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El Jefe

1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr. (S. Sunrise Way) Send to Phone
Located inside the sexy Saguaro hotel, chef Jose Garces' El Jefe offers a menu that embraces the culture and cuisine of Mexico City.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual

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Dining room at El Jefe , Palm Springs, CA

El Jefe Restaurant Review

: Jose Garces, that man of "Iron Chef" fame, proves to be a desert dweller by putting down roots at the sexy Saguaro hotel. His all-day restaurant, El Jefe, is popular with the Millennials who relax poolside, but equally attractive to the locals. The restaurant embraces the culture and flavors of Mexico City, offering a Distrito Federal-inspired menu. Small plates lend themselves to the communal, lounge-like setting, where guests hover at long wooden tables in anticipation of what’s to come. Plantain chips prove to be a handy vehicle for scooping up ceviche de camarones, which has the right balance of shrimp, tomato and avocado. Bite-size tacos are also flavorful when filled with straightforward ingredients such as fish or chicken. There are a handful of craft and Mexican beers available on tap or by the bottle, along with a half-dozen flavors of margaritas and sangrías. When the mood calls for something with a bit more bite, take a taste of the Hemingway, made with jalapeño-infused tequila, Maraschino and grapefruit.

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