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  • 5/5 Elizabeth O. 3 years ago on Google
    I ordered Chicken Mole. It was delicious. I was extremely satisfied. The place was nice and clean. The staff was very friendly.
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  • 5/5 Aurora C. 2 years ago on Google
    I was a regular until I was medically benched last August '21. Before City Council meetings, I would have lunch and order raspberry tea and a#4 on the menu. Then, I remember, asking my son to take me there on an off Tuesday. He ordered the Siete Mares Soup and more! If you have a hungry person on your hand, bring them here, fill them up with delicious food, and wobbly out the door after you pay your bill!! Feb. '22 Guess where I'm going when I'm free and healed?? Lol lol
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  • 5/5 JJ Jim J. 2 years ago on Google
    Picked it from Google's 10 best Mexican restaurants downtown. They had what a friend & i wanted, AND WE'LL GO THERE AGAIN!! It's been an hour since, and i'm still stuffed!! About a year later, closed by county health dept! Seems to be permanently closed. Just discovered EL PATRON, in the refurbished 1904 train station, at 3204 Mission Inn Ave, across from Spaghetti Factory.
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  • 4/5 John R. 5 years ago on Google
    First time here. Service was fast, waitress was friendly and very efficient. Food was great....and the guacamole was awesome. Will be back here again. And if you love nopalitos, you will find them on the menu here.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Bee 2 years ago on Google
    I absolutely LOVE this place!!! I've been coming here for over 10 years and this is still my go to restaurant when I'm craving Mexican food or just a great meal. The staff really makes you feel at home and the food is delicious! You can order food to go for pick up and it's hot and ready very quickly. It's also a great place to go with family or to go have a beer and watch a game. Try the enchiladas! We can't wait to come back after the renovations!
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  • 5/5 cecilia j. 2 years ago on Google
    We visited on July 1st 2021 during City of Riverside Art Walk event. The place is clean and appears to be renovated (since my last visit) 2019 We received excellent service and the best chili relleno plate we had in a very long time! My Michalada was the best I've ever had!🍺 I highly recommend this restaurant!!!
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  • 5/5 Arlyn B. 3 years ago on Google
    The food was great, the "margarita" made with wine was delightful and refreshing. Server, I didn't catch your name, but thank you so much for making our weekend that much better. You seriously saved it all. I'll come back to riverside just for this little mom and pop place. Recommend

  • 1/5 D M. 2 years ago on Google
    This was the absolute worst food I have ever had. I ordered the molcajete. The meat was lukewarm (at best) and there was absolutely no flavor. The nopales were so overcooked they were mushy. The "sauce" was super oily with absolutely no flavor and a bitter/pungent aftertaste as well. I let the waitress know it had no flavor and was cold. She took it back and they probably microwaved it as the steak became rubbery. Also the picture shows it comes with shrimp but DOES NOT. After that our waitress became passive aggressive and condescending. We left our food and did not eat it. I have never not taking leftovers home but this wasn't worth eating. IT WAS TERRIBLE AND INEDIBLE. The best part of the meal was the Diet Coke and chips

  • 5/5 Julie S. 2 years ago on Google
    Love this place. Great food. Good service. Clean. Can't say enough good things. Please go here & enjoy!

  • 1/5 A C. 2 years ago on Google
    the micheladas were not good they tasted really watery. The food was not very good as well not much flavor if I'm being honest. I dont recomend this place if your looking for authentic Mexican food

  • 5/5 David C. 4 years ago on Google
    This quaint little place has been serving awesome Mexican food in downtown Riverside for many years but it's too easy to walk by and miss out on great taste, great service, great portions, at reasonable prices. Their lunch service is especially convenient. I had the Al Pastor Tortas this time.

  • 5/5 Tinkertoyplay 5 years ago on Google
    I came in here Friday night after work. Instead of the usual Mexican fare, I had the seafood platter. It was very good, there was fresh fried fish, scallops, and jumbo shrimp. Fries as well. There was also chips and salsa to munch on while waiting for your food to come. As for seafood I look forward to try their other menu selections.

  • 4/5 James M. 6 years ago on Google
    Pretty good restaurant that offers the usual slate if Mexican food options plus seafood. Pretty good micheladas too! The Chile rellenos were solid!

  • 4/5 Kaylah Of G. 2 years ago on Google
    I love this place. I've spent lots of self dates here. It's not my favorite Mexican food. But great ambiance. Sadly with all the recent gentrification the vibe has kinda shifted though. It's starting to feel like any generic Mexican joint. Food remained the same.

  • 5/5 Chrissy F. 2 years ago on Google
    Food was excellent! So tasty. Best mexican food I've had in a long time Service was good and very friendly.

  • 4/5 Dr. D. 2 years ago on Google
    Nothing fancy about this restaurant but the food is Very Good. This is authentic Mexican food. They don't have a full bar but they do serve beer and wine. The staff is down to earth, friendly and efficient. This is a mom and pop restaurant with the kids running the show and that's a good thing. Prices are very reasonable!

  • 5/5 Natalie 4 years ago on Google
    Their specials are really good. Cheap beer, potatoe tacos on Friday night are a meal of their own and got to listen to some local music.

  • 5/5 GoldenRooster 6 years ago on Google
    A very typical Mexican restaurant with big portions and great service.


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Amenities


  • Payments
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Comfort food
    • ✓️ Small plates
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dessert
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✗ Delivery
    • ✓️ Outdoor seating

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