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El Jefe, Palm Springs, CA

El Jefe

4.3
4.3
18 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Fine Mexican food from Chef Ana Sabatino make your taco dreams come true. Featuring a vast selection of Tequila and Mezcal, El Jefe has the most refreshing fresh fruit margaritas in Palm Springs.

Our menu goes beyond the typical Mexican restaurant fare by offering an enticing assortment of tacos, tortas and street-style food. Each dish is crafted with traditional flavors and made with the freshest ingredients bringing each guest an authentic culinary experience.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 323-1711
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross Street
    E Palm Canyon Dr. & Sunrise
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop in front of hotel
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Lively

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Mexican

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Lively

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Mexican

18 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best find for lunch and Sunday brunch - kitchen is A+ with great food; prices super reasonable and service was wonderful. Also FYI the Drag Brunch rocks.

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  2. Fantastic

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had trouble finding the location and ended up calling them to get better directions than our gos provided. It is located within the Segura Hotel. Once we found the location, we had a good experience.

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  3. TomC

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very youthful oriented nice drink specials server was very cordial

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  4. Rave

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such a good dinner my server recommended the shrimp tacos (I’d had the Baja fish tacos and the short rib tacos) and he was absolutely right. They were spicy and delicious. The salsa is my favorite in the valley. Can’t wait to go back

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  5. Rave

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    stumbled upon taco Tuesday and it’s amazing. very good salsa, jalapeño guava margarita, short rib taco, and the fish taco all just amazing. sitting at the cantina bar was just perfect. I’ll be back…..a lot!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The happy hour food was great. We sat outside. It was very nice!

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  7. Jesse

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good dinner and service. Really disappointing breakfast and service.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible attitude , ambience and vibe for lunch at 1:45pm. Felt completely unwelcome.

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  9. MIckJ

    Greater Boston

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid tacos, fish taco was a bit lacking in amount of fish. Carnitas was the best. Drinks were fresh made and tasty. Ambiance is good and place was busy for a weekday.

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  10. BrendaN

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual- el Jefe is our go to for Mexican food. Always delicious and great service !!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Jefe using the Order Online button. El Jefe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 323-1711.

El Jefe is rated 4.3 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Jefe

1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    E Palm Canyon Dr. & Sunrise
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop in front of hotel
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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