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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Several years ago we learned about El Patron from a waiter at a another local Mexican restaurant. He commented that El Patron was the cleanest Mexican restaurant in town so we tried them and have never looked back. We go mainly for lunch my wife and I share their "lunch for one" Fajita and it is usually the right amount... More 

Thank wjmay
New Kent, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Simply Awesone the food was amazing and the staff was friendly the only down side was space was limited but over all I would go back.

Thank Heather B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Food was good, your typical Mexican fare. My burrito was huge and the jalapenos were great. Our waiter was very attentive, my glass never got even a 1/4 empty and he was by to fill it, same with the salsa and chips. Great atmosphere and not a long wait at all.

Thank Brandi N
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

After my last 2 visits I just have to say this is one of my favorite places to eat in the auburn opelika area. The food is delicious and the prices are great for the amount of food you get. My favorite meal is the Texas fajita which includes steak, chicken, and shrimp. They provide 4 tortillas, rice, beans, lettuce,... More 

Thank Emily H
Opelika AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I have been unhappy with all of the local Mexican restaurants over the 35 years we have lived in the O-A area. Well NO LONGER !! This place is good...really good. Not only is the red salsa in- house made but so are the re-fried beans and the salsa verde and everything in between. The chef prides himself on making... More 

Thank trailrunnerOpelikaAL
Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Short wait. The food was great. The salsa was good, nice tang. Our party had a steak burrito and Los Tigres, both were very good. Server took our order and was never seen again until plate was clear. Have been before and had decent service. Will go back.

Thank debcountry
Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife and I frequent this restaurant about once a week. The salsa and guacamole is made in house and are excellent. My favorite menu item is the El Patron Nachos with grilled chicken. You can get it with grilled steak, but my protein preference is always chicken. The wait staff are friendly and accommodating.

Thank ryanje

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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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