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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
+1 407-238-5300
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (53 reviews)
“guacamole” (42 reviews)
“queso blanco” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really loved this place, and wished we had visited more than once during our trip! All the classic Mexican options are available, done well. Plus, an excellent choice of margaritas and mojitos...for $5 (a cheap drink is hard to come by in Orlando!) The staff...More

Thank kittycatem
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this place! We had a very nice waitress. They had margarita specials which were inexpensive and great food. The atmosphere was very nice, newer and larger inside. We both had fajitas which were great. Make sure you eat here!More

Thank PAdisneyfan
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review, PAdisneyfan! We're glad you enjoyed our food, service, and atmosphere. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review as well as recommending us to others. We'd love to have you back at our restaurant. We'd recommend...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this wonderful restaurant on a whim. We didn't know what to expect...worried that it might be fake Mexican food like commercial places such as Chipole, we walked in hesitantly. We were welcomed by Guillermo whom made great suggestions for our drinks and appetizers!...More

Thank EMILY D
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Thank you for these kind words, Emily! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Having you recognize our food, service, and atmosphere warms our hearts. For your next visit, we'd recommend our lunch buffet. We promise it's unlike any other buffet, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, fair price. Alejandra was a great waitress. My meat eating husband loved carne asada and my vegetarian chimichanga was excellent. We will definitely come back!

Thank Carolina S
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carolina! Thank you for the 5-star review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us these kind words. We're happy that we were able to accommodate and satisfy both you and your husband's appetites. We await your next visit! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and the staff courteous and prompt. The atmosphere was also very nice. Our server was Louisa and she was very nice.

Thank Kathy N
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5-star review, Kathy! We're glad you enjoyed our food, staff, and atmosphere. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, as well as the kind words about Louisa's service. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying close by and had a craving for Mexican. We were seated promptly and the order came out so fast that it seemed like they knew what we were going to order. The fajitas were so hot the oil was popping off the...More

Thank APennero
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, APennero. We're happy you found our service to be fast. How could we have improved your experience?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trio appetizer (guacamole, cueso blanco, and black beans) and entree was very tender pork with onions that was delicious, 2 Frozen margaritas and bill was $41. Everything was delicious especially the salsa.

Thank Robyn C
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robyn! Thank you for your 5-star review. We're happy you enjoyed your food and drinks with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend the nachos and fajitas. Not so much the Chimichanga. We had an issue with service and the manager was all over it. Best place in a very touristy place.

Thank Dustoff81
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review, Dustoff81! We appreciate you recommending the nachos and fajitas as well as allowing us to remedy the situation you were experiencing. Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a decent middle price range Mexican restaurant. They have a buffet, which is nice if you're in a hurry or if you just like to sample everything. We had traditional Tex Mex type food and it was very good. They make their own...More

Thank tricket
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, tricket! We're happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and hope you'll dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best fajitas that we have had!! Carolina was an awesome server. She made sure that we had everything we needed - drinks were kept full and dinner was served quickly and in proper order. We will be back! Thank you for a great dinner...More

Thank MsAta2d
Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, MsAta2d! Thank you for your 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed your fajitas and the service you were provided by Carolina. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and look forward to seeing you again at our restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802 (Formerly El Patron Restaurant & Cantina)
    (535 and Palm Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-238-5300
  • E-mail
Description
We're a family-owned restaurant that provides a modern twist on traditional Mexican cuisine. We offer artisan tacos, a delicious lunch buffet, and a great selection of drinks. All handcrafted to your liking. Order online now for pickup or delivery at elpatronorlando.com
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