I was in the Spire Midtown residence building and had Mexican on the brain. Fortunately I didn't have to go far, for Senor Patron is located at the base of the building. Located close to Ecco with paid (no valet) deck parking you will find this fun Mexican joint. Outdoor seating that is on the street but it's one way so it limits the noise. Tonight the inside was no quieter because it's got a bit of a sportsbar feel with all the screens loudly on some games . All sports looks and sounds the same to me so I couldn't tell you if it was multiple game or just one with some sort of significance.
There are plenty of cocktails to choose from but I am a traditional margarita on the rocks drinker. I got a house margarita (and two more) and much to my delight it didn't have a sickening unfresh margartia mix taste. I have no doubt it's a mix but it is a better quality mix than an El Toro type joint. Hence the extra two.
I got a small size of beef queso, my standard desire when a margarita is in hand but I went one further and got a taco salad. I was expecting the traditional crispy round bowl shell but what came out was a fabulously whimsical and delicious giant taco shaped shell! I had to take and impromptu phone photo (I apologize for that) but had to show you all !
The ingredients inside the shell are generically delicious. It tastes like any other Mexican joint taco salad with shredded chicken and somehow ground beef also ended up in mine as well as the tablemates beef taco salad had some shredded chicken. Hey the more meat the merrier!
If you like super thin fresh crispy chips Senor Patron is your spot. My usual Mexican joint has thicker chips that don't taste impressive. This is a welcome change.
The inside is pretty loud with the high ceilings but it's more stylish than other run of the mill Mexican spots. There is an upstairs that looks even more stylish and has a bit less noise factor. No one stays in these places long so you can dine and dash. Service is fast and adequate. I slipped into the ladies room and I suppose the Spire is reflected there. They are the most beautiful bathrooms you will ever find in a low price Mexican joint.
I will head back to Senor Patron next time I am in the Spire.