We've come to El Padrino's many times... usually sit in the bar area (booth) and get great service. We have sat in the restaurant part and got just ok service... not horrible, but I think the wait staff needs a little more training or experience. I think they have improved since they've been open with the service.
Now, let's talk about their drinks - Margaritas... very good! And not weak like you get at 3 Margs or Amanda's or the Carlo's Mexican!
They have RECENTLY made a few changes on their menu, I am sure to cut overhead costs some, but when you have a favorite dish and go somewhere just for that dish... and then they CHANGE the dish... well, I admit, I am VERY DISAPPOINTED.
They have a side dish of callabacinta's (not sure about that spelling) ... use to make it with prosciutto but now they are making it with bacon, and I just didn't like it as much : ( totally changes the dish and I loved it.
The food..., my favorite is the Salmon with a side of the best crispy Chili-Rellano.
My husband usually gets the fajitas, sometimes enchilada's... he mixes it up more than I do. The chips and salsa are delicious and they will bring you really hot hot sauce if you ask for it. I have had many dishes and I enjoyed them all... the only thing I didn't like was the jalapenos on the appetizer menu (literally grilled peppers)... not what I was expecting and they happily didn't charge us for them.