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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

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12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802 (Formerly El Patron Restaurant & Cantina) (535 and Palm Parkway)
+1 407-238-5300
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Switzerland, Fla.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying nearby at the Hotel Hyatt Place, and wanted a place close by to eat because we arrived at hotel late, and were getting up early. The interior has the "cute,typical" Mexican decor, with booths and tables. Our waitress was prompt and friendly. We hesitantly ordered two Cadillac Margaritas. Usually the mixes are nothing but artificial dyes mixed... More 

Thank geezerhippie
Hartford City, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very authentic Mexican food. Large portions and very friendly staff. The pork carnivals were very good.

Thank 14782014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well had high hopes only to be dashed. Waiter was hopeless, ordered chips, salsa, guacamole and sour cream as well as a couple of margaritas with salt. He returned about five minutes and asked what we had ordered, ? Yeah not exactly difficult. So food arrived and the margarita without salt. When told he brought over a couple of empty... More 

Thank peter r
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read the other reviews I must have been to a different restaurant. The only thing decent to eat were the chips and salsa. Guacamole was flat to tasteless. The 5 different tacos we ordered were so salty you couldn't eat them. The service was no service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brooklyn, Michigan
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is fantastic Mexican food the staff is very friendly and attentive and I got the buffet for lunch and the fajita meat was very tender and the steak just great. The queso and the salsa was great and everything on the buffet was very fresh. The guacamole was great too. I will seek this place out next time I... More 

Thank danschultz
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant have plenty of seats but is cosy anyway. Quick and friendly staff. Directly when you get a table you get free nacho chips with tasty salsa. The portions of food are large and you can easily share 2 dishes on 3 persons. The food is well cocked and have a nice spiciness. Descent prices considering the yummy taste... More 

Thank Hans S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food very authentic. The carne asada Delicious!!!! The tacos from steak and shrimp very, very, good lots of flavor.The margaritas very good and the attention from all the end employees is a plus. The place is very clean and spacious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really appreciated attentive service after a long trip! This place looks popular with locals. The food looked good, but it was too blunt for our taste, it lacked a zing. The chips and guacamole were good though. A solid place.

Thank Marriedwchildrn
Miami, Florida
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156 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located in a small shopping center. We came here for lunch. Although the buffet is a better price and has quite a few things ($8.99 pp), I would suggest ordering off of the menu; the food is fresher and tastier. Our group got quesadillas, flautas (like taquitos), steak tacos... we ordered various items and the consensus was... More 

Thank kdmia
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place, we come every time we stay in the nearby resort, usually every night for happy hour. The margaritas are amazing, the food is fantastic too! What makes us go back time after time is the service, it has always been so friendly and helpful without being pushy!

Thank hdawg89

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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
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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