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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

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1030 Freeland DR Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5175
+1 704-636-5300
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Durham, North Carolina
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253 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank dpoin21
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't believe how wonderful the food is. # 1 complaint from West coast people is our Mexican food here in South doesn't exist. I'm her to tell you this place is the real deal! So so so good.

1 Thank blonde043
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed. Though food was ok and service great. Was expecting a lot more " vavoom" typical chain restaurant. Disappointed because nothing seemed authentic

1 Thank Jill K
Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to go for Mexican food. Great choices on the menu but it's not overwhelming like some Mexican Restaurants I've been too. The ACP is fabulous and the quacamole dip and cheese dip are great.

2 Thank pennys986
Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic!!!!! Would go back to eat there in a heartbeat!!!! Convenient location.... Family friendly. Staff was great!!!

3 Thank fanyaf2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, fast service, hospitable staff! Handled our large party with ease. Would definitely visit again if traveling through the area!

2 Thank Holly W
Summerfield, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Got seated right away and drinks came quickly and order was taken promptly, however it took awhile for our food to arrive. When it did, it was presented well and tasted really good. I had grilled chicken tortillas with big chunks of avocado and queso blanco. My husband had carnitas and said they were very good. Kids had ACP, didn't... More 

2 Thank Anonymuoushealthy
baltimore md
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Wish there was a El Patron in Maryland I am in town again to go to NC transportation Museum , and El Patron is always on my list as a stop , I tell friends if going through Salsbury do lunch or dinner if possible I like the Hawaiian Fijita Service is very good And food is great

2 Thank wmbrakeman

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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 28144-5175
  • 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?