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Set to be decorated with Day of the Dead artwork splashed with vibrant colors, this new taqueria in Palm Springs will be a hot spot to grab Baja California style tacos. They'll be made with organic, locally sourced produce with an urban twist.

Choices for the tacos will be carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa and el pastor, all fresh off the rotisserie. If meat isn't what you're looking for, a full vegan menu will be available, as well as gluten free selections.

In addition to tacos, El Patron will have daily specials like chile verde, soups and more.

Not feeling so hungry? Try one of the drinks at the bar. Traditional cocktails will be complemented by freshly crafted margaritas and flights of tequila.

This dog-friendly restaurant opens at the end of April.

Leah Woodfield, Desert Sun
Published Mar 26, 2019

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NBC Palm Springs

Cold margaritas are served up on the regular at the new El Patron in Downtown Palm Springs, but Gerard Noonan managing partner of this taco and tequila bar says everyone's still buzzing from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' announcement of a state of the art sports and entertainment arena that will be built just blocks from here.

"Fabulous, it's brilliant, it's actually exactly what we needed I was born and raised here three generations," says Noonan.

He says this will make year round business in a seasonal place a reality, "Everyone's been saying well we're a little bit more year round … I think every business in this area is going to be thankful for this."

Kitty Alvarado, NBC News
June 27, 2019