El Hefe - Tempe

3.2
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9 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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At El Hefe in Tempe, the atmosphere is unlike any place you have ever dined, in town or anywhere else for that matter. It is fun, energetic, casual, and full-tilt crazy at times. The only thing that is truly serious about El Hefe is the food which is made from scratch with high-quality fresh ingredients. Well, scratch that, because the 20-ounce margaritas as well as the house special bulldog-garita which is 32 ounces are pretty serious too.

The Mexican cuisine menu at El Hefe in Tempe has a number of great choices, including tacos, enchiladas, salads and appetizers. Notable mentions are the queso fundido dip, supermacho bowl and fried avocado tacos.

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3.2based on recent ratings
3.3
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2.9
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3.3
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Sarahlina
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is good but it is SUPER noisy if you want to talk, if you want to have a good time with friends just hanging with fun music its perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was not just noisy and dirty but the service was pathetic and servers did not care. We had to chase to get silverware and get our order properly fulfilled. Food was mediocre.

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vipMegusta
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was some of the best Mexican food I’ve had in quite a while. Only complaint was the loud rap music and the drunk guy dancing up and down the aisles. That being said, I understand we’re near a college campus so I get who the primary market is. Service was great and tacos and queso were amazing so this old guy would come back despite the music!

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vipAZBison
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Open Table app let us make New Years Eve reservation and we showed up promptly to be told after 10 minutes that the kitchen closed over an hour ago. Didn’t even try to act like they wanted our business.

We will never go back and can see why it was empty compared to every place else on Mill Avenue. Also because it was w/in 2 hours the app wouldn’t let us make a new reservation and told us to call the restaurant to cancel/make changes. Called El Hefe and no one would answer the phone or has still not called back.

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EdieS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service!

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RandyE
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Not really authentic Mexican food. Salsa was bland at best and everthing was Gringo. The cadilacc margarita was not even close and they used Sugar around the rim?? Sugar?? Really?? New that's me, my east cost colleagues thought it was fine, but that's east coast.

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21andover
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I made a res for my son and I for dinner. We finally found parking and walked up to the bouncer. Being from out of town, didnt know it was 21 and over and they weren't even serving dinner!! We had to find another restaurant. Looked like a fun place to party though!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was fine...not great. Service was super slow, but friendly when she came by. Food was pretty standard. I probably wouldn’t go back. Too many other choices in the area for a “meh” meal.

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vipNewtoArea
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

we went there before the ASU vs CU game, and the music was at an all time high, so the us as an over 50 group it was way too loud. you could not hear anything. it does seem like the place to be for the younger college to mid 30's group, but just not for us. needless to say we did not stay and eat and found a much quieter place down the street

FAQs

El Hefe - Tempe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. El Hefe - Tempe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 257-2797.

El Hefe - Tempe is rated 3.2 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.