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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

1030 Freeland Dr, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
704-636-5300
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Ranked #7 of 133 restaurants in Salisbury
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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82% Recommend
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Morganton, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The workers were nice but the food was horrible. The menu didn't have a large selection but I chose a chicken and shrimp plate. The shrimp still had the peeling on them! It was not even close to the value of what I was paying. I won't be back here.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We loved the food, which was fresh and delicious! Server was quick to bring refills on chips and salsa, and the drinks were great. We each loved our dishes, and there was plenty to share as well. Our entire family (including five-year old twins) enjoyed the food and ambiance.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very busy Father's Day lunch. Short 15 minute wait. Food was fresh and great. Service was nice. The only thing I would love to see here is more space (it's pretty cramped) and severs not carrying hot skillets overhead. If someone has an accident and drops one it could be VERY BAD!

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten at all of the local Mexican restaurants. The others all have about the same menu. El Patron takes the traditional menu and adds flavorful, fresh ingredients such as avocados and pineapples on some items. The prices are reasonable, the restaurant is clean, and the staff friendly.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of the few restaurants in town that we go to every week! The wait staff and managers are very friendly and attentive! The drinks and food are always delicious!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were invited to attend a function at this restaurant. The food was very delicious and the staff worked hard to attend to everyone. If we lived in the area, this would be my go to for Mexican food!

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Springfield, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What more can I say about excellent food and service? I was in Salisbury for business and a hotel customer service representative recommended this restaurant. It was walking distance from the Marriot Courtyard Hotel. If you like hot sauce, ask for the made-in-house medium and hot sauces. They both pack some heat and are very flavorful. Prices are reasonable and... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Wife and I stopped into this restaurant that was suggest to us by some locals. Great atmosphere, attentive wait staff and fun place to be. We had the chimichanga and I had a steak fajita. Both rate it a solid 8, Again wait staff (Chris in particular) made it an enjoyable night.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Service was great did not wait long for the food.Best time to come is during lunch. They give you large portions enough for another meal. Worth every penny.

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Rome, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Amazing food, service and, best of all, superfresh homemade guacamole! Chicken fajitas were perfect balanced, we also ordered Taco de la calle... Spectacular! This place is now one of my favorite!

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