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Latin, Bar, Mexican
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Free off-street parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Visited twice and received good food and service both times. I like this concept of offering a small plate with each drink. Although Tapachula isn’t exactly a tourist hotspot and most customers are locals, it’s great for those of us who make it to the...city to try a variety of Mexican dishes. If I ever find myself in Tapachula again, I’m visiting La Jefa again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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664rubeng, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

We're glad to hear that you had a good time at La Jefa, thank you for reviewing us and we expect when you come again you find everything the way that you left it. We enjoy having you as our guest. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Be sure to get there before 6pm as the botanas come to a grinding halt! Great service and delicious botanas. Located a 5 min walk from the central square this is a great place for meets and lively conversation. Get a table by a window...as it gets hot in the afternoon.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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664rubeng, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

Thank you for taking a few minutes to make a review about la jefa, we're glad you had a nice time and experience with us. We hope to see you soon and serve you the JEFA's way. See you soon!

Reviewed August 30, 2018

Difficult to really see how this is rated as the #1 "restaurant" in Tapachula, but I suppose that's the category into which it falls. We found it to be a good place to stop by to get a few cold beers and some light food....Each beer is accompanied by a pretty good-sized snack, so you could go along and just keep ordering drinks and keep the little food items coming. There are additional small food items on the limited menu...appetizers, really... so you could also get a bit more food than what comes with the drinks. But full-service restaurant, this is not. Having said that, I can imagine travelers have stopped in here, enjoyed the ambiance (awfully hot, closed in, and noisy for my liking), and gave it a five-star review. I cannot do the same. For a nice sit-down breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a real restaurant, you'll need to look elsewhere. There are plenty of those options available in Tapachula. That's where we'll be dining.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Ruben G, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

We appreciate the time time you took to write a review about la jefa, the people that have had the chance to come and visit and try our food go out the door very happy, becouse the food we serve is typical mexican food, and...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018

It took us two visits to try the food at La Jefa. We were surprised to find out that the food is only served until 6pm. After that time, they apparently focus on being a bar with lots of drink specials. The food was well...worth the second trip! Good service even though it was quite busy when we arrived at around 3:30pm the second day. My son received the tacos (pictured) even though he had ordered quesidillas. He decided not to complain and was happy with his meal. The grilled meats had an amazing flavor. We will remember this place.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Ruben G, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

We are happy to hear from you with your rating, we are glad that you had a pleasant evening with us, sorry that your waiter made a mistake with your order but in the other hand you tried something else from our menu (it's worth...More

Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

You order a drink and get a small portion of meat or seafood or tacos. If you are hungry, just order a normal portion in addition, it will still be great value. It was empty when we had lunch, but I guess it gets packed...later. Great pub atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Ruben G, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about us, we love to have you as our guest soon again. See you soon!

Reviewed April 4, 2017

Great mexican bar food! This place had amazing food and great service. The environment is welcoming and stylishly decorated! Will return! Highly recommended~More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Ruben G, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2017

Thank you for taking your time to review La Jefa, we're glad you had a pleasant time with us. We work hard for you to have a great time at La Jefa. We hope to see you soon and treat you the way you deserve....More

Reviewed March 17, 2017

When you buy a beer for $35 - $40 pesos you can choose (for free) a small Mexican dish. Of course you can also buy a 'plato' for more money. This place gives you the opportunity to try Mexican food en a excellent way. The...taste is just amazing!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Ruben G, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We hope to please you every time you visit us. See you soon!

Reviewed March 13, 2017

Excellent service and environment, but it is more a bar than restaurant. First time I saw Dos XX Amber in the 11.2 oz presentation, I was told it has always this size, but Im older and remember different and buy the full 12 oz in...the states and Honduras whenever I can. Appetizers with beer were excellent! The place is charming with open kitchen.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Ruben G, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review LA JEFA, we're glad you had a good time here and wish you have the same feeling on your next visit. We are a restaurant with a tapas concept, for every drink you order you get a...More

Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

I have to mention that La Jefa is a great place to go solo or with the family The food is to die for and the service is excellent and the beer is very cold. I will go back every time I'm in Tapachula for...sure The owners are awesome peopleMore

Date of visit: September 2016
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ChefRubenG, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thanks a lot for your mention, we love to hear from our guests that they had a good time at LA JEFA, we put all our effort to please you guys. Thanks for trying out La Jefa. We hope to see you soon!.

Reviewed September 22, 2016

Definitely worth trying,good beer,fresh tasty mexican food,very clean and friendly servive,great experience overall.

Date of visit: August 2016
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ChefRubenG, Propietario at La Jefa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for taking some time to review LA JEFA on tripadvisor, we appreciate your comments. We love to have you as our guest. We hope to see you back soon.

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