Sunday, July 14, 2024

El Jefe Opens at Town Center Mall

If you’ve been jonesing for one of El Jefe Luchador’s sexy signature tacos—maybe the lusty crisp pork belly with ancho-smoked tomatoes or the silly but satisfying El Don Hamburguesa, basically a burger stuffed into a taco shell—but aren’t wild about making the trip to Deerfield Beach, you’re taco prayers have been answered.

There’s now a second El Jefe Luchador, this one in the giant food court of the sprawling Town Center Mall in Boca Raton. In amenities and food it’s a bit scaled down from its Deerfield strip mall parent, but it still boasts the same witty, campy Mexican wrestling theme and menu of Mexican street food with a quirky twist, which should go a long way towards injecting some excitement in the typically moribund mall food court scene.

Along with the signature tacos are burritos, quesadillas and tortas, all of which can be customized to taste with everything from chorizo and pork cooked al pastor to braised brisket and mushrooms and fried yams. You can also get your choice of protein in one of El Jefe’s “Smokin’” bowls, which include rice and beans, roasted corn, pico de gallo, guacamole and smoked ranchero salsa with warm corn tortillas. There’s also a handful of dishes for the kiddies, priced at $4.50.

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