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El Jefe Taqueria - Salem

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We're an eclectic tequila bar serving simple, fresh tacos. Walk into our beautifully restored building and enjoy a unique dining experience with an open kitchen and friendly bar service. Our well-stocked bar boasts 85 tequilas available in short or long pours.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

I've been here several times since they opened and after trying their ensalada with carnitas I was hooked and would go just to get that salad. Today my daughter and I went for lunch and found out they had rolled out a new menu. My...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank epb33
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, we are happy to hear you loved our service and patio! However, disappointed our food missed the mark for you. We do hope you will come back to keep exploring our new menu and we are confident you will find your new favorite dish....More

Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Great outdoor area so when arriving we asked to sit outside. Apparently the person seating us wasn’t too happy as we literally sat right outside the door at the first table she could plunk down the menus on. There were plenty of tables on the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank DebS1353
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

Hi Deb, thank you so much for coming to see us and letting us know how much you enjoyed the bbq tacos and other items. However, we apologize for your lack in service. Our guests deserve the best when they dine with us. We have...More

Reviewed May 5, 2019

The margarita was extremely weak, like someone forgot to add any alcohol. I had a breakfast dish with chorizo but it had almost none in it. The service was barely average. They do have an nice outdoor area but unfortunately I guess you have to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Hello friend, thanks for coming by this weekend. We apologize your service was slower than usual and that your breakfast dish didn't blow you away. However, we do want to share our margarita mix, and our purées are made with all natural ingredients. This is...More

Reviewed May 2, 2019

Great in/outdoor area and fresh and inexpensive food. Taco tuesday buy two tacos get one free! New restaurant opened in March/april 2019.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rob M
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere absolutely beautiful. Very good service. Average food. The drinks were 4 ounces and $8-10 each! That is ridiculous. I can go to El rodeo and get a jumbo margarita for nine dollars and this tiny little thing was down in four sips.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LibraryGirlVA
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Hey there, thanks for giving us a try. It's nice to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere so much and had great service. However, we are sorry you were unimpressed with our drinks. We hear your feedback. Hope to see you in again to keep exploring...More

Reviewed April 5, 2019

I took my parents here and we loved it. This place is owned by the same people that run Tucos downtown. Honestly, this place is better then Tucos. They offer more, the crowd is better, the scenery is better, and it's all around delicious! We...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Brett-Chelsie
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

We are so grateful you took the time to write this review. Making customers happy is our favorite thing besides making delicious food. 😉 We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Our 14 yr old insisted we eat here after sampling other locations owned by this restaurant group. We were not disappointed. The food and atmosphere were both great and the service was perfect. We were particularly pleased to see that the ENTIRE property was non-smoking,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hey there, thanks for bringing in your crew and spending some time with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and our atmosphere. Can't wait to have you back during warm weather so you can try our patio.

Reviewed March 6, 2019

Nothing great at all. Service was fine. Price is high for what you get. Nothing to brag about. Much better places to eat in Salem for the money.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ted L
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hey Ted, we are bummed you weren't very impressed with your visit. Thanks for giving us a try, if you're sticking to a budget maybe you would be interested to know about Taco Tuesdays when you buy two tacos, get one free taco from 11am-10pm....More

Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

I'm always looking for places like this: cute unique, on the smaller side. And the atmosphere is certainly all of that. And the service is good. But I have to say for the money the value isn't there. The menu is short and on the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Hello, thanks for giving us a try and letting us know you liked your meal. However, we are disappointed to hear you weren't fully impressed with your visit. Hopefully, you will consider giving us another try. For future reference, we do have approximately 350 free...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019

The server never told us her name. I know good help is hard to find. Limited menu for sure. I had to ask for napkins. They apparently do not give until you get your food even if you've ordered guac, etc.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria - Salem, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, friend! We are always listening so we can continue to improve. Hope to have you again.

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