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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (60 reviews)
“guacamole” (40 reviews)
“queso blanco” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
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Reviewed yesterday

Another random spot on my family trip. I rarely drink but since I was on vacation I decided to indulge a little. The drinks were amazing. The food was really good as well. But for dessert we had fried ice cream that wasn't really good....More

Thank amiifaith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Realize that, living in Los Angeles, we are accustomed to great Mexican food. El Patrón offers a limited menu of decent fare. The tacos are good, as was the guacamole. However, the Cesar salad was overdressed and the portions served were uneven; some of us...More

Thank eljuezcubano
Guest_Exp_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We read through of all these reviews and use them as an opportunity to see how we can improve. Our goal is to provide the best experience possible and clearly, we did not live up to that. We'll...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go. The name of the restaurant alone will tell you . One of their appetizers is homemade guacamole. Delicious! I ordered the Cadillac margarita- yummy! You will not be disappointed.

Thank Melina W
Guest_Exp_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Thanks for coming in to see us!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We wandered in without knowing anything about this place and were delighted! It was a Mexican buffet! They had great food, wonderful service, and a great atmosphere. I would definitely go back!

Thank hollyandred
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Sunday night... waited 45 min to sit down, I had to go to the hostess and ask her to sit me down cause she was sitting other people after us first... seemed like they didn't have a person cleaning tables. Then...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great experience. We have enjoyed blood orange mules, fish and shrimp tacos. The server was very pleasant and tacos were delicious!

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This has become a frequent place to grab dinner when visiting Orlando. Service is friendly, fair prices and happy hour is a good find. Good for children for menu choices and especially after all day in parks or swimming. Love the taco deals and vegetarian...More

Thank KAS862017
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our first meal here. I had a huge veggie burrito, my wife had a side of grilled vegetables and we shared an order of freshly made guacamole. She had a frozen margarita, I opted for one of their high end margaritas. Both...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a recommendation from Marriott Grande Vista. Very good choice. The pleasant atmosphere started from the greeting and continued to the helpful server. The $5 coconut mojito was excellent. We had the Grande Burrito and the Chicken Burrito. Both very tasty and...More

Thank Traveler P
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Reasonably priced. The guac and chips were pretty darn good. I wouldn't say this place has authentic Mexican food but it will kick a hunger bite for you. Drinks were creative and the staff was fast and friendly

Thank traveling_likecray
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
Steeped in a culture rich with history and customs, El Patron, a family owned restaurant, serves traditional Mexican dishes such as Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos and Fajitas alongside house specialties such as Pork Chop Al Pastor, Carne Asada and Ossobucco Carnitas. We feature over 70 different tequilas and a number of signature margaritas in addition to a full beer, wine and liquor bar.Food is probably the most important element of Mexican culture. It is often said that "cuisine is culture" so join us for that incredible experience of eating homemade Mexican food.
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