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El Jefe

) #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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
921 S Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048-4698
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites within a very short walk to this restaurant. So it was not only very convenient, but the service was friendly and the food was very good. We came back twice to have the garlic shrimp which...More

1  Thank LCR05
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. I had the garlic shrimp. Mmm. Come with corn tortillas or flour ones. I got the flour. Service was a little slow. Would go again if I was ever in Pahrump!

1  Thank bae76
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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

1  Thank EnglishTeach30
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

1  Thank cindy w
Reviewed 8 June 2017 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

1  Thank firebj
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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.

1  Thank Loren F
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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!

1  Thank Diane A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Phyllisblower
Reviewed 24 May 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

1  Thank MORGAN R
Reviewed 6 May 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

1  Thank Geoff R
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Questions & Answers
3 June 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.
11 January 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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