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Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant

401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5431
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (7 reviews)
“cobb salad” (4 reviews)
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Inn for 3 nights and had 2 meals here. This place is unassuming in decor, but man, the food could be featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives! - $18 rack of house smoked ribs - left sucked dry bones -...More

Thank queencamy
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi queencamy, The ribs are amazing...we are really happy that you enjoyed them. We hope to see you again...and again!!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We found a good selection, fresh vegetables and hearty portions. All of that and a full bar! Went back for dessert and enjoyed that too! My husband had cheesecake with strawberries and whipped cream and I had brownies and ice cream. All very good.

Thank DianeRV
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Diane, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal...hope you will be back soon!

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I hoped for a good meal since it was my birthday but I was actually dissapointed and did not hang around for desert. We arrived toward the end of Happy Hour but it was not very busy and we were helped right away. Upon entering,...More

Thank hausermd
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi hausermd, Happy Belated Birthday!! We are so sorry that you did not have the experience you were hoping for but we truly appreciate the fact as you said that "one dry brisket burger is not representative of our menu"...we are very happy that your...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary having dinner here and it was awesome. The green chilli chowder was wonderful. The steak was aged and cooked perfectly. My salmon was beautiful. It looked great and tested even better!! And you can't make dessert but than chocolate-- warm brownie with...More

Thank Bert H
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hi Bert, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are so appreciative of having been a part of your anniversary. Best wishes for many more to follow.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

While guests at the hotel, the bartender / waiter told us it would be 40 minutes. I told him that they would be closing then, to which he replied, "I know." I curtly explained that we were guests of the hotel and we would be...More

Thank BDRog
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Sat August 5th about 5:30 pm. I was treating a friend to birthday dinner. She wanted to eat on the patio. There was a sign blocking the patio saying, "Patio Closed" ! It was cloudy but not raining. I popped my head in the bar...More

Thank themoongoddess
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hello moongoddess, There was severe lightning in our area on the evening you reference. Because the safety and security of our customers is the utmost importance to us, we closed the patio and the misters on the patio were turned off.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We spent three days at the lake with 4 children and ate both nights at the Ivory Tusk restaurant. Jack was so great with the kids it could have not been a better experience. The service was very very good and the food was also...More

Thank matthewbK9220YL
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Matthew, Thank you children for Jack's new name...it is quite appropriate! We will share your kind comments with Jack and his manager. Hope you bring the children back again for another great experience!

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Good burgers and good service. Definitely will be returning back for lunch. Green chili (from Hatch) highly recommended

Thank Leti B
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Leti, We are very glad you enjoyed your burgers....if you haven't, try the Big Butte Burger, my personal favorite....with Hatch Green Chile! We hope to see you again..soon!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food was good off the menu, the breakfast is nothing to brag about. The waitresses was real nice and helpful. We just had a hamburger sandwich and frys and it was real good. Price was good not expensive.

Thank Sis L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We arrived and sat down several minutes before Happy Hour was over. By the time the waiter came to our table it was one minute past Happy Hour. We asked if could still get happy hour prices, with me explaining we had been there for...More

Thank babyhona
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

We are sorry for any miscommunication that my have occurred over Happy Hour. Our computer system controls and operates our Happy Hour and once it's over it's over. On the good side we do offer our Happy Hour 5 days a week Sunday - Thursday...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Mexican
Meals
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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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