About El Patron

NOW, The Legacy Continues; 

El Patrón Crafted Taco’s and Drinks, inspired by its family roots of authentic Mexican Tacquero’s rooted in Mexico City, Mexico, crafting Mexican traditional street food from scratch since its first Taco Stand in 1970, with now over seven locations across Mexico City owned and operated by its family members, lead by the family Patriarch Jose Louis Garcia Gonzalez.

El Patrón aspires to maintain this spirit and tradition committed to top notch food, service, and the coldest drinks in downtown Palm Springs.

El Patrón; "The Boss of Fresh" is family owned; focused on sharing it’s love of the Mexican Taco Culture, paying homage to the street food of northern Mexico, a boutique Baja inspired eatery with its own Chicano hipster flare. Committed to serving the freshest natural local ingredients and produce, wild caught seafood and non-GMO meats.

El Patrón prepares all foods fresh daily with authentic Mexican spices and flavor, including our own homemade tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa’s, cold crafted drinks and cocktails.

Founder, Mario J. Gonzales, has always had great respect and passion for culinary arts, true foodies. He and his son, Alex R. Gonzales, with very little more than a dream, some great people and a lot of hard work, secured its first location, an iconic corner in downtown palm springs and officially opened its doors on May 22, 2019.

GHA Companies and its new GHA Hospitality Group, continues its culture and reputation of quality service, and quality product that it has been known for, for the past 35 years. “It’s all about the people, the process, and the product” …. Contributing its success to “the team approach” …

El Patrón welcomes you to come eat with us and experience a better way to dine in a cool place, with a great vibe and great tunes, on the coolest patio in town…

The El Patron Family


El Patrón  is a boutique Baja inspired eatery committed to serving the freshest natural, local produce, wild caught seafood and all natural hormone-free meats. 

El Patrón prepares all foods FRESH daily with authentic Mexican spices and flavor, including our homemade tortilla chips, salsa, cold crafted drinks and cocktails. 

One thing you’ll notice right away is our “Actitud Familiar” or Family Attitude. 

We’re not related as in blood family, but we respect, appreciate and adore our fellow “Patron” workers.

Our priority really is to create an atmosphere that our customers will crave. We want to exude the positive vibes you deserve and give you a reason to return.

So if you find yourself unsatisfied with any part of your experience, we hope you will let us know. We are all human, but we also want to make things right.

That’s how we earned our 5 Star Rating on Yelp and we want to maintain that reputation.

We hope you’ll come again and bring someone that has never been to El Patron. 

We will continue to work hard to be YOUR Boss Of Fresh.

Come eat with us and experience a better way to dine.