This is an excellent option for those of you who like Mexican food.
I live almost next door to this restaurant and that really suits me. I purchased my apartment more than twenty years ago and back then there were very few restaurants in the immediate area and it was impossible to find anywhere open for lunch at the weekends. Today things are totally different.
Up until September Bodkins hosted an excellent restaurant known as the Hungry Mexican which may well have been the best Mexican restaurant in Dublin [I visited at least twice a week ] but the chef decided to move on and establish a new restaurant which hopefully will open on Capel street within the next few months. Once I recovered from my disappointment I discovered that El Patron proved to be an acceptable alternative for me and I visit on a regular basis.
Next Monday [5-12-2016] Bodkins will launch an exciting new restaurant under the name BoCo and they will specialise in serving high quality pizza.
Not far away is the Hanoi Hanoi Vietnamese restaurant which happens to be my favourite restaurant in the area but recently there has been a change in management and as a result major changes are on the way. The core Vietnamese restaurant will continue as it was but there will be a Sushi section plus a B-B-Q section. A name change is also on the way.
Despite the increasing options available to me I will continue to visit the El Patron Mexican restaurant for casual dining and I would advise you to give it a try.