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El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

1030 Freeland Dr Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5176
+1 704-636-5300
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1030 Freeland Dr Ste 105, Salisbury, NC 28144-5176
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here for dinner on the way home from camping in South Carolina. It's right off I-85, so conveniently along the way. Food and service were good and the prices were reasonable. I had fajitas and they were good and the cold beer was...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the area for a week. Had to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Walked here from our hotel. They had a greeting party and patio seating. As soon as you enter there was a great fun atmosphere. Families, college student, couples.....everyone was accommodated. We sat at...More

Thank Aditloadm
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

On our way to Greensboro we were hungry and came upon El Patron ... great find!!!! Chorizo Queso was amazing and very reasonably priced.... chimichanga didn’t disappoint... although, I do prefer a bit of a crispier coat.. it was a tad on the soggy side...More

Thank Sandi G
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This was our first time to El Patron and we were extremely impressed. The menu was extensive and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The food we ordered was amazing and we were well pleased with the service as well. Definitely recommend trying...More

Thank asassypk
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Had the Charlie's plate with steak and the ACP. Both recommended right here on trip advisor and it was very good. Way better than what we are used to for your run of the mill Mexican. We found through trip advisor On our way home...More

Thank Shonda R
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Judging by the crowd waiting, this place is really popular. After eating the food, we understood just why: best Mexican food in Salisbury!

Thank TheAFColonel
Reviewed March 18, 2018

My family and friends all enjoy El Patron. The menu is varied, the food is good and the wait staff is courteous. We enjoy it most when we can go outside.

Thank ZaztheOne
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here based on trip advisor reviews on our way home from Hilton Head. What a surprise. It's in a rather hidden location, but my goodness!! The margarita was great, huge!! The food was so flavorful and they gave you SIDE options, not just...More

Thank ChristineR1995rn
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked into a shopping center near a major intersection, but if you use the TripAdvisor app, it’s easy to find. Cozy interior with authentic music and food. We’ll be back!

Thank BRPowell
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Was in Salisbury and found this place with good reviews. We were very pleased. Service was friendly (and George has an excellent singing voice.) My husband had the burrito pastor - excellent! I had the Charley Plate with chicken. It is a new menu item...More

Thank Lori G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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
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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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