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El Patron

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Spanish
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sopapillas” (33 reviews)
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Patron is a terrific place for New Mexican as well as Mexican food (yes there's a difference). Their portions are always very generous, and the service is outstanding.

Thank Bado2018
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I always order to go because of my disability, now they tell me to get chips I have to go in because the "owner" wants me to buy a 2.75 drink??? I hate it when companies discriminate, the food was only so so and even...More

1  Thank KeyWestOZtravels
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I had the fish special with the serrano cream sauce- delicious! Mom had the lamb tacos- a yummy light meal. The Chile relleno was delicious. They make a good skinny margarita. Happy hour in the bar is a bit noisy but fun. We moved to...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The portions were large and everything was hot, but I found the food lacking in taste. Being from the mid-west I expected more, but it was nothing better than what we have in town. I had the fajitas and my wife had seafood enchiladas.

1  Thank CBR0107
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The waiting room was filled, as there was a large party waiting to be seated. I guess that they had been waiting a long time, because there were some complaints made to the woman at the desk. Anyway, the restaurant was very busy. Our server...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

While there is nothing really bad about the food here, there are a lot better places in town. I admit that I much prefer New Mexican style food than Mexican style food, so maybe my review is a bit jaded. This place is very popular...More

2  Thank StuartK4850
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The server I had and the manager were both exceptionally kind - they went beyond customer service to really having a twinkle in their eye and a care to what they did as well as a kind of sense of ease. It was almost like...More

Thank ErinJE
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Cute interior, live musicians, seated quickly. Great wait staff! We got our orders quickly. The food was fresh, authentic New Mexican food. New Mexican food is Not Mexican food. Everything is different, from the chips & salsa to beans & rice to enchiladas & tacos....More

Thank DisneyFan30
Reviewed 12 February 2018

El Patron has a local reputation as one of the best Mexican food in Albuquerque and I think it is deserved. It is slightly more toward the Mexican style than the New Mexican style of food, but there is plenty for anyone who likes New...More

1  Thank Jimmy L
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived on a Monday evening for $2 draught beer and dinner. At the recommendation of the server I tried the lamb tacos and my wife tried the green chile chicken fettucine. Her dish was far too spicy and looked too creamy. My lamb taco's...More

2  Thank Philip B
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Response from Oldfoxbob | Reviewed this property |
I did not know that they moved from the address I had. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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