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El Patron Mexican Grill


3438 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 937-9971
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Photo of ari garcia ari garcia
Sep 13, 2023 5

The waitresses were so nice. The food came out fast and they made the experience very easy and enjoyable.

Photo of Tina Ritter Tina Ritter
Aug 2, 2023 5

As usual everything was perfect! My go to restaurant these days! Not sure what I like more, the food or the staff!

Photo of John Whiteker John Whiteker
Aug 1, 2023 5

I mean, I'm from Kansas, but I ordered the Tijuana Burrito and it was one of my top three favorite meals ever! Prices seemed fair and portions were plenty large. We were here for a family members surgery at Duke and this place was a nice little escape for us. I feel like it was authentic Mexican cuisine without having to visit a sketchy neighborhood. I highly recommend it.

Photo of Jesus Ortiz Jesus Ortiz
Jul 31, 2023 5

Coming from Atlanta, GA had an inconvenience with my truck great management and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this place. Very welcoming. Thank y’all ! Muchas gracias Saul !!

Photo of Hunter Peterson Hunter Peterson
Jul 1, 2023 3

Probably won’t be coming here again. The food just wasn’t good 🤷‍♂️ I grew up in Arizona so maybe I have pretty high standards for Mexican food. I’d rather pay a little more for something I enjoy eating

Photo of Debbie Fullbright Debbie Fullbright
Jun 7, 2023 4

Food was really tasty. I had pollo Yucatan. I wanted a frozen margarita but machine was malfunctioning so I had it on rocks. Chips could be better. Service was pretty good, I practiced my Spanish and they were obliging. I'll go back.

Photo of April Fuller April Fuller
May 1, 2023 5

Love this little place tucked away in a corner on Hillsborough road!!! Food great! Drinks are awesome!!! I have never been dissapointed!

Photo of Michele Long Michele Long
Apr 15, 2023 5

I had dinner at Patron last week. I frequently eat out alone and this has become one of my go to spots for a good meal, nice cocktail and great customer service. I had the carnitas with rice and salad, and a mojito. The pork was so tender, seasoned very well. The portion size is great. The mojito was good. I like how they go the extra mile to make the drink fancy with the straw and the fresh fruit 🙂. All the servers were attentive and friendly which I don’t always get when eating out alone. I highly recommend this spot, and I will be back.

Photo of Tina Ritter Tina Ritter
Apr 2, 2023 5

Food was great, service was excellent! Will be returning!

Photo of genessa bingham genessa bingham
Jan 25, 2023 5

Yo , this place is the spot came here after having dr appointments all day at Duke . And this place was right down the road . My god the food was awesome , service excellent, Iris was an awesome kind and prompt server . This place rocks prices are better than most the places in the area too . Loved it and deff gonna be a regular when we have to come to Duke fr . Can’t say enough good about this place !!! Keep rockin it el patron !!

Photo of Kelly Baldwin Kelly Baldwin
Jan 19, 2023 5

Our favorite authentic Mexican restaurant. Family owned and wonderful people. All the other Mexican food in the area are basic repetitive flavors...very bland. El Patron is real flavorful and authentic.

Photo of Melissa Veasey Melissa Veasey
Dec 6, 2022 5

This place is delicious. They offer both salsa and white sauce. I like to order the pork carnitas. While my wife usually has the steak fajita. My son goes for soft tacos with no lettuce. So they are good with picky eaters. If you have a sporting event to watch and want great food and 3 different tvs.