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El Patron Mexican Cantina & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar
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41525 East Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544
951 652 4545
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed with the food it was cold and server was not happy she look like she didn't want to be there I will not recommend or eat there again

Thank Mary B
Redlands, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Except for the air conditioning not keeping up with the hot weather outside, our dinner yesterday was as great as always at El Patrón. The kids always love seeing the fish tank as well.

Thank Mike W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We went to El Patron's for my wife's birthday on the 22nd of July. We found the service to be exceptional. the food was hot and timely, and the margaritas cold and tasty. It is a very good Mexican restaurant. Will definitely return. The menu has plenty of choices. Their prices are very reasonable. We highly trying this restaurant when... More 

Thank jh8102015
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Although El Patron boasts a sign "best Mexican food in town", I disagree. Service is constantly poor, the food is pricey, and it is average to slughtly above average. Our last visit sealed the deal (service was awful) and we will not be returning.

Thank elizabeth b
Garden Grove
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

I have eaten here many times with friends, family and co-workers. I'm not hesitate about trying something new on the menu; Out of the several visits to El Patron, I've never been unhappy with a menu choice. The food is always fresh and tasty!

Thank cj158
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you're looking for a quiet place to eat... this is not it. At least not for dinner. It gets pretty loud in here. Lots of families with kids. They have several big screen tvs and they are often showing big sports games. Very fun atmosphere though. They have a mariachi group the goes from table to table on certain... More 

Thank michomeow
Hemet, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

I've been here a few times, then went to the Sunday Brunch. It was crowded, of course because it's good food and a nice atmosphere. There's champagne being served, omelettes and so much more. It was raining on that particular day and the servers said it's usually much more crowded so be patient, it may be a waiting situation but... More 

Thank Cathi F
Riverside, California
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

El Patron has great Mexican good, a full bar, and the best Sunday brunch ever! I recommend the garlic shrimp fajitas, the lunch specials for less than $8.00, and the hard shell tacos. The press Enterprise had voted it the #1 restaurant. And the Hemet City Chamber of commerce voted it the best restaurant of the year. The mango margaritas... More 

Thank almahaffey
Hemet, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

We have eaten many times at El Patron. Always good food and service. We were planning our wedding a few months ago and asked them about the possibility of them catering the reception. We sat down with Abel, and he went over everything. We had the wedding with 75 people on our patio at home. The food was great, and... More 

Thank Dawn M
Menifee, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

after losing Acapulco this place is even better the food is excellent and the house margarita is Perfect I love this place...

Thank dianeadams374

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41525 East Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hemet
  • Phone Number: 951 652 4545

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