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El Jefe

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) #5 of 58 Restaurants in Pahrump $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
921 S Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048-4698
+1 775-751-6222
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“beef tongue” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
921 S Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048-4698
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick bite in Parumph. The food was good and cheap but the service was super slow. It took 45 minutes to get out food which was a very simple order. The place wasn't that crowded and the servers were not very...More

Thank EnglishTeach30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not like the service at this place the waitresses and waiters were so busy flirting with each other they forgot they had customers.Will never ever go back.Dirty Dirty

Thank cindy w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner. The chips and salsa were great. I had the shrimp enchiladas which had a lot of shrimp and we're pretty good. Margarita on the other and tasted like it just came from the premix bottle maybe I'm a little spoiled...More

Thank firebj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a dozen times. Food is consistently good. Service is usually good also. The homemade warm chips and great tasting salsa alone are worth the visit.

Thank Loren F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to enjoy with friends. Reasonably priced. Portions are plentiful and great selections. Only wish they had drinks specials as cut rates for beers etc!

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got takeout at our nearby hotel. Enchiladas were I'm, but a little too much red sauce for our tastes. Covered the taste of the ingredients. My crispy shredded beef taco was tasty, however, with fresh ingredients not wilted by the meat.

Thank Phyllisblower
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We are staying in Pahrump for the month of May. Decided to try El Jefe Mexican restaurant after reading good reviews. The restaurant is large and has attractive decor. The food is reasonably priced. The food has a flavor that we had not experienced before....More

Thank MORGAN R
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

We made a mistake and went to eat here on May 5th. The wait to be seated was crazy long. I'm not not sure if any of the employees even cared in what order patrons were sat at their tables. Very hectic. Food was pretty...More

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed May 3, 2017

El Jefe is pretty much standard Mexican fare. It's inexpensive and the staff is friendly, and drinks are cheap. I tried to beef tongue on a dare by my tablemates and actually was quite surprised at how good it was. If you're in Pahrump and...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed May 3, 2017

This is "Sonoran Desert" Mexican food, not New Mexico-style mexican food, and there is a big difference. Having grown up in ABQ and then living in So Cal, I'm familiar with both types. Here, you will NOT get sopapillas and honey and you will not...More

Thank SimonSaysPlay
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noturns2
is this a good place for dinner? Or more of a lunch spot?
June 3, 2017|
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Response from heidiwalker710 | Reviewed this property |
We have only been there for dinner and it was great! Most Mexican dishes can go either way, but these are big unless you take something without all the extras like rice & beans.
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ffpierce
Do you have gluten free options?
January 10, 2017|
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Response from Diane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have gluten free options because our friend goes and she is gluten tolerance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 S Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048-4698
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Pahrump
  • Phone Number: +1 775-751-6222
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