OK Patron Fajita Bar

Nov 08

Sorry this has been so long in coming.  I have no excuse other than that life got the best of us and we got busy and ate at Panara A LOT.  Eden was very happy.  In fact, we had to pass Panera to get to the restaurant tonight and she was not amused.  Now, onward!  I have restaurants to review!

OK Patron Fajita Bar  is in a building the used to be a Wendy’s.  I don’t know why, but that made me kind of not want to try it.  But I was craving Mexican food, and didn’t want any of the other places in Perrysburg so we tried it.

Atmosphere/Overall Appearance

From the outside, I think you can tell it used to be a Wendy’s.  But maybe that’s just because I know it used to be a Wendy’s, so take that for what it’s worth.  The inside is surprisingly nice, and well decorated in traditional Mexican restaurant fare.

OK Patron Fajita Bar.... it's not just a clever name.

The Food

Since it was called the OK Patron Fajita Bar, my decision was pretty easy.  I have deep and abiding love of fajitas.  I ordered the steak fajitas.  Josh got the burrito platter.  I think it had a fancier name, but neither of us can remember it.  You have a few options for burritos, and one of them is that you can get either refried beans or whole pinto beans in your burritos.  This is important for later.  Eden got a cheese quesadilla and we ordered it with fries and beans.  We ended up with rice and fries.

The chips and salsa were very yummy (my favorite part of most Mexican meals) but I don’t think they were homemade.

I liked my fajitas, but didn’t think they were anything super special like you might expect from a place that specializes in fajitas.  They were a pretty decent portion though and were still pretty tasty for lunch the next day.

Josh’s burrito was kind of disappointing.  The meat was kind of sweet, which I thought was super weird, but he didn’t mind.  The biggest thing though is that the beans were hard, like they hadn’t been cooked long enough.  I was the one who was all “hey, try the whole beans!” so I got hassled for it the rest of the night.  Such a punk.

Eden’s quesadilla was barely cooked and the cheese wasn’t melted all the way.  She didn’t seem to mind very much, and ate most of it and some of the fries.  I ate her rice.

Nothing says Mexican food like french fries.

Kid Friendliness

Family friendly, easy going place.  No concerns or anything and would be totally okay no matter what time you went.

Wait Staff/Service

Oh man, I don’t like to complain about our service, but here I go.  It was super, super slow.  She brought the wrong stuff with Eden’s meal (we asked for double beans, no rice and got rice and beans) and she wasn’t super friendly.  I would understand more if they were busy, but they weren’t busy at all.  It was kind of a bummer.

Overall Impressions

Hard bean burrito. Bummer.

Poor reviews are no fun to write, but over all this was not a great experience and I don’t think we’ll be back.  If the food was good, but the service was bad or vice versa, I would we’d try it again, but the double whammy of both being kind of crappy and it’s hard to give it a second try.

Have you guys been there and had a better experience?  Should we give it another try?

 

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5 comments

  1. tricia /

    Wow, i can’t believe that you didnt have a good meal there! We bought a groupon a while back and tried it, and liked it a lot. I got their specialty thing of chicken cooked up with cheese and pineapple and served in the pineapple rind, and it was awesome. I remember liking my husband’s burrito too. I did order a weird flavor of margarita that i had never tried b/c it was on special, and i hated it, but got a frozen strawberry one that was awesome. I dont know that its our new favorite mexican – since El Reparo and El Rodeo closed our current favorite is El Nuevo Vallarta, but it definitely will be in the mix of mexican restaurants we like to go to….especially if we happen to be in Perrysburg already (where we are when we decide to have mexican usually decides which one we go to).

  2. tricia /

    Wow, i can’t believe that you didnt have a good meal there! We bought a groupon a while back and tried it, and liked it a lot. I got their specialty thing of chicken cooked up with cheese and pineapple and served in the pineapple rind, and it was awesome. I remember liking my husband’s burrito too. I did order a weird flavor of margarita that i had never tried b/c it was on special, and i hated it, but got a frozen strawberry one that was awesome. I dont know that its our new favorite mexican – since El Reparo and El Rodeo closed our current favorite is El Nuevo Vallarta, but it definitely will be in the mix of mexican restaurants we like to go to….especially if we happen to be in Perrysburg already (where we are when we decide to have mexican usually decides which one we go to).

  3. jose mendez /

    Hi, my name is Jose Mendez, I am the chef in Ok Patron, I have over 18 years in food business and all my experience is here. I like when the people review our place but I really take care when we found reviews like this. I think you be honest in your comments but i disagree when you say our salsa is and chips aren’t homemade, i don’t now how much experience you have in fresh mexican food but fresh onions and specialty fresh CILANTRO means is salsa fresh made daily, about chips, unsalted chips sometimes means fresh made. Second you SUPPOSED our specialty is Fajitas, but the name is 2 different parts, first Ok Patron means OK Boss and second FAJITA BAR is about our Lunch Fajita Buffet and one thing, our fajitas are grease almost free, that means we steam our fajitas on the grill, that’s means, Tender, healthy and we use only high quality ingredients. About the Burrito MeeHas, is one of our most popular dishes and maybe we have a mistake in the preparation, thank you for the comment about rice and beans and I am sorry for the slow service.
    TOLEDO FOOD TOUR, if you want real PROFESSIONALISM in your reviews, you need at least stop 2 or 3 times in the same place, you will be surprise when you confirm or change your concept about some places. This is only one tip in your new hobby or job, so please be more objective in your comments, because your web site name is toledo food tour and our old and former wendy’s is another history. My name is Jose Carlos Mendez and I am Manager and Chef in Ok Patron, I am very sorry for your experience and i hope you change your mind and give us another opportunity in the future, thank you for your time and your comments, are very valuable for us.

  4. jose mendez /

    When you meet a person for first time, you think you can share your good or bad experience with everybody? I don’t think so, you need at least 2 or 3 times to have a real concept about this person. Restaurants is the same, one bad meal don’t means the place is bad, especially when they have a great reviews. Please when you want a share good information about restaurants be careful, people works there and a lot of families depends from them. Thanks. And try our Lunch Fajita Bar Buffet, if you don’t liked, don’t pay. Nice picture in your FACEBOOK, I think your are honest in your comments and I believe we are working honestly and really hard to have one chance in the restaurant business, so I want a second chance, please. Gracias.

  5. Debbie Keller /

    My husband and I eat at either OK Patron, or the other restuarant in Holland, Good Morning Holland, nearly weekly. We discovered them about a year ago,and have never had bad food. If you’re looking for authentic, fresh, homemade Mexican food, you are looking for OK Patron. At OK Patron, the Grilled Pineapple is a must try. Our favorite at GMH is the Azteka Skillet. I will say that sometimes the service is slow, but that’s because they are actually cooking your food, not just serving it from a steam table.