El Hefe - Chicago
Are you more concerned with the beverage? El Hefe has some of the best Margaritas we’ve ever sipped. Grab one – or a beer-garita, frozen marg, beer, boxed wine (seriously!) – the list goes on and on!
How do you say “Cheers” in Spanish? At El Hefe we have earned it!
Okay space. Definitely a young rambunctious vibe. Service was so rude. Johanna I will be sure never to return.
Food was amazing but the service was a really bad experience we did not have an assigned server long wait time very frustrating.
This restaurant is for a younger crowd. The margaritas come in very big glasses and they are not very flavorful, mostly sweet. I had two different Margaritas, the first being exceptionally sweet. I would rather have a smaller well made drink with higher quality ingredients for the price we paid. The food was good, again nothing exceptional. We had the street tacos, which were not highly seasoned. I like my food spicy. We asked for extra salsa for the tacos and were charged extra for it. Chips and salsa do not come with the meal, again had to pay extra.
Our server was very attentive and friendly.
We had a terrific server , Lisha. Very helpful with menu, and attentive. Food very tasty and nice portions.
Great food, good vibes & great service. Had a great time
This is a Michigan state bar- I had no idea they would have the football game on with sound when I made the reservation. My friends and I were looking for something a little less loud.
The food was DELICIOUS I was just disappointed to have girls night tainted by football!
The waitress didn’t know about the Happy Hour Menu that was advertised at the website, since it‘s different from the one which is advertised in the bar. I ordered my tacos without cilantro and surprise: they came with cilantro. The beergarita was not good at all and at the end on top of a 22% gratuity there was a ominous tech fee of 3% on the bill. Wouldn‘t recommend going there
Great for a girls night out, food and drinks were perfect. No complaints!
The food was good & the atmosphere was fun, but service was quite poor. The server was unorganized and failed to tell us that we would have to be on one check due to being a party of more than 6 people. Also, one round of shots was $100, which she also should have mentioned before serving them to us.
Couch seating was busted Waitress was horrible. Wasn't crowded just not interested in being a good server
Food and service were okay. My group and I got there at 5 and the music was already louder than needed, by about 7:30 we had to scream at each other to be heard.
Great Taco Tuesday deals & $9 20 oz margs!
The atmosphere was great!!
Cool environment! I wouldn’t go here to catch up, the music is very loud. We were celebrating a bachelorette party so it worked out ok! We didn’t like that we had to pay on one ticket since our party was larger than 6.
Great food - loved the tacos!
Had dinner after work with co-workers. Picked a good taco night. Tacos were very good. Would go back.
Margaritas and appetizer we ordered was good but omg for two items I ended up paying more than $40, too expensive.
3 of 6 food orders were wrong
Food was great! Nachos were unbelievable. Unfortunately though, our service was very much sub par. We had a group of 6 so it was our prior understanding that tip would be included, which is completely understandable. The problem we had with this is that our server came by our table MAYBE twice throughout our entire meal. We were expecting to drink more but were unable to get her attention. We were one of three tables and felt we were put on the back burner because our 22% tip would be included regardless. We didn’t feel the 2 trips to our table warranted the $48 tip or a $5 “tech fee” even when you are paying cash.
Everyone thought the food was great, I will continue to tell others the food is worth the price but unfortunately the food is not worth the service. We will not be returning based on the standoff service we received.
We went for lunch and happened to be Taco Tuesday. Great deals and the food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend if you work in the area.
Great tacos, good and fun environment!
I made my reservation for a party of 8 online for brunch. I went in for it and the young lady informed me that there was no longer brunch service, although a brunch menu is listed on the website. Brunch was also being promoted on the back of the lunch menu. If brunch is no longer being served, please remove it from the website and the menu. It is very misleading to guests.
This place is dirty. Bathroom is a mess soap dispensers don’t work. Floor is sticky. I hope the kitchen is clean, but have my doubts. But of all of that the WORST thing is they charge a 3% tech fee on everything! What is a tech fee? Not really sure. We were going to pay cash so we didn’t have to pay a tech fee.....not true all bills just come with a tech fee already added. JUST CHARGE MORE, don’t trick your customers. I will never go back!
Food was good. I really enjoyed the tacos, but it was the worst service I’ve ever experienced. Our waitress was straight up rude, and didn’t check on us at all. The restaurant was fairly empty when we were there and we watched her hang out and chat at the bar all night. I live in the neighborhood and definitely will not be back. Ive heard from friends that this restaurant wasn’t worth going to, but wanted to give it a try. My recommendations to other will be the same as my friends: don’t go to El Hefe.
A group of 9 of us went to el hefe for my birthday. Our service was pretty quick, the food was excellent and authentic. If you like spice, I highly suggest the street corn!
We thoroughly enjoyed the food & lively atmosphere. However, it’s a bit loud for conversation & not kid friendly.
Good Tacos, small portions, and definitely and bar/club scene.
Food was really good, service was OK. I did not appreciate the surprise "tech fee" that was added to the check without my knowledge.
The food and service were top notch. Price was great for Chicago , in the middle of it all. Nice to make a reservation and know we had a table! We will return!
It was good!:)
Had a total group of 6 and everyone enjoyed the food. It was pretty loud, and we sat at a weird booth that had us all sitting on the same side, so it was difficult to talk to each other. Seemed like the main focus of the place was the TVs. Would go back with just 2 or 3 people so we could actually talk. Service was great and the food was delicious (my husband and I each got 3 different tacos and loved all of them).
Foot at El Hefe was excellent. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant. The Guacamole was wonderful. I had the grilled chicken fajita's and they were delicious! We were with a group of 6 people and everyone was very satisfied with their meals. It was Excellent! Waitress could have slowed down a bit and paid more attention to us - she was so quick to run and get our appetizers and meals that she really didn't listen well and follow through. Also, tables where the tip is already added, should be informed.
A find. Relaxed and fun, informal restaurant with excellent food and energetic service.
Terrible experience this weekend and won't be back. Waitress was rude and not attentive to our table at all. She never made eye contact and was very hard to communicate with. It took two hours to have two friends and have dinner.
A group of adults came in, very clearly intoxicated, and sat in a booth near us. Members of their group began to make out with each other at the table which was not what I expected out of a Friday evening dinner. One woman climbed over the booth to others to try to kiss other people at the restaurant. Everyone was watching them and the staff did nothing to stop any of it. Disgusting.
The food was excellent. We had the tres tacos and the steak nachos. The steak was cooked perfectly. My only gripe is our server. It was not overly busy, but she was not attentive at all. I had to flag her down multiple times to get refills. After we finished eating someone cleared our dishes. We were going to order dessert, but after waiting 20 minutes for our server to even come near our table, we were over it and just asked for the check.
Great food and great service and quick food delivery
Stopped by while in Chicago for a conference. I am and MSU alumni and came for a Saturday MSU game. Couldn't have been happier. Great table, great service, amazing food, great environment and lots of Green and White! We had a blast. Also - loved the live DJ during commercial breaks. What a cool idea!
Great food and service.
We made a reservation and asked about a specific football game to watch. They lied to us and told us they would change the channel so we could watch the game we wanted then kept us waiting for 15 minutes and finally told us they wouldn't change the channel. Wasted a lot of our time when they could have honestly responded to our comments on Open Table.
Nachos and tacos at el hefe were fantastic! Went for dinner on a Friday night. The atmosphere was lively and very, very loud.
El Hefe - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
El Hefe - Chicago is rated 3.9 stars by 198 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.