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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

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1030 Freeland Dr, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
704-636-5300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Great food and service!

First time eating here and the service was amazing. Our waitress was great and very friendly. The food was amazing as well. The guacamole was outstanding and they made it at the table fresh. We will definitely be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Chris C
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Concord, North Carolina
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Concord, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

First time eating here and the service was amazing. Our waitress was great and very friendly. The food was amazing as well. The guacamole was outstanding and they made it at the table fresh. We will definitely be back!

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

this is the best Mexican restaurant we've ever been to. the food is delicious, the prices are fair, and wait staff is excellent. we go there every time we go to Salisbury. if you like Mexican food you will love this place.

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Lewiston, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Huge portions of delicious food. $5 gigantic margarita and tasty guacamole prepared table side. The prices are great and the food is authentic Mexican. I will definetly return to this establishment.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited this place for a quick delicious dinner, and I got o.k. enchiladas. This is coming from a Mexican food fanatic from Texas. The restaurant seemed a bit awkward. I sat down at my table and heard .... nothing... no music... just the clinking of forks and knives and other conversation. This was different. The chips were o.k.... They tasted... More 

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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had our doubts about dining at El Patron once we saw its location in a strip mall across from Wal-Mart, but it's a totally different world once you step inside. Incredibly extensive menu, with choices for any taste. The margaritas were enormous, and the guacamole was superb. Our server was wonderful - very helpful and attentive, but not intrusive.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Love to eat here. Fresh, healthy, friendly describe the place. My husband and I both had vege quesadillas. Exceptional! Veges were fresh, nice assortment and quesadilla was just right, a little crisp to it. Fresh guacamole. We asked for no sour cream and she remembered! Black beans on the side were very tasty! Until next time! !

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wow our first time and we were blown away great service and fresh flavorful food! By far the best Mexican I have had in years! We will definitely be back!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went with a large group for a late lunch. Very accommodating. Huge margaritas for cheap, even though they were extremely sugary with not much tequila. Chips were warm and refilled frequently. The food took awhile, but that's to be expected when you go out with a large group. It was obviously fresh and tasted delicious! Plus the staff was friendly.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We started out for another restaurant. It had closed. Very happened to remember El Patron. The food was top quality and the service was excellent. The cost was reasonable also. The El Patron dip was fantastic. We each ordered Fajitas and had enough to have a meal the next day. the cost was very reasonable.

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southcarolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If I were to know nothing about this restaurant I would have just kept driving. It is in a so-so looking strip mall, tucked in the corner. Lucky for us I looked up the reviews on Trip Advisor while in Salisbury. Once you open the front doors to El Patron you will be pretty impressed. The menu selection is over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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