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Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, ,
401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5431
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Grill
€€ - €€€
401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to Elephant Butte every year to visit family and the Tusk has always been a great place to grab a meal and a beer after a day in the sun. I had heard they changed owners, and was afraid that meant a change...More

Thank Chad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress was overwhelmed and said the place was under new management and she was the only one on shift. Then we saw a man who appeared to be the manager but was not helpful to her at all. We had a considerable wait and she...More

Thank biancas61886
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We visited for lunch on a Saturday while passing through town on a road trip. This restaurant is not by the freeway, but we sought it out because an online menu showed vegetarian choices. It was not exactly what I was expecting when we arrived;...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
Ivory Tusk R, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi CrankingChick, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of our Tavern/Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and visit with us. There is a restaurant onsite but the menu is the same for the Tavern and...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Stayed overnight and motel recommended. Got to restaurant only to read on door ownership change no liquor license. Wanted dinner so we stayed. Restaurant closed so we sat in bar. Only people in bar. Misty waited on us quickly but took over 20 min for...More

Thank duffer47
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food was great and service excellent. Steak was cooked perfect and the portions were large. Waitress kept are glasses full and the decor was appropriate.

Thank Masch40
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Went for drinks on the patio with friends. The weather was great. Service was great. Never a bad experience here.

Thank tsaavedra
Reviewed 6 March 2018

There are a handful of places to get beer and wine, but not a lot of choices if you're seeking a cocktail either with or without food. What I also like about this restaurant is that they have an outdoor patio, which is very pleasant...More

1  Thank newmexicoonline
Ivory Tusk R, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi newmexicoonline, Thank you for writing this review....we are glad that you enjoy the patio...soon we will turn the misters on as the temperatures rise.

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I have been here 3 times and the third time we came to town just to eat here. The food is always really good and all of the staff are great. The food is always fresh and they have really thought out fun recipes. If...More

Thank Amanda L
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Amand Thank you for taking time to write this kind review. We truly appreciate your input and always look forward to serving you.

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We were in town from Cloudcroft to move our boat. Decided to make it an early Valentine's. Jack and Amber are super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The Ribeye was AMAZING!! Perfectly cooked and the sides were spectacular. You guys made our day and we will...More

Thank AbbyB52
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We love the outdoor patio . Its relaxing for everyone even our Pitbull. Staff is friendly and the bartenders will remember your name. Food is amazing and great selection of draft beers. Definitely a must try.More

1  Thank AndeeLoves
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Andee, Thank you so much for taking time to write your review. The patio has been really great during this great November weather we have been experiencing.. ..please feel welcome to always bring your pet to the patio! Happy Holidays to you and your...More

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Sharon L
1 January 2018|
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Response from Ivory Tusk R | Property representative |
Yes, Sharon, we are open today. Happy New Year!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Elephant Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 575-744-5431
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This is the restaurant attached to the Elephant Butte Inn. I wanted to review it separate from the hotel, which has quite a few reviews on tripadvisor.
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