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El Patron Mexican Grille & Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
(850) 656-7264
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Boca Raton, Florida
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to eat here while on business. I walked in and the restaurant is way cool and the music also so I was excited to sit down and have a meal. I ordered a chicken chimichanga that was served to me on a plate with nothing else and was the size of a fruit roll up. No rice and... More 

Thank Bellabee32
Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Been here twice in the past week. First on a Thursday semi-slow night and a busy Saturday. Both visits included great food and drinks. Service on Thursday was fabulous and Saturday our server seemed overwhelmed but did a decent job. The DJ was setting up and as we were leaving seemed to be playing some pretty fun music, but with... More 

Thank Frances H
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Food it's good. The best spot to having fun dancing with friends. Dj music puts the party on fire. A Mexican restaurant with real mexican people (you know what I mean). A place to came with the family too.

Thank Neda Z. C
Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I read so many mixed reviews about this restaurant I had to try it myself. It is on a service road right next to the Dept. of Admin. Hearings off of Apalachee which makes it hard to find. It is Mexican food, not TexMex. We went late in the afternoon, so there were very few people. The service was good,... More 

Thank 897jcb
Port Charlotte, Florida
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251 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Right off the bat, I'd like to point out that the location of this restaurant makes it a bit of a challenge to find. It's actually on a service road off the Apalachee Pkwy. Even with the help of a GPS we had to go around the block and hit it on the second try. It turned out to be... More 

Thank Paul S
Tallahassee, Florida
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Last week, I'd have given El Patron a well-deserved 4-star (and if they'd allow half-points, a 4.5). My wife and I have been going to this place pretty much every Friday ever since they opened their doors. We loved it when they were a quiet little restaurant that not a lot of people knew about. We learned to live with... More 

2 Thank Andrew P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while in town. Food was good, nice atmosphere.,what I found funny was that they had reggaeton for music instead of Mexican music....

Thank Manny B
Panhandle Florida
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147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Very fast service. Great waitress ... I think her name was Shelly. Food was tasty ... lots of meat and sour cream which I love. Iced tea since I was working. Big glass, so I didn't even need a refill. This is a redo of an old Applebee's location that has been refitted as Mexican restaurant but kept the layout... More 

1 Thank Taylorcat2us
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

we visited this place on our last night in Tallahassee and did we luck out. The waitress was very helpful with suggestions. She explained the 2 for 1 margaritas which were good but could of used an extra bit for tequila for my liking anyways. The food was excellent and nice portions and we had leftovers. We were all very... More 

1 Thank yridem
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I absolutely loved the food here. The quesadilla and tacos are exceptional. I wasn't fond of their drinks. The Margaritas tasted really weird. Didn't expect this from a mexican restaurant. However, i would love to go back to get some more food and may be try some other drinks. Friendly staff and drinks are BOGO.

Thank Puja U

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: (850) 656-7264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?