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El Patron

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6511 Centralia Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6586
+1 804-748-7733
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since they moved to their new building, I think their food has improved and we've enjoyed getting together and enjoying the food and atmosphere!!! Go check it out!

Thank DJones502
Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So some out of town guests showed up at the last minute and this place is close. We were here when it first opened and at the time were under impressed. Hope was that they progressed since opening but that didn't work out. Average food, average service nothing special. Much better Mexican restaurants out there but in a pinch its... More 

Thank 787sully
Chester, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have patronized this restaurant since it opened. The food is outstanding, presentation is overwhelming, and the service is exceptional! If you haven't tried this place you are really missing out on some great food!

1 Thank Winston M
Chesterfield, Virginia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Drinks are good; staff friendly and will explain different dishes. I enjoy the chips and dip while reading over the menu. Location; Rt 10 and Centralia...in shopping center.

Thank Rountwells
Chesterfield, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fabulous food! Fabulous wait staff! You won't be disappointed! Great for couples date night, after the baseball game or a group of friends! Works for everyone!

Thank Chrisnelise
Chesterfield, Virginia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This restaurant is a weekly regular for our family. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and the food is great EVERY time. We have never been disappointed. The location is easy to find and parking has increased due to popularity of this Mexican Experience. We also have had food prepared for our outside of the restaurant occasions and the... More 

Thank TheDamerons
Chesterfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I tend to have liked El Patron in their old location for two reasons. 1: Quality of food was better and 2: The prices were MUCH cheaper!!! It appears that we're all paying for their new restaurant, which is nice, but not worth the extra money. It was a place to grab an inexpensive lunch but now, not so much!... More 

Thank alyshines
Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The service was good. The food was lukewarm. I was a little suspect when after we placed our order, our dinner arrive 5 minutes later. No joke. It was that fast and they were busy. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Was the food already prepared and under a heat lamp? Red salsa has no taste either.... More 

Thank The2Larsens
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Located in a great area, we always choose El Patron when having a quick bite to eat for lunch. Prices are reasonable and the staff is always friendly. I have tried other restaurants but will always continue to go to El Patron for a great meal.

Thank J. L
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

When we are in the mood for Mexican we head to El Patron! The food is delicious and the service is good! As soon as you are seated warm chips and salsa are brought to the table. We went on a Wednesday evening and it wasn't overly crowded and parking wasn't an issue, though there are times parking is a... More 

Thank Kelly V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6511 Centralia Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6586
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: +1 804-748-7733

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