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Las Casuelas vs. El Jefe in Palm Springs?

lauranonymous Jan 14, 2014 05:07 PM

Looking to book for a hen party dinner of about 20 people. Has anyone been to either or both of these places and can speak to the space and food? Help very appreciated!

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    ZoeZ RE: lauranonymous Jan 14, 2014 06:08 PM

    Mme Zoe and I like Johnny Costas down near the end of Palm Canyon Drive - superior food. I think that Las casuelas is loud, crowded and not very good food but we have friends who DO and eat there weekly. Never t ried El Jefe.

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      syrahgirl RE: ZoeZ Jan 21, 2014 12:26 PM

      We had a very nice lunch at Las Casuelas Nuevas last year out on the patio. Very good food, service and nice ambiance. There are misters also set around the tables which is nice. :)

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      VealParmGuy RE: lauranonymous Jan 14, 2014 06:16 PM

      Check out El Mirasaol.

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        JAB RE: VealParmGuy Jan 14, 2014 06:18 PM

        That's been our go to spot for years when we visit.

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        Thor123 RE: lauranonymous Jan 14, 2014 06:57 PM

        Las Casuelas is El Torito with a very nice patio. Nice venue to eat mediocre Mexican.

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          Dirtywextraolives RE: lauranonymous Jan 14, 2014 07:29 PM

          Is El Jefe the Jose Garcia place? Cuz if it is, I'd want to go there......

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            Dirtywextraolives RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 15, 2014 11:00 AM

            Never mind, it's not. check out his place Tinto, in the Saguaro Hotel.....

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            Dirtywextraolives RE: lauranonymous Jan 15, 2014 12:56 PM

            If you're looking for the best food, my sources tell me Spencer's is the way to go. Four stars and hundreds of reviews on Yelp.

            1. Beach Chick RE: lauranonymous Jan 15, 2014 01:44 PM

              I've been to Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage on the 111, many many times for dinner on their gorgeous bougainvillaea white lit wrapped ficus tree patio..love the strolling mariachis that weave out and about.

              Food is a step up from El Torito and they have good marg's.
              When I'm in PS, I like dining on the patio, with flowers, misters, mariachi's, marg's and you've got that all here...plus, valet and a big parking lot.

              I have not been to El Jefe but its across from Ace Hotel and the fab Amigo gay bar..

              With 20 hens for a party, I'd say your better off at Las Casuelas Nuevas outside patio so you can cluck all you want..

              Check out Wilma & Frieda's on El Paseo for breakfast/lunch..

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