from their menu but especially the ACP (chicken and rice) and my husband likes the "Poblano" - it has grilled flank steak, shrimp and crab meat stuffed in a green pepper. Their margaritas... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Over priced and bad service very disappointed..... forget Salisbury try Rockwell's Mexican restaurant, Los Jacubes!!!!!

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Jmorales82, Owner at El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

I want to apologize for the bad service experience you had, we would love for you to give us another try please let the manager know about this experience when you come in. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great atmosphere and service. Excellent food from a full Mexican menu. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food! A little hard to find as it is in a small shopping center behind the Murphy Gas Station. Worth the effort.

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Lexington, NC USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

El Patron is the best of the Mexican places that we've experienced in Salisbury. It is an attractive venue with a large menu and well trained wait staff. Prices aren't high but are at the upper end of the local Mexican scale. As is typical, I like some of their offerings better than others, but food tastes are subjective. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, delicious margaritas & great service! Love their el patron dip! Definitely recommend eating here!

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We eat at El Patron regularly. The food and wait staff are great!!! Fun atmosphere! Easy access from I-85.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

El Patron has perfected the restaurant experience! The food is wonderful, the bar is top notch! Most importantly the staff and owners are superior! They treat you like friends/family! They take it personal and make it personable! Food, drinks and people - that's what it's all about!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030 Freeland DR Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-636-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

El Patron Mexican Grill is a family owned and operated business, we strive to make your visit with us very personable and pleasant we use fresh ingredients and top quality meats hoping to become one of your favorite places to eat.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?