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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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Toronto, Canada
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206 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here twice while staying at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista as it's only a couple minutes walk from the resort. I recommend the artisan taco - they have a signature mix and match option where you can chose 3 tacos and 2 sides. Portions were certainly very large! Decently priced and family-oriented.

Thank phladun
Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided we wanted to have a Mexican dinner and we actually found this restaurant by accident. We were not disappointed. Hector was our server and he was very knowledgeable of all on the menu. The food had genuine Mexican taste. The cilantro in the salad dressing was not overpowering but refreshing. The fajitas were plentiful as were the fish,... More 

Thank Brent H
Naples, Florida
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was one of the worst we have ever had in any restaurant. We went here for dinner but they were not very busy so we don't know where our waitress kept disappearing to. Other waitstaff had to help us a few times and we had to go to hostess to get our check. The food portions were big... More 

Thank 13Kim14
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great presentation and an amazing experience in sea food tasting. A beautiful place, perfect for private and business events.

Thank Paula V
Punta Gorda, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. The waiter Hector was superb. The menu is extensive. The guacamole appetizer was outstanding. Both of our entrees were excellent. This is a place we will visit again and again.

Thank JoeKathyFL
Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the large portions and great variety. Gourmet Mexican at a reasonable price ($10-20). Would eat here again!

Thank abr0ck
Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drive a cab and i'm always looking to get the best for my money and on a recent lunch break I found this place and, boy, was I pleasantly surprised...Only $8.99 and large selection of items including dessert...Wow..Fairly priced beer selection and who wouldn't want a beer with Mexican food...Orale!

Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was in Orlando for a conference and a friend had recommended this place when I asked her if there were good restaurants that I could walk to from my hotel. This place was about a 12 minute walk from my hotel. I sat at the bar since I was a party of one. The bartender came over immediately with... More 

Thank Tracy C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

By the clientele this cuisine is very original. Wish food was very hot on the buffet and there was more variety.

Thank shashi b
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, fantastic cocktails and David really looked after us. If you are in the mood for great Mexican, check it out!

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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