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El Patron

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950 N Main St, Cornelia, GA 30531-2326
+1 706-778-5564
11:00 - 22:00
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Fernandina Beach FL
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195 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stopped here on a Monday for lunch on our way back from the north GA mountains on a recommendation by a friend. Arrived about 1:00 and were quickly seated and server asked about beverages and brought them and chips/salsa immediately. I estimate the large restaurant was less than 25% full, but then it was the Monday after the Super... More 

Thank dlwinger
Demorest, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Okay, so I know that a Saturday night is a super busy time, however it doesn't take over an hour to make 3 salads!! Seriously. Three taco salads was all we ordered. The waiter was inattentive and did not get our order right initially. When we asked management if he was new, they replied "There's no one new here. It's... More 

Thank jloudergirl
Orange City, Florida
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308 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here after searching for a Mexican restaurant in Cornelia. We LOVED this place! We wish we lived closer so we could return often! This place has authentic Mexican food! The free chips and salsa were addicting! I loved the salsa! I ordered a shrimp taco salad. It was very large! There were over 7 shrimp... More 

Thank Ginas418
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a cut above the rest of the Mexican food places I've ate at around here. The salsa is killer and the margaritas are great. The food is always fresh and hot and they seem to bend over backwards to please you.

Thank Terry W
Cleveland, Georgia
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Second time eating here and the food and service were just absolutely superb. Had a good watchful waiter and didn't really have to ask for anything. Huge dinner portions with a fresh taste to the salsa and other sides.

Thank Hammerhead1266
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for a different Mexican restaurant than what I've tried before in Cornelia -found it , of course with the help of TripAdvisor ( who has never led us wrong but once). Food and margaritas were great! Will be back!

Thank Rkymth1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have eaten there once an will definately go many more times. Had Carnitas dinner & Peach Margarita YUMMM--EE

Thank Mike W
Demorest GA
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I had tamales at my recent visit. They were great as all the food I have had at El Patron. The service is fast and friendly. Good size portions.

1 Thank CharGA
Gainesville, Georgia
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

For a lunch break this place is great. Fast friendly service and I love their fajitas. Servings are large so don't over-order. Salsa is not spicy so its good for kids as well.

Thank karenhN442TL
Knoxville, Tennessee
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stopped here to eat some Mexican food. Big mistake. The salsa was tomato sauce with some onions etc in it. Tasted just like tomato sauce, beans were watered down. Over all food was tasteless and cheap tasting

Thank silverfoxrambler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 N Main St, Cornelia, GA 30531-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Cornelia
  • Phone Number: +1 706-778-5564

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