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Farm to Table Mexican Spot El Jefe Rolls into Sunnyside

The Lucky Pie team switched gears with this concept

El Jefe

Cobbler’s Corner just got cooler with the addition of El Jefe, a farm-to-table modern Mexican cantina brainchild of Brendan McManus and James Samara of Lucky Pie. The restaurant is located at 2450 West 44th Avenue, next to Bacon Social House and Cheese + Provisions, in a bright post-industrial space that combines exposed brick and Mexican tile accents.

The no-frills menu is inspired by coastal Mexican regions that include the Yucatán, Oaxaca, and Veracruz. Guests will find classic easy-to-share items like guacamole, queso, chips and salsa, starters that range from polpo to cochinita pibil and chile relleno, salads, tacos, big plates to share, and some sides that complement most of the dishes.

A nightly special taco gives new reasons to return. On Wednesdays, for example, that is a garlic citrus shrimp taco. Thursdays are more daring with a crispy sweetbreads taco on the menu and Saturdays bring a foie gras taco to the mix. One major attraction is the daily house-made tortillas. A full bar menu with loads of tequila drinks is offered.

El Jefe is open for dinner daily starting at 4 p.m. Brunch service will be added soon.