We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Patron

Unclaimed

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

APPETIZERS‏
$8.95
Chicken $+1.50
Beef $+1.50
Nachos
Tostadas topped w/ cheddar & monterey jack cheeses, black beans, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, onion, quacamole & sour cream
$6.95
Taquitos (5)
Beef tenderloin or chicken, served w/ sour cream, guacamole & salsa
Small $4.25
Large $8.50
Fresh Guacamole Salad
Avocado, jalapeno, tomato, onion, cilantro & a hint of lime, served w/ tortilla chips
$5.95
Chile Con Queso
Creamy blend of cheeses, fresh chopped green chile, served w/ fresh tostada chips
$4.95
Shrimp Cocktail
Bay shrimp topped w/ fresh horseradish spicy cocktail sauce
$7.25
Chicken $+1.50
Beef $+1.50
Quesadilla
Flour tortilla topped w/ cheddar & monterey jack cheese served w/ guacamole & sour cream
SOUP & SALAD
$4.95
Soup of the Day
$5.95
Bowl of Chile Con Carne
Red or green chile w/ ground beef, w/ or without beans
$7.50
Wedge Salad
Topped w/ crumbled blue cheese dressing, bacon bits & tomato
$10.95
Southwest Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, black beans, onion, tomato, guacamole topped w/ tortilla strips
Cup $3.50
Bowl $4.95
Posole
Tender pork loin simmered in our homemade red chile
$3.95
Ensalada De La Casa
Lettuce, tomato,‏ onion & cucumbers
$10.25
Taco Salad
Fried tortilla shell stuffed w/ ground beef or chicken, black beans, lettuce, tomato cheese, & topped w/ sour cream, guacamole. Served w/ a side of salsa
EL PATRON FAVORITES‏
Our chile sauce is hot not for the timid! All entrees are served w/ pinto beans & spanish rice & garnished w/ lettuce & tomatoes. Complimentary tostada chips & salsa, & sopapillas w/ honey served w/ each entree.
$8.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Tamale Plate
Two homemade pork tamales topped w/ cheese, your choice of red or green chile
$10.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Carne Adovada Plate
Lean pork marinated in red chile, slow baked to perfection, served w/ papitas & flour tortillas
$12.50
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Green Chile Chicken Lasagna
Layers of mushrooms & a blend of cheeses, topped w/ alfredo cream sauce & tortilla strips
$10.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Chile Rellenos
Two green chiles stuffed w/ cheddar cheese, dipped in batter & deep fried, topped w/ red or green chile & cheese
$8.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Taquito Plate (5)
Chicken or beef tenderloin taquitos served w/ guacamole & sour cream
$12.50
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Green Chile Enchilada
Layered w/ chicken, blend of cheeses, corn tortillas, topped w/ serrano cream sauce
BURRITOS OR STUFFED SOPAPILLAS
Served w/ pinto beans & spanish rice. Topped w/ red or green chile, cheese & garnish.
$10.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Shredded Beef
$8.25
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Bean & Cheese
$8.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Vegetarian Calabacitas
$10.50
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Chicken or Ground Beef
$10.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Carne Adovada
$9.95
Entree $+.50 each.
Egg $+0.95
Ground Beef & Bean
TACOS‏
Served w/ beans & spanish rice.
$9.75
Extra $+0.50
El Patron Tacos (3)
Crispy corn tortillas w/ your choice of chicken or ground beef garnished w/ lettuce, tomatoes, & cheese
$10.95
Extra $+0.50
Steak Tacos (3)
Soft corn tortillas w/ steak, topped w/ lettuce, tomato, cheese served w/ pico de gallo
ENCHILADAS
$9.50
Chicken $+1.50
Ground beef $+1.50
Cheese Enchiladas
Three rolled or flat cheese enchiladas, topped red or green chile & cheese
$12.95
Extra side of carne adovada $+2.95
Carne Adovada Enchiladas
Two flat corn tortillas filled w/ thender, lean pork, marinated in red chile
$8.95
Chicken $+1.50
Ground beef $+1.50
Blue Corn Enchiladas
Two flat‏ blue corn tortillas layered w/ cheese, topped red or green chile & cheese
SEAFOOD‏
A side of papitas, calabacitas and/or black beans $+.50 each
Seafood entrées come w/ a dinner salad Dressings: Ranch, Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese, Greek or
Thousand Island
$19.50
Spicy Parmean Sole
Encrusted w/ imported parmesan cheese, topped w/ serrano cream sauce. Served w/ calabacitas
$21.95
Salmon a la Mexicana
8oz filet lightly seasoned, topped w/ an avocado mango salsa. Served w/ calabacitas
$17.50
Blackened Tilapia
Grilled to perfection, over Calabacitas, topped w/ pico de gallo
FROM THE GRILL
Served w/ Spanish rice
1/2 lb Flat Iron Steak $17.95
12 oz NY Strip $21.95
Steak & Enchiladas
two cheese enchiladas topped w/ red or green chile, served w/ Pinto beans & rice
$15.95
Steak Ranchero
8oz Top Sirloin, topped w/ green chile & cheese, served w/ papitas & calabacitas
$8.95
Cheese or Green Chile+ $0.50
Patron Burger
1/2 Lb. Angus burger served w/ French fries
1/2 rack $13.95
Full Rack $17.95
Chile BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Slow baked ribs topped w/ our red chile bbq sauce, served w/ French fries
1/2 lb Flat Iron Steak $18.95
12 oz NY Strip $22.50
Steak & Rellenos
two chile rellenos topped w/ red or green chile, served w/ Pinto beans & rice
$21.95
10oz. USDA Choice Ribeye
Served w/ choice of two sides
$9.95
Open Face Burger
1/2lb Angus‏ burger served open faced on a bun smothered in red or green chile w/ papitas & Pinto beans
$16.50
Veggie Fajitas $+ 12.50
Fajitas
Choice of chicken, beef, shrimp or a combination of two. Marinated in our special sauce, grilled w/ onions & bell peppers, served w/ Pinto beans & rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream & flour tortillas
SENIORS‏
65 & over. Served w/ one sopaipilla & honey.
B vadd beef or chicken in your cheese enchilada. No splitting entrées please.
$5.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Egg $+0.95
Enchiladas
Two rolled cheese enchiladas served w/ pinto beans & rice
$5.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Egg $+0.95
Tacos
Ground beef or chicken served w/ beans & rice
$6.50
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Egg $+0.95
Combination Plate
(Choice of 2) cheese enchilada chicken or beef taco tamale chile relleno served w/ pinto beans & rice
$4.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Egg $+0.95
Quesadilla
Cheese, fround beef or chicken served w/ sour cream
$4.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Egg $+0.95
Taquitos (3)
Served w/ sour cream, beans & rice
$5.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Egg $+0.95
Huevos Rancheros
Served w/ beans & papita
CHILDREN
10 & under. Served w/ one sopaipilla & honey.
$4.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Enchiladas
Two rolled cheese enchiladas. Served w/ pinto beans & rice
$4.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Quesadilla
Cheese, ground beef or chicken. Served w/ sour cream
$4.99
Beef $+0.50
Chicken $+0.50
Tacos
Two ground beef or chicken. Served w/ pinto beans & rice
About
Very new restaurant. Moved into one of the closed Garduno's after they filed bankruptcy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Reviews (291)
Filter reviews
291 results
Traveler rating
113
108
44
13
13
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
113
108
44
13
13
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sopapillas enchiladas chips and salsa chilli con queso beans combo plate taco lamb mexican food great happy hour new mexico water glasses lunch specials regular menu our waiter friday night
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 291 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll definitely be back again to try different things off the menu to ensure my taste aren't lyin to me.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SJoyAdams7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for the Margarita festival. Awesome food, awesome staff, awesome margaritas, awesome music. Everything was excellent about this place. Great prices also. I’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Aria2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Mexican Restaurant. Tables are not crowded together and food is authentic and prepared to order. Love the hot salsa and spicy guacamole. Generous portions.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Storyteller140697
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour prices and menu to choose from! Lass act in the lounge area with great customer service and care.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Born-raised
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The surroundings at this restaurant are very nice and they serve Mexican dishes, chips and salsa and good margaritas. The Jaguar Club of New Mexico chose this as our meeting place and the service was good. There was a room in the back that we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kim W
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Went to El Patron last Saturday with my husband and all I have to say is that this place is kind of grimy. The table was sticky and the salt and pepper shakers we gross! I would venture to say that they've never been wiped...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank nancyboricua
Reviewed January 15, 2019

we have gone for lunch dinner and brunch (sunday).their is happy hour starts in bar,where specials are unreal reasonable along with discount wines beers special drinks!going mid to late afternoon has many advantages bar menu or order from main dining room menualways something for everyone,food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johntennisfl
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I went on a Sunday for breakfast. Hardly anyone was there, so rather than sit in the cavernous main dining area, I opted for the bar area. Again, hardly anyone was in there. The service was very friendly; however, the smell from the cleaning products...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Hou2Abq
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Terrific dinner! Started with Margaritas that were ideal. Enchiladas were delicious and beans great! Server was spot on and very professional Live music topped off a great evening!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

I tried two of the green chile chicken enchiladas a chile relleno a taquito and calabacitas. The lunch was flavorful and filling the restaurant was clean and well-maintained and the server was good enough to ensure we had full water glasses and took away the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jack H
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 143 nearby hotels
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
1,452 reviews
2.99 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
858 reviews
3.10 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham East Albuquerque
509 reviews
3.14 miles away
Econolodge Inn & Suites
50 reviews
3.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,019 nearby restaurants
Dion's
198 reviews
.13 miles away
Savoy Bar & Grill
187 reviews
.12 miles away
Flying Star Cafe - Juan Tabo
166 reviews
.29 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 452 nearby attractions
Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
5 reviews
2.50 miles away
Lizard Tail Brewing
5 reviews
.57 miles away
The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall & Saloon
12 reviews
.57 miles away
Horse and Angel Tavern
14 reviews
1.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
freereignministries
January 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JimGavinNM | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed answer, I just saw the question. The new El Patron is 1 block north of Paseo Del Norte on Wyoming. It is where the Whataburger was. It’s small and cozy with a small inside bar area for bar specials. I... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing