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El Patron Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
+1 334-749-2199
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
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was great! The atmosphere was what you'd expect from a typical Maci an restaurant. The server, Kimberly, was a little brash and over-the-top, but she gave us great recommendations. I would definitely go back.

Thank Benjamin P
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Since finding this restaurant my family and I don't go anywhere else. The food is always fresh and hot. The service is spot-on we never wait more than a minute to sit and get waited on. Love the authentic Mexican food. Have to try the carner asada awesome. The price of spot on.

Thank Dsbailey
Opelika, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Love this place! Great Mexican food! Good service and good drinks always make this place nice to go to!

Thank ctouchstone
Dothan, Alabama
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256 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The best was the Pico Time appetizer. Get it and get something small for you main. It is simple but so worth it. The rest was good standard Mexican. I had the Especial de la Casa and I think it's still pushing on my spleen two hours later. It was too much but I skipped lunch so I was very... More 

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I met friends for dinner, and they picked the location. I need to say up front that I don't particularly care for Mexican food, and on my own, I wouldn'thave selected the restaurant as a eating place. That being said, the service was very good and the management was very attentive, but the food was unimpressive. It wasn't bad, just... More 

Thank Mollie W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Love their salsa and cheese dip. The steak and chicken quesadilla is delicious! The margaritas are quite strong!

Thank Brannon W
Phenix City, Alabama
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

What I've come to expect from a Mexican restaurant. Relatively inexpensive food that tastes good. Service was good.

Thank irishfan9891
Petal, Mississippi
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Wow, great Mexican food. This restaurant was a good choice to eat, that my daughter suggested. Try the burritos, you'll love them..... plus they have good beer.

Thank Jmill112
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Stopped in here for a quick late dinner and was served a drink and chips and salsa immediately. After asking for a minute to look over the menu the waiter was very slow to come back. Then I thought i would never get my check. Food was good though and the price was great. I would go again and hope... More 

Thank Janie E
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Solid, fresh tasting food. They are always quick and friendly. One of my favorite Mexican places in the area.

Thank Auburn2004

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Opelika
  • Phone Number: +1 334-749-2199

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