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El Jefe
Ranked #112 of 222 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

And I won't eat here. Tried to twice...same results. Bleh! Need more? The service was so laid back they barely know you came in the door. Food just unimpressive.

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I usually love to try the most "hole in the wall" places as I often find that these have the best food, but I was very disappointed in El Jefe. The food was bland and uninteresting. The first sign of trouble was the salsa which is served with tortilla chips at the table. My husband asked if there was another salsa and the waitress brought two sytrofoam portion cups one with "mild" and the other was like enchilada sauce. None of them were very good. I ordered machaca con huevos and my husband had three enchiladas (chicken and beef). There was lots of stringy beef and green pepper strips in the machaca con huevos, but little flavor. My husband was disappointed in the enchiladas as well. We will not be going back there!

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Thank Lauralee21
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Reviewed 25 February 2008

Just a small place off El Camino Real. Named after it's reputation for being a good place to pick up a day laborer (back when it shared a parking lot with the local hardware store. A family run restaurant offering authentic Mexican food at a very reasonable price. Beer by the bottle, glass or picture, too.

They are also well known for the fish & chips, Yep it’s a local favorite!

We usually sit outside on the patio. It’s small but open and friendly. Try a Carnitas plate or a carne asada taco.

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Reviewed 2 December 2014
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