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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
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Leesburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in from a nearby hotel on a Tuesday night. Nothing to crazy happening, but they were busy. No hostess, so I sat at the bar, which had weird seating (some seats hidden behind pillars). It took me 14 minutes to get service. I thought it was just me, but after I placed my order another man sat down.... More 

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Thank ryanin3
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The worst service ever. They refuse to take owner ship of the service. Would not apologize for the fly in drink. Everything was not their problem. The food was not good at all. You may want to try your luck somewhere else.

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Thank Voncelia D
Boca Raton, Florida
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 

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Thank Bellabee32
Tallahassee, Florida
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43 reviews
30 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 

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Thank Frances H
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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.

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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 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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252 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 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 

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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 

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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....

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Thank Manny B
Panhandle Florida
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?