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El Patron Mexican Cantina & Grill

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41525 East Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544
951 652 4545
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Palm Springs, California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

A great place to have dinner. Prices are reasonable. The food is fabulous. Bring the family or bring the friends . You can't go wrong with this place. As soon as you walk in you smell the fantastic Authentic Mexican dishes. Daily specials . Awesome margaritas!!! I give and surely you will too give this place a two thumbs up.👍👍... More 

1 Thank David L
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We have been looking for a good Mexican food restaurant in Hemet, CA. We decided to try it and glad we did. The food was very appetizing and delicious. We had just returned from Rosarito, BC Mexico and still hungry for some Mexican food. It was real busy and a large party of 20+ in restaurant. This did slow down... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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?