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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“taco” (17 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
Mexican, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up early for lunch on a Tuesday and nobody was there. We ordered a variety of dishes and shared. Everything tasted great. I would go back for dinner and drinks if I wasn't with kids as it feels more like a bar than...More

Thank MenloMom2011
Reviewed October 16, 2017

El Jefe is conveniently located in the Saguaro hotel, which made it an easy dinner destination for us, prior to heading downtown for a night out. Great atmosphere with friendly staff, and excellent food on the menu at a very reasonable cost. Make sure to...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Came by for a nightcap (margaritas and guacamole) and truly enjoyed it! The atmosphere is relaxed, the service was quite friendly and prompt. He provided suggestions for cocktails and even replaced our guacamole when it came with cheese on top (can't have dairy). The El...More

Thank Brenna a
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Came for lunch and had the 2nd best fish taco's we've ever had! Seriously so good! So were the short rib nachos! Service was perfect too! Came again in the evening and was a little less impressed. The taco's were very thick, so ended up...More

Thank eveie_b
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Great service and tasty food at El Hefe! The bartender made great drinks, and was very helpful and pleasant. The tacos were delicious, and the salsa was amazing! Super tasty, and worth the trip alone to this restaurant!

Thank pmurphy72
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Overall, we liked the food at El Jefe - although the nopales tacos should have been better. We were disappointed with the service though - the server, although very nice, was a little clueless. When we asked for napkins, he brought us one single napkin...More

Thank Emily_Qatar
Reviewed July 5, 2017

The Duck fondue and Short rib tacos, need I say more. Happy Hour, Taco Tuesday, this is not your usual taco Tuesday. All of this and more at The Saguaro Hotel. Love love love. Featured in many magazines.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We were staying at the Saguaro so this was a super convenient fun spot. The happy hour specials were great- we had drinks, nachos, guacamole, and dessert. Everything was really good and the prices were great for a hotel restaurant.

Thank JetsettinDaisy
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I love the tacos at El Jefe and their margaritas are to die for! My favorite taco is the mushroom and cactus followed by the chicken tinga taco. The simple margarita is great by itself or you can order a watermelon flavored one. Love the...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Happy hour starts at 3:00...... 6:00 to 9:00 taco Tuesday has wonderful tacos and cheap drinks!!! Tacos 5 different to choose from, all delicious, would go every week if we were here all winter!

Thank Coreen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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