Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "When Casa de mi Padre was first announced as an actual film that funny man Will Ferrell would star in, I almost couldn’t believe it. Sure, Ferrell has done his fair share of comedy, but never a full-blown Spanish language western. And never something this serious. Make no mistake, Casa de mi Padre is a comedy, but it’s also very much a more traditional Spanish western, full of showdowns, horse riding and the occasional cigarette rolling break. Casa de mi Padre shows a little bit more behind the crazy mind of Ferrell, letting us in on his appreciation for the genre. It’s not really a spoof movie; it’s more of a worthy entry in the genre, kind of like Hobo with a Shotgun."