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El Patron

1188 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48340-2057
+1 248-977-5665
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tostada” (2 reviews)
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1188 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48340-2057
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Numerous menu options with authentic Mexican dishes. The owner and staff are friendly and courteous. Their salsa bar is one of the best around for variety and flavor. Our favorite meal is the Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. We've tried numerous menu items and haven't been...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

One day on a whim, my husband and I decided to put Mexican restaurants close by in our iPhone.....so glad we did! We ended up at El Patron and it has now become a staple. When we feel like authentic, amazing, incredible Mexican food this...More

Thank writergal1201
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Great food with exceptional service. Varied menu with lots of options include a la cart or combination meals. Very authentic including home-made corn tortillas. Ceviche was delicious and the pricing on everyone was very reasonable. Really enjoyed the dinner, food was great and I would...More

Thank GGWD
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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