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Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant - CLOSED

401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5431
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed December 12, 2018

The food was terrible. The place is dirty. When I tried to point out the problems with my food, the waitress just kept walking away. I thought they'd want to know.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank nomadinthewest
Reviewed December 10, 2018

What on earth is going on here?! New owners haven't a clue how to run a bar or restaurant. Cold? Want the heat turned up? Wait staff will totally ignore you. Liquor is gone now so it's basically an expensive beer/wine joint. Beer selection not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Wayne S
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This use to be a good place to eat and drink with family and friends but not anymore folks. The service is horrible and the servers attitudes are just as bad. Disgusting ! This is no longer a friendly environment. I wouldn't suggest it to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Max D
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

New ownership is clueless and classless. Not a single familiar face remains, and say goodbye to liquor, too. RIP Ivory Tusk, we hardly knew ye.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Shirley_Nott
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Ivory Tusk was always one of my go to places in Sierra County, but isn't as good under new management. I hope this will change! Food and service both appear to have suffered. Please bring back whatever is missing, or your customers won't be back...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank northsouthq
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This restaurant used to have great service and great food, best in Sierra County in my opinion. Unfortunately, that has changed drastically. Although our server was delightful the kitchen couldn't keep up. My medium rare steak was cooked well done. When sent back to re-do...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Audrey B
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Decided to try the special which included fried clams. When I received my plate there were a few pieces of batter that I am guessing were Clam pieces? I asked the waiter who agreed that he thought something was missing. He returned the plate to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank MateoLasCruces_NM
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I come to Elephant Butte every year to visit family and the Tusk has always been a great place to grab a meal and a beer after a day in the sun. I had heard they changed owners, and was afraid that meant a change...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chinders2000
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Waitress was overwhelmed and said the place was under new management and she was the only one on shift. Then we saw a man who appeared to be the manager but was not helpful to her at all. We had a considerable wait and she...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank biancas61886
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We visited for lunch on a Saturday while passing through town on a road trip. This restaurant is not by the freeway, but we sought it out because an online menu showed vegetarian choices. It was not exactly what I was expecting when we arrived;...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank CrankingChick
Ivory Tusk R, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Hi CrankingChick, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of our Tavern/Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and visit with us. There is a restaurant onsite but the menu is the same for the Tavern and...More

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Restaurant Details

American, Bar, Grill
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Elephant Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 575-744-5431
  • E-mail
This is the restaurant attached to the Elephant Butte Inn. I wanted to review it separate from the hotel, which has quite a few reviews on tripadvisor.
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