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El Patron Cafe

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1103 S Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3851
+1 575-526-0987
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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186 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stopped in to quickly visit with a friend and ended up falling in love with the nachos! Small inside, but just perfect for a nice lunch with some close friends! I want to go back and try many more dishes!

Thank Katykate4
Las Cruces, NM
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This lady can COOK! Family-run, large portions, not for dieters. Try ANYTHING that includes the brisket in it!

Thank Zeldaz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We tried the brisket nachos. The brisket was very tender and tasty. The chips seemed homemade and are very good. The rest of the nachos were just ok. They put on refried beans, which I find odd on nachos, and the cheese didn't have much taste. We'll probably go back sometime to try other things. The place is very small... More 

Thank Barbara L
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

A very small restaurant with a very large taste. Ordered the brisket burrito with guacamole and cheese inside. Very substantial amount of brisket, which was shredded. It was very tender and delish. The owner is very involved and made sure we enjoyed the meal. Everything there is homemade and the quality shows that. This is a Don't miss place.

1 Thank avis l
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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356 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Two of us split the half order of brisket nachos and an order of tacos. They were both really good, but I preferred the nachos. They are only open mon-sat until 5pm. You should go! It is a nice change from the usual.

1 Thank TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

It has hard to believe how little we pay for so much food! The brisket is phenomenal! If your visiting from another state this is a place you need to try!

1 Thank Valerwee
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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203 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Jefe Burger is a very good burger and a great deal for $7.50. The Brisket Nachos (1/2 for 5.99 whole $7.99) is a huge pile of chips, brisket, cheese and beans and is delicious. Actually, anything brisket at this small clean restaurant is worth stopping in for. Prices are really decent for the amount and quality of food served.... More 

2 Thank Hootyj
Las Cruces, nm
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

El Patron serves a wide variety of foods , so it is not just Mexican. The food is delicious, the presentation is beautiful, and the atmosphere is family all the way. The prices are so reasonable and when you see how much food you get you will be delighted and totally satisfied. We go here as often as we can.... More 

1 Thank ewilliams966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3851
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-526-0987
Home of the Famous Brisket Nachos!!! Mashed Potato Monday Meals (Chicken Fried Steak, Pot Roast, Meatloaf, etc.) Traditional Home-Made Mexican Plates (Enchiladas, Tacos & Burritos with Chicken, Beef or Brisket) International Thursdays (Cajun Gumbo, Green Chile Lasagna, Stir Fry, etc.)

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