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El Patron Mexican Grill

2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
+1 334-749-2199
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

First of all our service was excellent from the beginning. The food was quite nice without any boring chain characteristics and the atmosphere was simple and functional.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a wonderful dinner for not much money. Our server, Daniel, took excellent care of us the whole time we were there. We travel through Opelika frequently and this will become a regular stop for us.

Thank James R W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife & I haven't eaten here in over a year. Unfortunately, like many popular eateries, they seem to find a way to lower the bar. Our food took a while to come out because there was a large group ahead of us. The chips...More

Thank RonPerry6344
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good, nothing special. The service lacked a lot to be desired. The best part about it was that we happened to come on Tuesday, which this particular Tuesday they had a special of buy one combo dinner, get one for $3.99,...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We came in for margaritas. We ordered waters, and never received them. We also believe our margaritas were virgin, even though that is not what we asked for. It took a long time to get our check. Would not return.

Thank malloryewright1
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were spending the night at a nearby hotel and my kids picked this restaurant for our dinner. I wasn't really sure what to expect based on some of the reviews I read. But we were very happy with our choice. The menu was very...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We have found a great surprise at El Patron. Fresh and creative Mexican food and excellent service. Our favorite waitress remembers us and our orders. The Pico Guac is fabulous.

Thank KOrsini
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very popular restaurant with its regulars, but it took only one visit for me. While the food was average Mexican fair, the restaurant floor was dirty. When I visited, it wasn't very busy, so I was surprised when I saw staffers walking...More

Thank biged2015
Reviewed 3 April 2017

El Patron has a fitting name, because this Mexican restaurant boasts many choices when it comes to margaritas made with a wide range of tequila brands. The service was efficient and the food was excellent.

Thank BrandiStacey
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We were here for a sporting event at Auburn and we're craving Mexican. This place had the ratings on TA so we decided to give it a shot. Driving up my wife "maybe not" but so glad I insisted. Literally the BEST we've ever had....More

Thank stutide
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801-7218
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Opelika
  • Phone Number: +1 334-749-2199
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