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El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

) #292 of 2,950 Restaurants in Orlando ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
+1 407-238-5300
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (57 reviews)
“guacamole” (38 reviews)
“queso blanco” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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12167 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has become a frequent place to grab dinner when visiting Orlando. Service is friendly, fair prices and happy hour is a good find. Good for children for menu choices and especially after all day in parks or swimming. Love the taco deals and vegetarian...More

Thank KAS862017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our first meal here. I had a huge veggie burrito, my wife had a side of grilled vegetables and we shared an order of freshly made guacamole. She had a frozen margarita, I opted for one of their high end margaritas. Both...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a recommendation from Marriott Grande Vista. Very good choice. The pleasant atmosphere started from the greeting and continued to the helpful server. The $5 coconut mojito was excellent. We had the Grande Burrito and the Chicken Burrito. Both very tasty and...More

Thank Traveler P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced. The guac and chips were pretty darn good. I wouldn't say this place has authentic Mexican food but it will kick a hunger bite for you. Drinks were creative and the staff was fast and friendly

Thank traveling_likecray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Mexican food I have ever had. Dinner is about $16 but well worth it. Service was very good and the interior was clean and did have a nice atmosphere.

Thank b0bwhitby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a place to eat when staying at a nearby hotel with my family. 8 pm- was seated right away, waiter came within 5 minutes to offer cold water, which was welcomed. I ordered the $5 margarita , great taste, on the smaller...More

Thank FLnurseER
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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....More

Thank phladun
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank 13Kim14
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 22
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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