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El Jefe Desert Cantina

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About

El Jefe Cantina at the Saguaro is a hidden culinary gem that transports you straight to the streets of Mexico. With its impressive selection of tequilas and mezcals, as well as their mouthwatering array of tacos and street-style food, El Jefe offers an experience that is both authentic and unforgettable.

A Tequila and Mezcal Paradise

Prepare to embark on a journey for your taste buds as you explore El Jefe’s extensive collection of tequilas and mezcals. They have over 100! Whether you prefer a smooth and refined tequila or a smoky and complex mezcal, their knowledgeable staff can guide you in finding the perfect spirit to suit your palate. From craft cocktails to straight-up shots, El Jefe’s bar is a destination in itself for any agave enthusiast.

The Atmosphere

Step into El Jefe and be transported to a vibrant and lively atmosphere. It perfectly complements the bold flavors of its cuisine. The colorful décor, inspired by the rich hues of Mexico, sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. Enjoy the cool indoors or enjoy the intimate outdoor patio. The energetic ambiance will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a Mexican street market.

The Desert Luchadores mural is a nod to El Jefe Desert Cantina’s larger celebration of Mexico’s vibrant cuisine, cocktails, and culture. The Playful depiction of each luchador puts a singularly Saguaro spin on Mexico’s long tradition of freestyle wrestling and colorful personalities. While at first glance, each wrestler comes across as a towering, hulking figure in their full, masked wrestling uniform, their pool float accessories and facial expressions hint at their unique personalities and deliver a message that the Saguaro energetically extends to all guests.

Delicious Tacos and Street Style Food

El Jefe’s menu goes beyond the typical Mexican restaurant fare by offering an enticing assortment of tacos and street-style food. Each dish is crafted with traditional flavors and made with the freshest ingredients, ensuring an authentic culinary experience. For the more American tortas, they have a fried chicken sandwich, grilled cheese, and El Jefe Burger.

Free parking is available in the lot at The Saguaro hotel. Entrance is through the lobby.

el Jefe cantina at Saguaro

Credit: Josh Cho

Open 7 am – 10 pm. Until 1:30 am on Friday & Saturday.

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El Jefe Desert Cantina