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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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reasonable Prices, Good Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Salisbury, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tucked away in a corner, I was introduced to El Patron by a friend and was pleasantly surprised by the great, and fresh tasting food and drink. I recommend the fresh Top Shelf Guacamole Custom seasoned guacamole made at your table...Excellent make sure it's the one made at tableside and not the regular guacamole on the menu..it makes a difference.

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newcadtle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

service is great, food was above average, however would not recommend the steak, stick with the Mexican food. the price was very reasonable.

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Rural Retreat, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch before visiting the NC Transportation Museum. The food was very delicious. Prices are good for the amount and quality of the food. Friendly staff. Very nice atmosphere!

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Salisbury, North Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am always impressed by this restaurant. The waiters are friendly and the service is always great!! I love the Carolina Burrito w/ black beans and sauteed vegetables!! The chips and salsa is to die for!! And they also have more selections to chose from!! And for all that you get the meal the prices are great as well! Also... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I can understand why this is one of the top rated restaurants in Salisbery. My partner and I came here for dinner on a weeknight. The staff was very friendly and made us feel right at home. The menu has many choices. Some new dishes and some classic Mexican treats. We went with the build it yourself burrito. The quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have eaten here several times and the service has always been outstanding, the options endless and the food outstanding. Endless chips with two salsas and verry competitive prices. Why go anywhere else?

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good, authentic Mexican food. Our family frequents this restaurant at least twice a month. They serve large portions and the food is very good. I love the Margaritas !!! The staff is very friendly. They keep the chips and salsa coming throughout the meal. We have had the carne asada, tacos locos, enchiladas suizas and several other items from the... 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

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