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El Jefe

1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617
+1 760-322-1900
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“taco” (18 reviews)
“nachos” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the El Saguaro Hotel, El Jefe has a great Happy Hour, especially on Taco Tuesdays (tacos on special from 6:00pm; drink specials from 4:00pm). I had a margarita (excellent and hand made -no margarita mix!) and my husband had a craft IPA (on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 388pamw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all about the tequila and TACOS! You have to try the tacos. Inside the Saquqro hotel, which is cool in itself

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelbrad_200066
Reviewed October 5, 2018

They are not perfect, they have some customer service issues but when address, they are made correct. The food, which is what the Bonvivantgourmets focus on, is outstanding. We are so glad we didn't get up and leave!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BonVivantGourmets
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We went to this place to try the Tipsy Cactus drink and it definitely was the the star of the show. The chip and salsa was good. Ok place to get a drink if you are in this part of town

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bluecheeseolives
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Atmosphere was so cool here and the wait staff were great as well. Had the fish tacos and queso fundido and a spicy grapefruit margarita (soooo goood). Located in the Saguaro which is super cool we walked around and checked out the pool as well,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Well, we have to say that this is THE place to go for tacos in Palm Springs! If there is a better place, we have yet to find it (and we’ve tried!!). The tequila menu is impressive with top shelf options to choose from. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank boardmedic
Reviewed May 25, 2018

The fish Tacos are delicious , the appetizers were yummy. Especially memorable where the Shishito Peppers and the Cucumber Salad. This place looks like it rocks as the evening goes on so if you want to dine i would say get there on the early-ish...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank andzocchi
Reviewed May 12, 2018

This place has my favorite cocktail of the trip. The jalapeño celery margarita! Yum.... and the guacamole was amazing too. Super friendly staff, too.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank travelers1008
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Try the avocado toast, it was fantastic as well as the bloody marys. Everything from room service to drinks by the pool was great

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank bgregson75
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I’m not into frequenting bars in hotels but this one is definitely worth the trip! The service was fantastic, but the real draw to this place were the super tasty fish tacos and guacamole! The guacamole has just the right kick to it and so...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Michael A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-1900
El Jefe is a desert cantina with a full menu, a hundred tequila labels, and a killer happy hour. Open every day for lunch, dinner, and drinks. Fresh fruit margaritas, poolside breakfast, weekend brunch, daily happy hour from 3pm-6pm, all day Monday happy hour, Taco Tuesday & Thursday, and the best nachos--we've got all the sustenance you need at The Saguaro Palm Springs.
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