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El Patron

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$$ - $$$
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2010 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2493
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Brighton, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although this COULD be a good little restaurant... sadly it isn't IMHO. We had to wait for service because the staff were engrossed in conversation with each other and couldn't take the time to take our beverage order. We felt like we were inconveniencing them by being there. Food was mediocre, and certainly not worth the price charged. We needed... More 

Thank 450suey
Howell, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Something for the whole family, even if it's chips and salsa! Good service, short to no wait times, like the outdoor seating option during fair weather.

Thank Cortney D
Hartland, Mi
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pretty good Mexican food. Some of the dishes are prepared perfectly and are delicious, but others are just "Meh" The service is very good, the decor is nice and the prices are fair.

Thank Are2
Brighton, Michigan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had friends who said they liked this restaurant and another couple that said they ate here and did not like it so we thought we would give it a shot and see since we are locals. When we first arrived it was pretty empty then more people started arriving since it was around dinner time. We were sat promptly... More 

Thank Christina B
Waterford, Michigan
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet place. Food was good. Staff was quiet but had to wait for food and we were only 1s inside. Therefore the 4

Thank drtydva
Manton, Michigan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

On a Friday evening in December, myself and two friends found this restaurant appealing from the street and decided to try it. Upon entering, we were greeted by a lobby full of snapshots of previous guests and an attractive decor. We were seated right away, turn warm chips and salsa were delivered to the table. The salsa was a bit... More 

Thank Jeannie C
Haslett, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The service is very good. The food is ok. The food needs to be a little more spices for my taste .............

Thank Steve B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We love this place for a good sit down meal with our kids. Great prices and quick service. The food is average.

Thank RnMomma74
Level Contributor
41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

El Patron has been opened in Howell, on Grand River for several years. TBH, my favorite kind of Mexican food is the kind I make at home, so we didn't bother to try it before now. My husband and I joined our friends and their children here on a week night. The restaurant was mostly empty, we were seated and... More 

Thank Danielle S
Howell, Michigan
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a recent Saturday night. It was my first time. We arrived shortly after 6 pm and were greeted and seated promptly. Chips and salsa were brought right over and the drink order taken. Our food came out very quickly. We ordered tacos, fajitas and an all beef platter. The food was good. The waitress was efficient... More 

Thank Jirasela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2493
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Howell
  • Phone Number: 517-552-7448
GREATEST MEXICAN RESTURANT in the Howell, MI AREA. My wife go there 3 or 4 times a month. Best Burrito's in town and the best Taco Fajita's Salad anywhere. 32oz Mug of Bud-Lite for $5.00.

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