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“Nice place”

El Patron Mexican Grille & Cantina
Ranked #514 of 804 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Mexican
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Tallahassee
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Visited twice before making a decision.
It was good. Probably one of the better in Tallahassee.
The queso is yummy. The salsa is good. The Entrée was good too.
I didn't care for the rice or beans.
The Tacos aren't the best but the chimichanga was good.
For Mexican it was good. Servers were very nice both times as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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Pine Valley, California
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“nice "ambiente" (except for OVERLOUD music)....”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice "ambiente" , except for OVERLOUD music -- why do so many American restaurants think they are discos? To keep the staff awake?? Food average to slightly above ...

Visited September 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best enchiladas in Tally!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

My friends and I eat here all the time. This is hands down the best Mexican in town. The El Patron dip is incredible and the enchiladas as are the best. The drink specials are fantastic and well worth it. The agua fresca is one of my favorites non-alcoholic drinks and is gigantic. The daiquiris and margaritas are always 2x1 and are really good. This is a great place for a party and is a perennial stand-by when I can't decide what I want to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Mice, Rats, Slow Service”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We ate here after seeing the reviews. The people leaving the reviews must of been as drunk as 90% of the people eating there. We decided to eat on the patio to avoid the loud music and crowd. We waited 10 minutes for a server... the food was served cold... and there were multiple mice and rats running around the patio. It was disgusting.

  • Visited June 2013
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Pine Valley, California
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings: great ambiente, mediocre food quality”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Warm, lively interior (and also a very pleasant deck for outdoor dining); friendly, attentive service. Full bar. BUT: No Mexican restaurant should be serving tacos made with "pre-fab" taco shells. How hard and expensive is it to go to Publix and buy some Mission brand corn tortillas? Although I am no gourmet Mexican food cook, I do it all the time, and either grill or fry them, according to my taste of the moment, with excellent results. No matter how good the rest of the offerings, no "Mexican" restaurant in California would survive a month serving these taco shells.

Visited April 2013
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