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El Patron Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
301 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4703
+1 319-287-8110
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
2 weeks ago
“Winner in Waterloo”
18 Jan 2018
“wonderful food & staff”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
301 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a winner in Waterloo. El Patron has very good Margaritas, excellent salsa and some of the best steak fajitas we've had anywhere. Taco Tuesdays are great too. We just moved from socal so we know Mexican food.

Thank SGPG1985
Reviewed January 18, 2018

Very accommodating and food was excellent! We love sitting outside to enjoy our meal and margs! Love that they have bike racks out front for us to use on our bike rides.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed November 21, 2017

I stopped at El Patron for the first time today about 4 pm. I had an evening meeting, and only wanted a bowl of good chicken fajita soup. The bartender was working the dining room, seated me, quickly brought me chips and spicy salsa, and...More

Thank Baldy47
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Margaritas come in gorgeous big Mexican goblets but keep to one: the food needs at least quasi-sober attention. Who knew that the middle west would have such authentic, truly good Mexican food. Really popular with locals so service is a little bit slow, but otherwise...More

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We spend a lot of time in Mexico and our dinner tasted just like we were in Mexico. I had a chicken dinner and my husband had beef. They both came with the rice and beans just like we always get. Dinners were big, we...More

Thank Seaside809069
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Good food, good Margaritas, waitress with an attitude. No matter how good the food and drinks are your server can ruin your experience.

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I walked into the restaurant, thinking maybe I had chosen a bad time, as it was mostly empty. However, that feeling passed when I got my order - the chorizo burrito....YUM! Filled with home-made beans, lots of cheese, rice, and plenty of sauces for sides....More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the best Mexican restaurants in town! Delicious, authentic dishes in healthy portions. Quick service and reasonable prices.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We were the first two of our party of 10 we had called and made reservations. When we walked in we were the only people in the restaurant after a few minutes someone arrived and gave us chips and salsa never spoke to us and...More

Thank Rifai83
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Wife stopped here on the motel s recommendation. The food was really good and the servings were large. Drinks were delicious and the service was excellent. However, there were only 2 other tables and it was a late Sunday Evening.

Thank grant h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4703
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-287-8110
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