El Jefe

We open at 11:00AM

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About Us

Taqueria El Jefe is a colorful, modern “world beat taqueria” - a playful collision of traditionally inspired Mexican tacos influenced by global flavors. The chef-driven menu features tacos with a variety of creative ingredients and deep flavors, including traditional Mexican street fare such as al pastor and signature items like Mexi Brisket and a taco of the day.

Our bright aquamarine and orange décor provides a fun, casual atmosphere that accents our diverse menu. Pop in for a taco to go or linger at the counter and enjoy a tequila shot with chips and salsa. Centrally located at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa just off I-45 and Burleigh. Come on in and indulge at Taqueria El Jefe!

Taqueria El Jefe In the News

February 9, 2017: Taqueria El Jefe was featured in Wauwatosa Now in an article titled, Taqueria El Jefe offers diners "quick in-and-out" experience in Wauwatosa. Read the full article here.

March 2017: Taqueria El Jefe's Fish Fry Taco was featured in the March issue of Key Magazine as one of Milwaukee's Traditional and Not So Traditional Fish Fries. Read the full article here.

April 13, 2017: Taqueria El Jefe recently won The Big Melt grilled cheese competition at Sprecher Brewery on Thursday, April 13. The winning sandwich will be offered now through May 31st. Read more here.

June 4, 2017: Taqueria El Jefe recently won the judge's choice award at Milwaukee Taco Fest. Winning tacos: Lobster Boss and the Karate Kid.

July 20, 2017: Taqueria El Jefe's Mean Green Taco recently won the Best Food Sample award at the Wisconsin Humane Society's Feasting for Fido event. Read more here.

 

 

 

Traditionally inspired Mexican tacos influenced by creative flavors.

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Chef-Inspired Tacos

Chef-driven artisan tacos individually composed with different slaws, salsas and cheeses. 

Mean Green

325

Roasted brussels sprouts with an avocado spread, salsa quemada and topped with toasted pecans.

Karate Kid

375

Teriyaki glazed pork belly, jicama cabbage slaw & topped with green apple.

Mexi Brisket

395

16-hour smoked brisket, salsa roja and a corn poblano cabbage slaw.

House Tacos

Frito

495

Crispy fried shrimp, rojo crema, avocado, scallions, jicama cabbage slaw & red jalapeños.

Señor Croque

395

Flour tortilla with caramelized cheeses, sliced ham, mustard-mayo, potato skins and scallions.

A Huevos

350

Scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheese mix topped with red jalapeños, scallions and cilantro.

Traditional Tacos

Al Pastor

325

Spit-roasted marinated pork or chicken with caramelized pineapple, diced onion, salsa verde & cilantro.

Carne Asada

495

Grilled steak, salsa roja, cilantro, diced onion, queso fresco and cilantro.

Especial

Friday Fish Fry

395

Fridays Only Beer battered cod topped with a cabbage slaw, avocado crema & red jalapeños served on a flour tortilla.

Taco Especial

Market

Chef's weekly taco special.

Americano Classico

Comfort food classics.

Gringo

295

Hard shell taco with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, diced tomato, cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Pollo

295

Soft shell flour tortilla with marinated chicken, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & sour cream.

Quesadilla

Flour tortilla with your choice of protein and a blend of cheeses. Served with a side of sour cream & pico de Gallo.
Ground beef | 4.95
Chicken | 4.95
Steak| 6.95

Rice Bowl

Rice & ranchero beans topped with your choice of protein, cheddar cheese, tomato, salsa roja, lettuce & sour cream.
Ground beef | 6.95
Chicken | 6.75
Steak | 8.95

Starters & Sides

Pork Belly Rice

450

Spanish rice with crispy pork belly.

Nacho Fries

French fries topped with your choice of protein, ranchero beans, salsa roja cheddar cheese, guacamole, queso and pico de gallo.
Steak | 8.95
Ground beef | 6.95
Chicken | 6.75

Chips

250

Chips & Salsa

395

Guacamole & Chips

695

Chips & Queso

450

Spanish Rice & Ranchero Beans

199

Includes pork

Desserts

Churro

295

Fried dough dusted in sugar & cinnamon served with spiced chocolate dipping sauce (3 per order).

Churro Sundae

$395

Vanilla bean ice cream topped with warm churro bites and spiced chocolate sauce.

Thirst Quenchers

Horchata

195

Fresh rice milk with cinnamon and allspice.

Iced Coffee

195

Cold brewed Valentine coffee.

Aqua Fresca

195

Featuring fresh fruit, real cane sugar and lime juice.

Bottled Soda

195

Made with real cane sugar. Tastes vary ever so slightly but ever so deliciously from their Northern counterparts.

Fountain Soda

Small | 1.85
Large | 2.50

Tequila

We make our margaritas from scratch and you choose the tequila!

Patron "silver"

margarita | 10.00
neat | 7.00

Don Julio "reposado"

margarita | 11.00
neat | 8.00

Milagro "silver"

margarita | 8.00
neat | 5.00

Jose Cuervo Gold

margarita | 7.00
neat | 4.00

Kah "anejo"

margarita | 20.00
neat | 9.00

Sauza "silver"

margarita | 7.00
neat | 4.00

Espalon "anejo" barrel-aged

margarita |8.00
neat | 5.00

Casadores "reposado"

margarita | 8.00
neat | 5.00

Camarena "silver"

margarita | 8.00
neat | 5.00

House "silver"

margarita | 5.00
neat | 3.00

Cerveza

Mexican beers are light and easy to drink - perfect for washing down delicious tacos!

All varieties $3.50

 

Modela 
Bohemia 
Tecate 
Carta Blanco 
Pacifico 
Negra Modelo
Corona
Sol 
Victoria 
Dos Equis

Our inner Jefe

Contact Us

Let's Taco 'Bout It

Address

11200 W. Burleigh Street

Wauwatosa, WI 53222

Email

info@taqueriaeljefe.com

Phone

414.837.6295

Hours

Sun-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: Closed

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

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