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El Patron Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Dothan, Alabama
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223 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
5 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

The chips and salsa were okay but the dinner dishes were barely adequate. I had steak enchiladas but there was no enchilada sauce so it was really dry and rather bland. My mom had the veggie fajitas but she said it was only onions and canned mushrooms. However, the margaritas will put you in a mood to where you really... More 

Thank Teresa H
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Dinner was good and fresh, but nothing to really wow you. Lots of choices. I would say it is somewhat typical of what you would get in a Mexican restaurant in a small town. Maybe one notch above. Not an upscale place for sure. Prices were very reasonable. Shrimp fajitas are excellent. Very nice size shrimp that they also took... More 

Thank Larry H
Auburn, Alabama
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Good food at a great price. Can handle large crowds pretty well. Quesidillas and fajitas are good too.

Thank seaborneq

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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: 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?