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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

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12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
+1 407-238-5300
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“tacos” (56 reviews)
“guacamole” (48 reviews)
“queso blanco” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Found this place solely on Yelp. We had the lunch buffet. It was EXCELLENT! The best of everything and they don’t cut corners! Come hungry because you will want to try everything. I ate around 1pm and wasn’t even hungry for dinner. The water that...More

Thank 485taniav
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, Tania! We recently responded to your review on Yelp. Just in case you missed it there, we thought we'd share it with you here. Thank you for taking the time to review you us on multiple platforms! "Tania, we love that we can feel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good, very friendly also very fast. The margarita flight was also very good. The chips and guac were great. Dinner came very quickly after ordering. My carne asada tacos were very good. Not very greasy either which was nice. My husband's carne asada...More

Thank Britney81
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Britney81! We're glad you liked your experience at our restaurant. We're happy to know you enjoyed our food, drinks, and service. Though, we're sorry to hear about your husband's Carne Asada dish and have made sure to share your feedback with our head chef....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Service was fast and Friendly: The Salsa and Chips was Very a Tasty while waiting on The Order: Nice Find in Orlando:The Quality Control and Food Preparation was on Point: Nice and Refreshing Mexican Cuisine:More

Thank Ernest J
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ernest, thank you for leaving us a review! We love knowing that you enjoyed our food, service, atmosphere. At El Patron, we always want to know how we can continue to improve, so if there's anything we could have done to make your experience, a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with a group. Service was excellent. Food was tasty and hot. Food came out in no time. Great presentation. Went to the specialty ice cream store near by for desert.More

Thank Russell S
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Russell, we're happy to know your group loved our food and service! We also love that you enjoyed the presentation of our food. Our team works hard to deliver a unique Mexican dining experience, so your recognition is greatly appreciated. Thank you for leaving us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Missed my hometown Mexican food decided to check them out and was pleasantly surprised. Authentic food and excellent customer service great place for Mexican foodMore

Thank Oharemary1982
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review, Oharemary1982! We're happy to know our restaurant reminded you of home. It's great to hear that you loved our food and customer service. We appreciate you taking the time to share these kind words and hope you'll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of five (two adults, 17, 13, and 5 year old kids) all loved this restaurant! I wish we lived closer. Our waitress ( I don't remember her name) was so nice and called us "family" - she was so sweet and went out...More

Thank Ashley D
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! We loved your review, Ashley! We're ecstatic to know that you and your family loved your experience at our restaurant. We take great pride in our tacos, so we're happy you loved them. At El Patron, we focus on taking traditional Mexican and giving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was close to our hotel and was in the top 10% of Trip Advisor’s restaurants in Orlando. We arrived at 5:30 with 7 people. They seated us, but only after they checked, because apparently they take reservations. The seating area was pretty empty...More

Thank perpetualpassenger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is a chicken quesadilla it came with 95% cheese and a few scraps of tasteless chicken it was really disgusting to try to eat it salsa with large flakes very Bland chips that were large circles that had to be broken up service with...More

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy restaurant near the Staybridge Suites Hotel. Good food and margaritas. We ordered nachos as an appetizer, and two entrees, but everything arrived at the table at the same time which we didn't like. The concierge at the Staybridge Suites has coupons for El Patron.More

Thank NLB52
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review, NLB52! We're glad to know you liked your experience at our restaurant and that you enjoyed your food and margaritas with us. We are sorry to hear about your food delivery experience and have made sure to share...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service excellent, food delicious. We had a wonderful family dinner. We loved the mango sangria. Everyone had a great meal.More

Thank LinnyFS
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service, Linette! As a family-owned restaurant, we understand the importance of enjoying a good meal together. So we're ecstatic to know that we were able to make your meal so wonderful :) We appreciate you...More

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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 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. Order online now for pickup or delivery at elpatronorlando.com
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