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El Patron Mexican Grill

2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
+1 334-749-2199
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit El Patron and I was not impressed. The chips were fine, salsa lacked flavor. Shrimp fajitas were just okay, mostly onions. Service was friendly but not great. There are better choices in Auburn and Opelika. I won't be returning.

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress, Kim, was excellent! The food was fresh, hot and delicious as well as reasonably priced. We loved it! This restaurant will be a "go-to" every time we visit Opelika. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Two thumbs up!

Thank jmeyer543
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with the family and enjoyed an excellent meal. Our waiter, Victor, was excellent! There was so much food we couldn’t eat it all. The prices were fair for the amount of food. Higher quality items, like steak, were a little more expensive,...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 13 January 2018

After reading the great reviews we were eagerly anticipating our first experience at El Patron. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. First, after bringing our margaritas (which were WAY overpriced by the way), our waitress said she would be right back to take our orders....More

Thank JudyH410
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This restaurant has the best horchata in Alabama! The tacos, queso, chips, rice... all of the food tasted great. We had to wait a while to be seated, then we waited a while for a server to come to the table, then we waited some...More

Thank Anastasia L
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

First of all our service was excellent from the beginning. The food was quite nice without any boring chain characteristics and the atmosphere was simple and functional.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a wonderful dinner for not much money. Our server, Daniel, took excellent care of us the whole time we were there. We travel through Opelika frequently and this will become a regular stop for us.

Thank James R W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife & I haven't eaten here in over a year. Unfortunately, like many popular eateries, they seem to find a way to lower the bar. Our food took a while to come out because there was a large group ahead of us. The chips...More

Thank RonPerry6344
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good, nothing special. The service lacked a lot to be desired. The best part about it was that we happened to come on Tuesday, which this particular Tuesday they had a special of buy one combo dinner, get one for $3.99,...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We came in for margaritas. We ordered waters, and never received them. We also believe our margaritas were virgin, even though that is not what we asked for. It took a long time to get our check. Would not return.

Thank malloryewright1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Opelika
  • Phone Number: +1 334-749-2199
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