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“Took the family there on a Friday night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Patron

El Patron
Ranked #24 of 71 Restaurants in Sun Prairie
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Took the family there on a Friday night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We sat out on the deck and enjoyed the Mariachi Band. Food was very good. I had a Chicken Enchilada, Beef Burrito and a Tamale. All were good and flavorful. Service was good. We would go back, as overall it was a solid experience.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Disappointing service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have eaten here before and always been pleased. The food is good and reasonably priced. We were very unhappy with our service this past visit. Seated quickly outside, then left to sit and wait...and wait... got some chips...waited..finally gave a drink order...and waited... It was at least 20 minutes before our food order was taken. Yes, it was busy outside (though not all the tables were full) but it was fairly empty inside. Add another wait person to the busier area, please!

Visited June 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times. Each time the service is friendly and fast. The menu has the usual Mexican fare, but it has always been good. The complimentary chips and salsa are also a tasty way to start off the meal. And to top it off they offer tap beer in a monster size frosty mug!

Visited May 2014
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Wisconsin
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Consistently delicious food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

They have an impressively large menu, and everything we've ordered from it has been excellent. They also have awesome sangria. The guacamole is always good and fresh. The servers are always friendly and efficient, and the food is served quickly and always nice and hot (unlike another Mexican restaurant in SP, where we stopped going because of cold food). With the chips and salsa you also get a creamy white dip, which tastes a bit like ranch but with a chili kick. I highly recommend the Enchiladas Rancheras (cheese enchiladas smothered with a grilled mix of tender pork, onions, green peppers, and tomatoes). The atmosphere is clean, comfortable, bright, and festive but not loud. It has become one of our all-time favorite restaurants.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Viva El Patron!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Madison, WI may be famous for its variety of restaurants, but Sun Prairie, just 3 or 4 miles away from Madison's East Side, has for many years been a vacuum when it comes to good food. The past several years, that has been changing. In a midwestern world where good Mexican food is far too scarce, El Patron fills a much needed gap.

Our family has eaten there a number of times (it's one of our favorites), and the food is always hot and tasty, the wait staff is friendly and attentive and the wait for our food has never been too long. The atmosphere is informal - just what our family likes and needs, and the alcoholic beverages are terrific, too. We always have a great time there, and come home happily stuffed. The prices are reasonable, too, to top it all off. Sun Prairie may not be one of Wisconsin's most talked about destinations (the Dells we're not), but if you gotta get off the 151 onto Main Street and spend a while, you can't miss if you eat at El Patron!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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