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El Patron

1188 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48340-2057
+1 248-977-5665
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1188 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48340-2057
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This is a mexican restaurant in Pontiac, Michigan not too far from Great Lakes Crossing off Joslyn Road. There is a private parking lot and is in a safe and busy area. The menu is on a wall with colored pictures to assist in making...More

Thank detroitfoodlover
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have always been frustrated in being able to find a decent Mexican restaurant that consistently served good food. While not a fancy restaurant, El Patron knows what to do and does it very well. I have tried different dishes here and never have been...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

fresh with a capital F. authentic, made from scratch. offer authentic Mexican bottled drinks with REAL sugar. Fantastic salsa bar. you will not be dissapointed!

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Place was clean. Food was good. Good value. The portions were more than enough. It was more authentic than the chain restaurants

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Being a Mexican recently moved to MI and with high expectations about finding a place with "real" street style tacos, I was impressed about the good options they offer here. I've been back a couple times and tried about half of the menu and can...More

Thank Alberto L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent, authentic mexican food with a great salsa bar. The building is clean but no frills. We will be back.

Thank jeff197025
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Warm fresh corn chips. Amazing picante. Friendly service. That's just the start. Order at the counter, and they bring it to you at your table. If you aren't familiar with the menu, you may feel a little rushed. I got the three taco lunch combo....More

Thank eporter0006
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Mexican food in Detroit doesn't make me expect a lot (I'm southern CA born), however this place isn't bad, nor is it terrific. You won't get home made tortillas, but you will get a good attempt at Mexican food and a decent margarita. Service was...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is just a small place where you order food at a window then they bring to your seat. Have a little bar with about 10 salsas too. Great authentic food and really nice people

Thank Kristie Y
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is some of the best food I've had in Michigan. The extra hot green salsa is excellent!!! Friendly staff, good menu, fast service. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank Skül C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1188 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48340-2057
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 248-977-5665
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