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El Patron

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“sopapillas” (30 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Patron is located in the former building of another popular New Mexican restaurant that closed their doors many years ago. The restaurant is perfectly decorated for the food and service, and there is plenty of parking in the area. We dined in a large...More

Thank DiveMoreWorkLess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited around 3 PM to find a beautiful interior, friendly staff, but unfortunately the food, which was served less than 5 minutes from our order was horrible. The Chile rellenos where charred black on the ends and when cut broke off in hard chunks. The...More

Thank CharlieVVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to El Patron! The atmosphere is really Mexican, there are usually mariachis or some type of musical group, and the food is excellent. They have a big menu - a lot of choices of all types of foods (not just Mexican or...More

Thank abqsage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great decor. Good New Mexican food, reasonable priced. ( we were there for lunch). A group of us were celebrating a friend’s birthday, everyone was very pleased with their dishes from fish to taco salads.

Thank alice w
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This place has a great ambiance with real MM food. You won't find gringo food here but a great selection of food for all heat tolerances. And..... If you are a tequila afficinado they have one of the best selections in town.(try Maestro Dobel).

Thank Berdel B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The brand new EL PATRON RESTAURANT on Wyoming at Paseo del Norte has a delightfully intimate atmosphere, although much smaller than the original EL PATRON on Montgomery Blvd. Since this was our first time here, we tried our favorites. For appetizers, we ordered the Guacamole...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Ate here 2 consecutive nights. Delicious Tex mex food, excellent service, lively atmosphere. Loved the enchiladas, tacos, sopapillas.

Thank David K
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Spicy and delicious. The sopapillas were DELICIOUS! A must have. The salsa is hot but for those who could eat it, they said it was very good! Be prepared for some salsa with heat😉

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Good service..thanks to Dave the waiter...prompt, alert and made sure everything was good...food was good... chile rellenos with crema sauce..yummy...enchiladas..yummy... chips and salsa...good thin chips...salsa could have been hotter...all in all was a good experience AGAIN...would go back...for sure...

Thank srfyogi
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Service was great, prompt, and professional. Food was veryk, very good and was reasonably priced. The thing that we liked was the food was excellently seasoned and was not a 'run of the mill Mexican menu'.

Thank Coolcatbert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-275-0223
Very new restaurant. Moved into one of the closed Garduno's after they filed bankruptcy.
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