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May 5, 2011 04:27 AM

El Jefe Luchador - "Hardcore Mexican Street Food" - New in Deerfield Beach

Coming to Deerfied Beach from E&M Munchies, owners of Charm City Burger.

A new Restaurant and concept: El Jefe Luchador "Hardcore Mexican Street Food".

27 S. Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach in the Pet Supermarket shopping center. Phone number is 954-246-Jefe (5333)

Regular hours begin Tuesday, May10th
11am-10pm & Fri,Sat 11am-12am.

Sounds interesting...

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  1. I saw something about this on the chalk board at Charm City last week...definitely sparks my interest. Thanks for the update!

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    1. re: LiveRock

      I don't have time for a full review right now - but I was here the other day - and it's terrific.

      I had 3 of the 4 specialty tacos - the fish was really excellent.

      All local foodies interested in this kind of stuff will want to check this place out.

      Excellent service too - the 2 ladies at the front counter were smiling and friendly even during a rush.

      More when I get a chance...

      1. re: CFByrne

        I actually think the shrimp one might be the best.

        1. re: tpigeon

          Shrimp is the 1 of the 4 I did NOT have - coming soon!

          1. re: CFByrne

            I tried the shrimp again and it was good but not as good as the time I had it previously. I think the breadded vs shrimp ratio was a bit too high. If this is how they are served consistently, I will have to go back to the mahi being better.

    2. I tried one of their soft tacos at the Deerfield Food and Wine Festival. Awesome! According to Charm City's facebook status, it was this:

      "Ultimo Dragon" taco/ pork carnitas/ kimchee slaw/ hoisen salsa!"

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      1. re: OysterHo

        I tried the ultimo and many of the other tacos. Agreed. I also tried the specialty sandwich on the back of the menu with chorizo and cheese and while very heavy (especially after 6 tacos) it was really good. I think I liked the Ultimo and the pastor the best but they were all great.

        1. re: tpigeon

          Check that, make that 5 tacos and the specialty Quesadilla.

      2. Good write up posted on Burger Beast

        I'm hoping to hit this joint tonight. If not, def tomorrow evening.

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          1. re: tpigeon

            I went back and ordered 3 more of the specialty tacos. This place is terrific. Smart and well run all around.

            I love this place. In Delray, I'm spending my time trying to think of reasons to drive to Deerfield so I can go here every day.

        1. Tried it yesterday, very good, The Mahi Fish Taco was outstanding... pricing was not Mexican Hardcore street food pricing though, 4 Tacos and a bottle of water cost me $15. I would go back, but not for a regular lunch place..

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          1. re: SaminSFL

            I would agree that it's a little on the pricey side, especially for lunch. That said, I do not know how they could make it any cheaper and still use the quality of ingredients that they do.

            Today I had a "Ultimo Dragon". A pork carnitas taco with hoisin salsa and a kimchee slaw for $3.50. (I freaking loved it by the way.) How do you do that for less than $3.50 and still run a profitable restaurant? You don't.

            I also had a "Mistica" A super tender and succulent beef brisket (Barbacoa) with grilled mushrooms, Oaxaca cheese, caramelized onions, and mole negra, topped with a TRUFFLE CREMA for $4.00. (This one I found to be a little on the greasy, drippy side but the flavors were incredible.) How do you put out that kind of product for less than $4.00 and still be able to afford kitchen staff and rent? I don't think it's possible!

            I will continue to patronize this place. I won't go every day because it's definitely not in my lunch budget but hey, who doesn't deserve a special treat once in a while?

            1. re: LiveRock

              I agree the food is very good fresh quality ingredients....just commenting on the name compared to the pricing...I will patronize again as well...just not a regular stop for lunch...Plus hey should also add cabeza and lengua to the menu somewhere...just a personal opinion for Hardcore mexican street food

              1. re: SaminSFL

                Point taken. The Tacos Al Carbon walk-up in Lake Worth would definitely have them beat in the "Street Food" category!

          2. I've been twice. The first time I had a Ultimo Dragon and an El Pastor taco. Amazing. Last Saturday I went again and everything was super greasy. Like they were frying in old oil or something. We had 2 Ultimo Dragons, El Pastor Nachos, and a Mistica taco. The last taco was so greasy it was dripping red oil and completely saturated the paper container they served it in. Hoping it was just a one time thing because the first time I ate that Ultimo Dragon I thought it was the best taco I had ever had!