El Jefe

El Jefe, 2450 W 44th Ave, Denver

About El Jefe
El Jefe
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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Mexican
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 2.5 miles from Denver center (as shown on map)
Our menu is inspired by the Mexican regions of Yucatán, Oaxaca, and Veracruz. We strive to respect the influences and traditions of these diverse cultures to bring you food that is uniquely El Jefe.

We believe in doing things the right way. Not because it’s trendy or cool, but because it’s right. We change our menu with the grow season, supporting our neighbors and the terroir of Colorado. We are not your average Mexican joint, rather a reflection of our environment and beliefs.

We hand make our tortillas every day. All of our pork comes from one whole hog. Our chefs breakdown the whole animal, for chorizo, appetizers, stocks, soups, and entrees. Nothing is wasted. We do this out of respect for the animal and for the people who raised them for us. Anything we can produce in our kitchen is done by us, with love. No frills, just good food.

We do an amazing brunch on the weekends, and by default or menu is nearly 100% gluten free.

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El Jefe is #571 of 3308 things to do in Denver

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Experience683028
Thu 29 Dec, 2022
l We held our office Christmas party at El Jefe Restaurant in Denver this year in their "private" dining area. It was absolutely wonderful and all of our employees really enjoyed it! Jessie was so easy...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: hockeyeh, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Sun 9 Oct, 2022
l Great neighborhood spot in highlands. Loud but enjoyable as it was a busy Saturday night. Very professional and accommodating staff. Excellent menu selection with great presentation. As good as...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: jandaG0lden_C0, Golden, Colorado
Wed 11 Mar, 2020
l Went to El Jefe for a birthday celebration. They absolutely have one of the best happy hours. Margaritas are delicious & not diluted as sometimes happens with happy hour drinks. Amazing homemade...

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El Jefe 2450 W 44th Ave, Denver