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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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07:00 - 20:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
A Ave, Douglas, AZ
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I guess we are spoiled being from New Mexico where we have excellent Mexican food. This was bland, the Salsa had no flavor or bite, they used processed cheese sauce like movie theater nachos, was edible, but wouldn't last a month in New Mexico.

2  Thank tonyhale111
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is, in my not-so-humble opinion, one of the absolute best authentic Mexican restaurants in Douglas, hands-down. The food is great, the wait staff is wonderful, and the atmosphere is authentic and clean. The food is a bit pricier, but it is totally worth it....More

Thank CRANK13
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is authentic. Authentic Mexican style food, service, and ambiance. We will definitely return to this excellent restaurant.

Thank cwt2015
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped on for a meal my first day on town on a business trip. Nice people, prompt service, and really good food.

2  Thank Dianna M
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Hungry for thin, hot tortillas... got em! Want chorizo... no problem! Huevos Rancheros... good lord yes! We were visiting family in Douglas for a week and went back to Chef 3 days in a row. Seriously, this is some impressive, authentic Mexican food for the...More

1  Thank Beth F
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our RV group, visiting Douglas for the Cochise County Fair, decided to go into town for a meal. Our wagon master found El Chef and made our reservation for 18 people ahead of time. I was very impressed with this little mom & pop restaurant's...More

2  Thank P7993AUdavidd
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I almost tried everything on the menú and they serve good mexican-americans like food.family friendly. close too early

1  Thank VICTOR M G
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Wait staff very friendly. Prices very reasonable. Very family oriented. My caldo was the best I had ever had. We each ordered something different and we were not disappointed.

1  Thank police1
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Stop the car and go in for a Bobbys burrito. Excellent. No beer served but great service and food. Really flavorful and good price.

1  Thank Badfish11
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet atmosphere with unique mexican decor. Gabe, our waitress, provided quick, friendly service. Our food was prepared fresh with real ingredients and look presentable. The food was NOT sitting in a warmer. Bathroom was clean. All the other costumers were local.

1  Thank Amy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A Ave, Douglas, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Douglas
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