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El Patron Mexican Grille & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
+1 850-656-7264
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We walked over from the courtyard Marriott-restaurant was busy more of an adult atmosphere our waiter Ricardo was so nice, helpful with the menu courteous and friendly! Over all a great experience we would go back!

Thank NativeFlfemale
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Walking distance from Marriott Courtyard. Delicious chicken and beef fajitas and California burrito. They serve decent 2 for 1 margaritas. We had the sweetest waiter. He was attentive and we enjoyed our conversations with him. Time we'll spent.

Thank Karen H
St. Petersburg, Florida
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256 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

(Warning: young adult visitors from Tampa Bay in for the weekend) You know… party Mexican Restaurants. Often with large spaces, heavily decorated with colorful Mexican motifs, plenty of alcohol, emphasis on a party/group atmosphere instead of doing justice to the food… this is one of those places. And this isn’t a very good sign when it looks like the building... More 

Thank Pyra-Danny
Hernando Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This Restaurant is within walking distance of the Hotel Marriott Courtyard. We had a very attentive server. My husbands Enchiladas weren't very hot, but they heated them up promptly. The flan I had for dessert, was disappointing . Not what I was used to from other places.

Thank Andrea L
Leesburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I walked in from a nearby hotel on a Tuesday night. Nothing to crazy happening, but they were busy. No hostess, so I sat at the bar, which had weird seating (some seats hidden behind pillars). It took me 14 minutes to get service. I thought it was just me, but after I placed my order another man sat down.... More 

Thank ryanin3
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The worst service ever. They refuse to take owner ship of the service. Would not apologize for the fly in drink. Everything was not their problem. The food was not good at all. You may want to try your luck somewhere else.

Thank Voncelia D
Boca Raton, Florida
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We decided to eat here while on business. I walked in and the restaurant is way cool and the music also so I was excited to sit down and have a meal. I ordered a chicken chimichanga that was served to me on a plate with nothing else and was the size of a fruit roll up. No rice and... More 

Thank Bellabee32
Tallahassee, Florida
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Been here twice in the past week. First on a Thursday semi-slow night and a busy Saturday. Both visits included great food and drinks. Service on Thursday was fabulous and Saturday our server seemed overwhelmed but did a decent job. The DJ was setting up and as we were leaving seemed to be playing some pretty fun music, but with... More 

Thank Frances H
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Food it's good. The best spot to having fun dancing with friends. Dj music puts the party on fire. A Mexican restaurant with real mexican people (you know what I mean). A place to came with the family too.

Thank Neda Z. C
Tallahassee, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I read so many mixed reviews about this restaurant I had to try it myself. It is on a service road right next to the Dept. of Admin. Hearings off of Apalachee which makes it hard to find. It is Mexican food, not TexMex. We went late in the afternoon, so there were very few people. The service was good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 Apalachee Pkwy, Between Marriott Dr and SR-265, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4542
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-656-7264

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