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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
+1 407-238-5300
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“tacos” (64 reviews)
“guacamole” (56 reviews)
“queso blanco” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for dinner after a last-minute change of plan and weren't really expecting anything great, but we were so wrong! The food and service here was fantastic, for a great value. Generous portions, fresh stuff, and good quality. This ended up being one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank jersail83
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your positive rating! It's great to know that you were pleasantly surprised by your experience. From the food to the service, it sounds like you had a really great time. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go eat at this restaurant and folks this is not a Tex Mex restaurant more like authentic Mexican restaurant with natural ingredients. Our waitress the knowledgeable one, her name Montserrat. She knew the whole menu by heart the drink's also and very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Carlos H
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Carlos, thank you for the 5-star rating! We appreciate the recommendation of our restaurant. It sounds like everyone had a great meal. It's great to know that Montserrat made for a memorable experience. We always love to see our guests return, so we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not have been happier with the meal we had, the staff was corteous, prompt and accomodating to our request. The food was so delicious, one of the best carne assada that we had, cooked to perfection, the tortillas were good but amazed that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank mirvw
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing a positive review with our restaurant! Based on your visit, it sounds like you had a great time. It's great to know that your food was amazing. From the chips and salsa to the carne asada, it sounds like everything tasted...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying up the road and discovered this place on our second or third evening. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and great menu including some excellent margaritas! It was so good we went back again later in the week !

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank GJRich
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your positive rating! It's great to hear that your visit was enjoyable. We are always happy to know our guests leave with a great time. We appreciate the visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my grand children here at least in part to continue to encourage them to try different foods. We found the flavors and variety here to be well above the norm. Even though we are still in the tourist zone here, the prices were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank zjxtinpusher
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing a review with us! It's great to hear you encouraged your grandchildren to try different foods. Thanks for stopping in and trying our delicious food. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant with friends or family! Very reasonable and delicious food! Loved the atmosphere. Great restaurant all around!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Beachlover2619
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating! It's great to know you and your family had a great time with us. We appreciate your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to stop at this restaurant just because were staying at hotel across the street and I thought it will be easy and besides I read the reviews and they were positive about this place.At first I like it the atmosphere of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mariote10
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize for your experience. We will pass along your experience to our management team. We hope you have a better time on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Australia and considering it was New Year’s Eve we did not have any reservations booked the restaurant still was able to accomodated for all of us . It was getting busy and our waiter Hector was very nice and attentive.. he saw we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank johnnykatjk
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending our restaurant! It's great to hear we were able to accommodate your party. It's nice to know you had an incredible meal and an even greater time. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eateries near your hotel are usually just so-so, and Mexican joints are ubiquitous across the South. But this restaurant is a gem, a cut above the usual "southwest cuisine". The food is excellent and the service outstanding--Cara was our waitress. Many interesting menu items with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank tmsk711
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Thank you for separating us from the rest. We love to hear when our guests try our menu and enjoy our different options. It's great to know Cara provided outstanding service during your visit. We appreciate your visit and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about the food and drinks. Fresh and delicious. I highly recommend the red snapper with sweet plantains in a red mole sauce.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Heather S
IsaacOT0214, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a 5-star rating! It's great to hear that our red snapper was great. We love knowing our authentic cuisine is able to enhance our customers experience. We invite you back anytime to try more of our delicious menu. See you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802 (Formerly El Patron Restaurant & Cantina)
    (535 and Palm Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-238-5300
  • E-mail
Description
We're a family-owned restaurant that provides a modern twist on traditional Mexican cuisine. We offer artisan tacos, a delicious lunch buffet, and a great selection of drinks. All handcrafted to your liking.
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