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Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Corrales, New Mexico
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156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elephant Butte, NM is an out of the way small town. We stopped at Ivory Tusk for lunch. They have a good selection of beers in bottle and on tap. My wife had a turkey wrap and she said it was delicious. I had a prime rib sandwich on a ciabatta bun and it was one of the best sandwiches... More 

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Thank Dan C
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you so very much for writing this review...we are so pleased you and your wife enjoyed your meal at the Ivory Tusk Tavern. We certainly hope to see you again!! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Unfortunately due to the lake drying up, most all businesses have suffered a major downturn. This place has hung in there, but is expensive. I could have stayed, and camped out on the excellent nearby state park for 10 nights, vs. the one stayed here, and be inches away from what is left of the water.

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Thank hufziger
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Hufziger, Thank you so much for spending time with us at the Inn. Actually, as you go further north, there is still plenty of water to play in and on the southern end, by the Inn, the fishing is great right now. We hope to see you again! More 

Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

went to meet friends and the place was packed. it's small but packed none the less. one of my friends had the fish and chips and the other ate chile rellenos. i had the bunless burger and it was great. my friends even wanted chocolate martini's and never having heard of it, made us drinks i thought was divine. they... More 

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Thank nightshadesfal
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi nightshadesfal, What a pleasure it was to read your review. Thank you so much for taking time to post this review. We hope you will come again! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, hot fresh food. We loved the bowl of green chile, just perfect. The Trio plate was average. Overall we will be back.

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Thank Roadwarriors2
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Roadwarriors2, Thank you for stopping into the Ivory Tusk Restaurant AND thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to having you back for another meal. More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The breaded Buffalo wings if you order them dry and ask for the sauces on the side can not be beat. The salads are good also. The full order salads are a meal on its own so I usually order the half salad with a half dozen wings. I have had the Chili Rellenos and the fish and chips all... More 

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Thank LA-NM-Boy
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi LA-NM-Boy , Thank you so much for the review; we appreciate you taking the time to write this. We are thrilled that you were happy with your meal and have shared this with our great staff. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been going to Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant for quite some time! It is a MUST stop for us every time we come into town. ** This is the BEST place to eat in Elephant Butte! *** The atmosphere is friendly and has a great local vibe. Jack was very delightful to talk with and attentive to all... More 

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Thank Brodee42
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Brodee42, We are thrilled that you are pleased with the meals you have had in our restaurant. We have shared your kind review with our staff. We are very happy that you continue to be a customer of the Ivory Tusk and look forward to continued service. Thanks again! More 

Cuchillo, New Mexico
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I always have a great experience with these guys. Owner Lafont knows hospitality. I took my friend there twice, she liked it so much. Me too.

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Thank Develas
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. Both Jack and Sonny have been with the Ivory Tusk for years and are great at interaction with our guests and customers. We will definitely share this review with them. Thank you! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Everything we have had here is delicious and the waitstaff is excellent. We drive to Elephant Butte just to eat and drink here.

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Thank MSTraveler60
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoy the food served at the Inn. We look forward to serving you in the future. More 

Germany
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I liked my lunch very much. The place is clean, and the service was very good. I had some Mexican food, I liked everything, except the rice. I recommend this place to people that like good bar food.

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Thank HeikeMB
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi HeikeMB, Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience in the Ivory Tusk Tavern! We hope you return soon. More 

The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Launch on the patio misters where on great service had a half a Cobb salad and southwestern turkey sandwich A nice glass of Chardonnay brought our dog. a very pleasant atmosphere surrounded by bamboo.

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Thank mike t
Ivory Tusk R, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your review of our patio, service and food. We hope you will stop by often to our pet friendly facility. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Elephant Butte
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?