Welcome Amigos, to a real Mexican restaurant experience that will forever change your expectations.

El Patron is a family owned and operated restaurant featuring authentic Mexican food and recipes of the Ramirez Family.

We are located on Route 10 in the Martin's Shopping Center off of Centralia Road in Chester, VA.

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Our History

It all began in 1991, when a family from the city of Jalisco, México was committed to serving fresh, delicious Mexican food and festive drinks in a relaxing atmosphere.

Our authentic Mexican dishes are made from the freshest local ingredients.

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Our events

Come join us for our events throughout the year.

Margarita Night is every Wednesday.

Sangria Night is every Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo - Spanish for "the fifth of May"

Mexican Independence Day - September 15th

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Our Goal

At El Patron's our goal is for you to become refreshed and escape into a relaxing authentic Mexican meal. You will sit in our custom made booths depicting authentic scenes from Mexican villages and eat fabulous, authentic Mexican food the same food we feed our families.

Our fresh flavors bring new life to your taste buds! From made-fresh-daily soups, tableside guacamole & salsas to our famous steak, chicken & shrimp fajitas served sizzling hot and piled high with the freshest onions and red & green peppers, all sautéed just right.

Favorite Customers

Many of you enjoy dining with us often and take pictures of your party while you are here.

If you would like to be featured in our Gallery, just send us a photo by email and include your name and the names of people in your party and the date you took the photo and we will include them.

We reserve the right to exclude photos that are not suitable for all ages.


Our party room can be reserved for your special event. We can accommodate up to 20 people.

Please call us at least 48-hours
in advance to ensure the room is available.


Directions to El Patron Cantina

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11211 Iron Bridge Road
(next door to Waffle House)
Chester, VA