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El Patron Mexican Cantina & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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41525 East Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544
+1 951-652-4545
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11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Jurupa Valley
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I may have hit one of those perfect storm days at this El Patron. Something was inconsistent. Everyone has told me what a great facility this is. My wife and I arrived around 6PM. The restaurant was just moderately busy. Service was slow. Our table was not fully cleared and need a little more cleaning. The staff seemed a bit... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Hemet, California
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208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Saturday evenings here are packed! All the servers were dressed for Halloween and it was a lot of fun! The menu is pretty consistent and the kindness that a burrito was really good dad to taco combo was also delicious but the enchiladas needed a little bit of flavor and the fish tacos were too spicy for my grandmother. We... More 

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Thank almahaffey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed with the food it was cold and server was not happy she look like she didn't want to be there I will not recommend or eat there again

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Thank Mary B
Redlands, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Except for the air conditioning not keeping up with the hot weather outside, our dinner yesterday was as great as always at El Patrón. The kids always love seeing the fish tank as well.

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Thank Mike W
Hemet,Ca
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We went to El Patron's for my wife's birthday on the 22nd of July. We found the service to be exceptional. the food was hot and timely, and the margaritas cold and tasty. It is a very good Mexican restaurant. Will definitely return. The menu has plenty of choices. Their prices are very reasonable. We highly trying this restaurant when... More 

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Thank jh8102015
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Although El Patron boasts a sign "best Mexican food in town", I disagree. Service is constantly poor, the food is pricey, and it is average to slughtly above average. Our last visit sealed the deal (service was awful) and we will not be returning.

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Thank elizabeth b
Garden Grove
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I have eaten here many times with friends, family and co-workers. I'm not hesitate about trying something new on the menu; Out of the several visits to El Patron, I've never been unhappy with a menu choice. The food is always fresh and tasty!

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Thank cj158
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

If you're looking for a quiet place to eat... this is not it. At least not for dinner. It gets pretty loud in here. Lots of families with kids. They have several big screen tvs and they are often showing big sports games. Very fun atmosphere though. They have a mariachi group the goes from table to table on certain... More 

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Thank michomeow
Hemet, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I've been here a few times, then went to the Sunday Brunch. It was crowded, of course because it's good food and a nice atmosphere. There's champagne being served, omelettes and so much more. It was raining on that particular day and the servers said it's usually much more crowded so be patient, it may be a waiting situation but... More 

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Thank Cathi F
Hemet, California
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208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

El Patron has great Mexican good, a full bar, and the best Sunday brunch ever! I recommend the garlic shrimp fajitas, the lunch specials for less than $8.00, and the hard shell tacos. The press Enterprise had voted it the #1 restaurant. And the Hemet City Chamber of commerce voted it the best restaurant of the year. The mango margaritas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41525 East Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hemet
  • Phone Number: +1 951-652-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?