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El Patron Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
+1 334-749-2199
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Patron has a fitting name, because this Mexican restaurant boasts many choices when it comes to margaritas made with a wide range of tequila brands. The service was efficient and the food was excellent.

Thank BrandiStacey
Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a sporting event at Auburn and we're craving Mexican. This place had the ratings on TA so we decided to give it a shot. Driving up my wife "maybe not" but so glad I insisted. Literally the BEST we've ever had. Everything fresh. Everything seasoned. Absolutely awesome food!! Highly recommend.

Thank stutide
Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our weekly go to Mexican restaurant! Chips and salsa for days. Best fajitas in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Thank thesartainfamily
Port Arthur, Texas
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during a vaction getaway. We knew nothing about this restaurant, but wanted Mexican food. We are so glad we stopped here. We were seated promptly. The restaurant was clean and attactive. The prices were reasonable and the food portions were generous. We were waited on quickly and the wait for the food was quick. The food was authentic... More 

Thank jmeyer543
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

You cannot beat this place for Mexican food. The food is real mexican, the wait staff are awesome, and​ the price is great. We are always say quickly, our favorite waitress knows what we want and we get our food within 5-10 min if sitting down. If you are in tiger town stop in and give it a try

Thank Debi B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food is always good and we can always count on one of our regular waitresses to greet us with a friendly smile and great service. The best Mexican restaurant in Opelika

Thank Catzeye800
Level Contributor
104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I only stopped to get my daughter Queso dip after she was discharged from the hospital. We got it to go. she said it was good.

2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a find! On our way to Destin, we stopped in for lunch. The food was amazing, the restaurant was clean, and service was quick!

Thank James W
Crossville, Alabama
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at 10pm on a Friday night and they close at 11pm so we really wasent expecting much. The staff was friendly and the food was very good, we was staying in the area for the weekend so really didn't know where to eat so we used the TripAdvisor app and as usual TripAdvisor was spot on this... More 

Thank Jon J
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The service was fast and friendly. Kimberly had great recommendations and prices were also great. Parking is tight especially if they are busy but it's the best mexican food we've had in a while since we travel a lot.

Thank Elizabeth W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?