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El Jefe


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Mexican, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Television
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read rave reviews and since it was near our hotel we were excited to try it. El Jefe was located in the Saguaro Hotel and seemed more like a bar than a restaurant. The prices were higher than other Mexican restaurants in the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. Their tacos (made with corn flour) are as authentic as you can get thia side of the border. And their guacamole and chips are excellent as well. Fairly priced and they have...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Steven F
Reviewed March 10, 2019

This place was our new restaurant to trip for this week. We liked the decor, service was good and the nachos with pollo verde were excellent! What a creative blend of flavors! We each got a speciality drink. They were good, but at $12 each...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MNM1011
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Fun place to gather with friends, good food, nive drinks, and helpful staff. Casual and comfortable atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Michael M
Reviewed February 22, 2019

My wife and I brought our two young girls here. The tacos were delicious, and the margaritas were top quality. I loved the spicy grapefruit margarita. The service was exceptional. Ray Anna is the best server we had for our entire trip. She provided service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on our first night in Palm Springs and it was delicious. It is located in the Saguaro hotel. We started with the garden house salad which was fantastic. Then we had the chicken quesadilla and short rib tacos....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank loganrr5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Lively place within the Saguaro Hotel for Tacos and other Mexican dishes and snacks. Shrimp tacos we’re very good, as were the dates stuffed with cheese. Wash it down with a margarita. Thursday nights offer specials on tacos.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Reviewed February 2, 2019

The Saguaro is such a cool hotel, so naturally, their bar should be too. We stopped in with another couple and between us had a margarita, chardonnay, pinot grigio, and a merlot, along with the queso dip and chips. Drinks were all good and we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BonneyLassBonneyLake
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Had fun here with karaoke crowd, great MC, good tacos and drinks, nice/attentive staff. Would return here for a bite and singing/people watching.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Switters B
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

After poring over reviews and blog posts of food choices in Palm Springs, we found El Jefe to be consistently mentioned from 2015-2018. Not wanting a fancy schmancy dining experience, yet being hungry from not eating all day, we decided it was the best match...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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