Food Review: El Gran Patron


Christian Lam

Reporter Kylie Kenny dines at El Gran Petron at Lake Anna.

Kylie Kenny, Reporter/Photographer

El Gran Patron, a Mexican restaurant at Pleasants Landing in Bumpass, is now open. I went on Friday with my boyfriend, Christian on their second night of being open. We were expecting a long wait, but instead we were greeted by the staff and immediately seated. We ordered our food and drinks within minutes.

   For our appetizer, we ordered a Chori Dip, which has queso and chorizo in it. The dip was $4.99. We rated it an eight out of ten because it wasn’t super hot in temperature, but was still a good dip. This is our favorite thing to order at Mexican restaurants, so we are very critical of its taste.

   I ordered a super burrito with chicken which is known as a Burrito California at any other Mexican restaurant. All of the super burritos are filled with rice, beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and a choice of meat. They are topped with red sauce and cheese. The burrito was $13.99, and I would give it a six out of ten because it wasn’t as hot as I would’ve liked, and the cheese was shredded cheese rather than liquid queso cheese that the picture showed.

   Christian got a burrito bowl with chicken that comes with black beans, rice, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, and a choice of meat. He gave this a six out of ten, only because he ordered a burrito but instead they gave him a burrito bowl. The burrito bowl was $10.99.

   For dessert we ordered fried ice cream and churros. These were ten out of ten because they were both so good and not too filling, making them the perfect desserts and they both cost around $10.00 each.

  Our total was $63 dollars, but we did order a lot of food for the full experience.

    Overall, we really enjoyed this restaurant from the food to the atmosphere. The menu had lots of options such as different burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, soups and salads. The service was great the whole time. They were super quick and treated their customers well. 

  Its access by water gives this restaurant a unique feature. People can dock their boats at the restaurant and enjoy food and drinks beside the lake. This is such a great factor especially in the summer for all the Lake Anna lovers out there. El Gran Patron is a great new addition to Louisa, and I highly recommend them if you’re in the mood for Mexican food.