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El Jefe

4.7
4.7
653 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 389-7615
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Eusebio Silvario
  • Private party facilities
    The Crown Room at El Jefe is great for holiday parties, cocktail parties, corporate team building events, movie nights, game-day parties, rehearsal dinners, family reunions bridal/baby showers and more.
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Cross street
    Alcott & 44th
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 653 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Mexican

  • Denver

    Best Value

  • Denver

    Neighborhood gem

  • Denver

    Great for outdoor dining

653 Reviews
  1. livealtl

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was super excited about this place because I love Mexican food. The guacamole was excellent the salsas were really good too. Ordered Birria Ramen and that was wonderful. HORRIBLE value on the drinks. A pitcher of margaritas was $80. They were made inconsistently. I ordered two grapefruit martinis and when I tell you it was like a miniature champagne glass (almost as small as a shot glass) I am not exaggerating. We left there filling horribly disappointed and ripped off. They also didn’t offer any light beers like Ultras, Coors lights, Bud Light etc. If you want to go to there to eat and drink water it would be fine but definitely not the place to go with a group if you’re planning to drink.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love brunch at El Jefe! The food is fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced, and the service is fantastic. Hat tip to the bartender, Jesse. He’s a joy and always comes to say hello. :))

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  3. BBWs

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    this was our 2nd time & both have been great. yummy drinks (margs, paloma), delicious food (guac, ceviche, brunch burrito), friendly service. we’ll be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambiance and decor. Food was fresh and innovative. Beverages were delish. We would go back!
    El JefeResponded on April 8, 2024
    We look forward to seeing you again-- thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Cheers, Nikki - Mighty Hospitality Group

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love El Jefe brunch. Drinks, food, and staff are outstanding!
    El JefeResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for the review!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting El Jefe- amazing experience all around! We will definitely be back (and will absolutely start with Crab Nachos again)!
    El JefeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you for coming in! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Nicole - MHG

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  7. AnyaL

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this place, the food was fantastic and the service was great. I loved the brussels sprouts and the mushroom tacos. The cocktails were wonderful as well. I will be back for sure!
    El JefeResponded on March 4, 2024
    Anya, Thank you for visiting-- and leaving such a thoughtful review. We look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, Nicole - MHG

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Couldn’t handle the Friday night crowd. Hostess and waitress disappeared. Drinks were late and mediocre. Appetizer was cold. I guess these guys are too cool to provide good food and service. There are plenty of other Mexican food options in the Denver area.

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  9. Jamie

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love el jefe! The team is amazing from servers to bar to kitchen!!! Thank you!
    El JefeResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you for the kind review, Jamie! We will see you soon! Thank you for your continued patronage! Cheers, Nicole - MHG

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  10. Tsvia

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful and unique dining experience! We only wish we had been coming for years instead of being the first time. We’ll be back.
    El JefeResponded on March 4, 2024
    Tsvia, We are thrilled you finally stopped in, and look forward to seeing much more of you! Cheers, Nicole - MHG

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FAQs

El Jefe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 389-7615.

El Jefe is rated 4.7 stars by 653 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Jefe

2450 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211-1508

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Alcott & 44th
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Eusebio Silvario
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (720) 389-7615
  • Private party facilities
    The Crown Room at El Jefe is great for holiday parties, cocktail parties, corporate team building events, movie nights, game-day parties, rehearsal dinners, family reunions bridal/baby showers and more.
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