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El Patron

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
+1 505-275-0223
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (34 reviews)
“enchiladas” (27 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank StuartK4850
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were in New Mexico and figured we'd try some Mexican food. Silly us. Never in my life have I had a chicken burrito totally lacking in taste - just dry white chicken (no marinade, no seasoning, no nothing) wrapped in a tortilla. There were...More

1  Thank luvdabch49
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Hungry and new in town, looking for somewhere to eat, and google maps brought us to El Patron...I will now pay attention to google maps since it is obviously google maps not rainbows where the treasure lies. This was a great restaurant, and had it...More

Thank ACSO10
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great brunch menu. Party of 5. We had the pancakes (it’s a generous portion!). The huevos rancheros, Vermont sopapilla, eggs Benedict, and the lamb tacos. The winner was the lamb tacos. But everything was delicious. The interior is also beautiful. All and all, the atmosphere,...More

Thank Dustin S
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Worth going to for the nice southwest atmosphere they have created. Live music and good service made it a pleasant dinner experience even if the food was just OK. They have an extensive menu so everyone should be able to find something.

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 8 December 2017

El Patron is located in the former building of another popular New Mexican restaurant that closed their doors many years ago. The restaurant is perfectly decorated for the food and service, and there is plenty of parking in the area. We dined in a large...More

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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