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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

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1030 Freeland Dr Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5176
+1 704-636-5300
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is generally good to extremely good, my wife is Hispanic and I know Latin cooking (incl Mex and Tex-Mex). The x factor is the service; and it makes a lot of difference to me. The decor yields to the food and overall, the place is small. But that may be because this rest is almost always crowded.... More 

1 Thank Keith E
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have some great food and it isn't all the same that you get at the other Mexican restaurants. I tried something I never had and it was amazing. They have great service and they also serve Mexican soda I believe.

1 Thank Karla G
Troutman, North Carolina
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just moved to Salisbury and love Mexican food. El Patron was recommended by a neighbor and we are glad they did. This was some of the freshest and tastiest we have had in a long time. We will surely make this a regular stop now.

1 Thank Kevin B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trying El Patron, we will definitely be back!!! Has got to be the best Mexican type food in this area hands down! Our new favorite! All the dishes looked Sooo good! Especially the Hawaiian fajitas! Wow. The staff is great! Never had to ask for anything. That is rare these days! Our server was Valerie. She... More 

1 Thank Roger P
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place in a nondescript strip mall, but it's very good. I have to start with the sangria, which is the best I've ever had. There was something in it that really blended the flavors and made it exceptional - I couldn't figure out what it is. With the chips they brought both pico de gallo as... More 

1 Thank SRQAW
Salisbury, North Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Patron is a great place to eat. The food as always fresh and tasty and the service is good as well. The homemade salsa and pico de gallo is always delicious and is complementary with your meal. The pollo con queso and fish/shrimp tacos are two of my favorites here.

1 Thank Mary g
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most unbelievable fresh and delicious authentic food. Plus the staff is so friendly and fun! We avoided El Patron for a long time because it's in a strip mall and we didn't realize the awesomeness inside. Don't be fooled! Plus a full bar with drink specials and yummy margaritas. This is easily the best Mexican restaurant in Salisbury.

1 Thank Jennifer S
Durham, North Carolina
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262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The entrees were prepared well with fresh ingredients. Their sauces were very good and fresh made chips. You've got to try the margarita's.

1 Thank dpoin21
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I crave their pico de gallo!! It comes with salsa and nachos before the meal and it always hits the spot. Very fresh! Meals have been great, had the vegetable/chicken special and it was as described. Would have added more selection of veggies, it just came with broccoli and cauliflower. My wife gets the fajita nachos everytime and loves them.... More 

1 Thank ValDanielle
Boca Raton, Florida
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and her family loves this place. It is nicely decorated and the staff well trained. The food is very good. Ask for Ms Carla to be your waitress she is terrific

1 Thank Hugh_Albright

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 Freeland Dr Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5176
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-636-5300
El Patron Mexican Grill is a family owned and operated business, we strive to make your visit with us very personable and pleasant we use fresh ingredients and top quality meats hoping to become one of your favorite places to eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?