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 !!
Jan 19, 2023
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.
Dec 6, 2022
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.
Aug 10, 2022
This was my first visit & it was amazing!!! I highly recommend the chorri-pollo. Can't wait for my next visit.
Jul 29, 2022
Phenomenal staff, clean atmosphere, great music, and even better food. We came for our tenth anniversary on a whim (on a small trip, we aren't from NC) and it absolutely did not disappoint. We got the fresh homemade guacamole which is $10 thinking it was a bit pricey but what you get is a very large amount of excellent guacamole. The food came out fast and exceeded our expectations. The waitress was wonderful. Great experience, definitely recommend.
Fort Polk LA
Jul 20, 2022
I judge Mexican restaurants by their pork dishes. And the enchiladas are the best I've had, in Durham.
Russ D (Rusty)
Jul 17, 2022
I got a couple enchiladas with beans and rice for lunch. They give you a basket of chips and salsa too, which were very good, so I left quite full.
Appreciate that they have vegetarian options. Most of the taquerias and pupusarias around here do not.
Overall better than a lot of Mexican restaurants in the triangle.
Jul 14, 2022
Food was good. Service was fast. We had a party of 8 and they require a 20% mandatory gratuity for party's of six or more.
Which is fine because some
diners do not tip.
I still give the restaurant a thumbs up because service was good and fast ant the food was made to order and very good.
Jun 21, 2022
Mexican owned restaurant that has a beautiful vibe. Went there for dinner and I was seated promptly. Service was excellent.
Had a spicy jalapeño margarita and shrimp chimichangas. The margarita was amazing. The chimichanga was perfectly spiced and was delicious.
Jun 18, 2022
So I'm having to go back and adjust my orginal rating from a 5 to a 4. Food is still very good but compared to similar restaurants near by their prices are much higher across the board! Service was excellent onelce again. Their "specials" are a joke IMO. Asked what the specials were today(Tuesday) was told 3 birria tacos for 13.50 and a large margarita type drink for 13.50.
Jun 14, 2022
So I'm having to go back and adjust my orginal rating from a 5 to a 3. Food is still very good but compared to similar restaurants near by their prices are much higher across the board! Service was excellent onelce again. Their "specials" are a joke IMO. Asked what the specials were today(Tuesday) was told 3 birria tacos for 13.50 and a large margarita type drink for 13.50.