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“Mexican-- are you kidding?”

Don Patron Mexican Grill
Ranked #125 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pennsylvania, United States
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290 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
“Mexican-- are you kidding?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Lived in the southwest most of my life. This is not authentic Mexican. Enchiladas were horrid. I'll continue to make my own Mexican food until State College finally gets a Mexican restaurant that serves something edible.

  • Visited August 2013
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10 Thank Robert D
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English first
State College, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Authentic food and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

This is not an especially fancy restaurant, located in a strip mall on North Atherton. But the food is good and authentic, and service is attentive. When we were there we were told they had Margaritas (both kinds) on for $1.99 all day long--which sure is nice on a hot day. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank FrankHutch
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PA
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

The food here is average American-style Mexican food. Not the typical complex moles, etc. of good authentic Mexican food. It is simply a small step up from Taco Bell. Place is very plain inside and quite noisy. Not worth a second meal in my estimation.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank rjs15
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State College, Pennsylvania
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“IMO, the best (authentic) mexican restaurant in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Title says it all. I was born and raised in Mexico and currently live in State College. I had been going to Rey Azteca whenever I wanted authentic mexican food, but Don Patron is definitely better The sauces, the rice, the beans, the cheese, everything is better! They also have a larger drink selection compared to Rey Azteca (including chavelas and margaritas). If you are in State College and want mexican food, this would be my choice.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JGTZ
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Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Authentic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is the most authentic Mexican restaurant that I've been able to find in the State College area. Since trying it, I've been back three times in less than a month. The food is wonderful (but not as spicey as it could be). They will gladly make it hot for you upon request.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Ytravel5
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