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El Patron Cafe

1103 S Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3851
+1 575-526-0987
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good44%
  • Average0%
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2 weeks ago
“Awesome family owned cafe!”
12 Nov 2016
“Good Nachos!”
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1103 S Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3851
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Owned by mom & dad (don't know their names just let me call them mom and dad). Adult kids cook and serve. The cafe looks like an old adobe house. The inside is truly clean and well appointed. Pretty small with 8 tables. The food....More

Thank shugaNM
ElPatronCafe, Owner at El Patron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. We really do appreciate them. You should try us on a Monday or Thursday for an even more unique experience as we change up the menu specials a bit on those days. Also, to show our gratitude, let "mom...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stopped in to quickly visit with a friend and ended up falling in love with the nachos! Small inside, but just perfect for a nice lunch with some close friends! I want to go back and try many more dishes!

Thank Katykate4
El Patron C, Owner at El Patron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. We are constantly trying to improve and add to our menu. Come try the new brisket fries...They are delicious!!!

Reviewed 9 June 2016

This lady can COOK! Family-run, large portions, not for dieters. Try ANYTHING that includes the brisket in it!

Thank Zeldaz
ElPatronCafe, Owner at El Patron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

She and her son sure can! We are glad that you enjoyed the food. Come back and see us soon to try the new Brisket Fries...mmmmm

Reviewed 22 February 2016

We tried the brisket nachos. The brisket was very tender and tasty. The chips seemed homemade and are very good. The rest of the nachos were just ok. They put on refried beans, which I find odd on nachos, and the cheese didn't have much...More

Thank Barbara L
ElPatronCafe, Owner at El Patron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

ElPatronCafe, Owner at El Patron Cafe, responded to this review We have upgraded our cheese this past year, so you may find it more flavorful. Also we are planning on staying open later for the summer. Our new hours will be changing soon to accommodate...More

Reviewed 7 July 2015

A very small restaurant with a very large taste. Ordered the brisket burrito with guacamole and cheese inside. Very substantial amount of brisket, which was shredded. It was very tender and delish. The owner is very involved and made sure we enjoyed the meal. Everything...More

1  Thank avis l
ElPatronCafe, Owner at El Patron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We appreciate the kind words and hope that you come and see us again soon. Our menu has evolved and now offers many new dishes. Tell them "Felix" sent you for a complimentary dessert. Enjoy!!

Reviewed 22 March 2015

Two of us split the half order of brisket nachos and an order of tacos. They were both really good, but I preferred the nachos. They are only open mon-sat until 5pm. You should go! It is a nice change from the usual.

1  Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

It has hard to believe how little we pay for so much food! The brisket is phenomenal! If your visiting from another state this is a place you need to try!

1  Thank Valerwee
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Jefe Burger is a very good burger and a great deal for $7.50. The Brisket Nachos (1/2 for 5.99 whole $7.99) is a huge pile of chips, brisket, cheese and beans and is delicious. Actually, anything brisket at this small clean restaurant is worth...More

2  Thank Hootyj
Reviewed 26 May 2013

El Patron serves a wide variety of foods , so it is not just Mexican. The food is delicious, the presentation is beautiful, and the atmosphere is family all the way. The prices are so reasonable and when you see how much food you get...More

1  Thank ewilliams966
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3851
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-526-0987
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Description
Home of the Famous Brisket Nachos!!! Mashed Potato Monday Meals (Chicken Fried Steak, Pot Roast, Meatloaf, etc.) Traditional Home-Made Mexican Plates (Enchiladas, Tacos & Burritos with Chicken, Beef or Brisket) International Thursdays (Cajun Gumbo, Green Chile Lasagna, Stir Fry, etc.)

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