Local Experiences

El Patron Mexican Grill

5/31/2018 | Chris Dearman

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With outstanding Mexican cuisine and a fun atmosphere that’s perfect for a family night out or a romantic dinner for two, the El Patron Mexican Grill in Vancleave is just the place for you.

Owners Omar and Jaklyn Robles, who celebrated the restaurant’s third anniversary this past April, offers a place to escape and relax while enjoying expertly prepared dishes using only the finest ingredients. 

"When you’re here, you’re family, Jaklyn said of the way they run their business. "We treat everyone that comes here with good service and respect, just like they’re family.”

You will want to start with an appetizer or two, with delicious soups, salads, nachos, and other traditional fare to choose from. The Cheese Dip is especially popular, as well as their unique Crawfish Dip. For an added treat, be sure to order the Tableside Guacamole where they bring out all the fresh ingredients and prepare it right at your table. 

From there, you can choose from a huge variety of steak, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian dishes found on both the lunch and dinner menus. The grilled or fried Cheesy Chicken covered with their Cheese Dip is a popular item, as is the grilled chicken Pollo Loco, which is served on a bed of grilled onions and topped with pineapple and cheese. 

On my visit I went with the Hawaiian Fajitas, which is a delightful dish of grilled chicken, pineapple, bacon, and ham, sautéed together and topped with American and Cheddar cheese, and served with sour cream, guacamole, rice, beans, and pico de gallo. Pairing it with an exquisite frozen Pina Colada that’s served in a cored-out pineapple, it made for the perfect meal that won’t soon be forgotten.  

El Patron is open Monday through Saturday from 11am until 9pm, with 2-for-1 margaritas from 3-6pm. Sundays they are open from 11am to 3pm, and if you bring in your church bulletin, you will receive 10% off your bill. There is a lunch menu available from 11am until 3pm every day, and 99 cent tacos on Tuesdays. Be sure to keep El Patron’s party room in mind for your next special occasion.

El Patron Mexican Grill 
7350 Highway 57, Ste C
Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 334-5588
Chris Dearman