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El Patron

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
11:00 - 22:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a lovely evening with my wife & daughter at this fine New Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. The restaurant is like walking into an old Mexican Hacienda with high ceilings and colorful appointments. Service was efficient and the waitstaff was friendly. There were strolling musicians playing guitars and singing traditional Mexican in the style of Javier Solis.

Thank Harry H
Bend, Oregon
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211 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on a Friday afternoon & sat on the beautiful patio - excellent service and Negro Modelo on tap!!! Had the "trio" appetizer with drinks before dinner = great! Quite spicy and I loved it! Ordered Fajitas and they were way above expectations! Fresh, HOT and who makes their own tortillas these days??!!! Overall great service, food and atmosphere!!!

Thank Fdelidude
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't had good lamb in ages so I decided to try the lunch special of lamb tacos. Very pleasantly surprised. The taste was as I remembered good lamb should be and tender. The potatoes and avocado ingredients were a great addition. Definitely have to return for them again.

Thank Joel S
Elk Grove, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were sent to this restaurant by a recommendation from someone working in a museum...and we are sooo glad we decided to try it out! Our server, Michael, went above and beyond to explain the New Mexican cuisine selections from the menu, and bring out chili samples to help us decide on what to order. The owner... More 

Thank 253nancyd1234
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to give it a try on a Saturday. We got there just before the dinner rush. We were seated right away and got a booth upon request. A busboy brought us some chips and salsa right away (good chips and salsa) Now, heres where they lost us a bit. It took a full 9 minutes... More 

Thank ABQgambler
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have been at this place many times before and I will keep going food is good prices are good and the restaurant itself is nice if you want to enjoy a good atmosphere and good food this is the place to go

Thank marco-a-cruz
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The restaurant has an amazing New Mexican feel to it. There is live music. The staff are above average. The food is good New Mexican food.

Thank ali s
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I went to try out the Happy Hour in the bar.We ordered tacos with beef.They were made with the cheapest taco shells on the planet.Paper thin,white corn no less and the plate came with 2 (tacos?) with about 1 teaspoon of meat and a half head of shredded lettuce to make the plate look full.We're New Mexico... More 

Thank birddog2nd
Tijeras, New Mexico
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We eat here often for us. Always plenty of seating for any size group. Good food and good service. Margaritas are good too!

Thank chaco
North Truro, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you don't care for a loud dining experience, don't go here. There are bands playing in the bar and the dining room. The food was nothing special, very average Mexican fare. I went here for the gluten free menu, which had a a decent selection. The service was incredibly slow and I ordered a guacamole salad which never arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-275-0223
Very new restaurant. Moved into one of the closed Garduno's after they filed bankruptcy.

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