Come for our food,
stay for our drinks!
Derelict for nearly three years, the three-story, 8,000-square-foot historic train station at 3204 Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside has come chugging back to life in yet another incarnation.
Former owner, Jose Hernandez, gutted, remodeled and transformed the downtrodden 1904 depot into a restaurant called El Patron, a stunning homage to his native Mexico.
El Patron opened in November 2016. The metamorphosis was time-consuming and costly. Every inch, from the clay roof tiles and rustic chandeliers to the pine wheel sconces, granite bar counters and wooden tiled floors, were imported from Tonala, Jalisco, near Guadalajara.
A new ownership came to the restaurant as of February 1, 2018. Ignacio and his wife Xiomara are the new proud owners of El Patron. They first fell in love with the restaurant when a friend invited them to dinner there. Sometime later they found out the restaurant was for sell and they didn't hesitate twice to purchase it. Ignacio and Xiomara have been in the food business with over 15 years experienced and owning other restaurants in the Inland Empire. "El Patron is something we fell in love and want to keep the atmosphere, food and well served bar with some minor improvements"
Hours and Reservations
Tuesday - Thursday 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday 11 AM - 10 PM
Saturday Noon - 10 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM (Brunch 10 AM - 2 PM)
Monday - Closed