Going out to eat beats staying at home, where kids publish scathing reviews of each meal on the fridge. Silence the critics with this Groupon.
- $20 for $40 worth of lunch or weekend brunch
- Click to see the menu
Lunch is served every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
El Hefe bills itself as the "Super Macho Taqueria," a claim it backs up with behemoth menu items such as bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with charro beans and the Bulldog-garita, a 32-ounce margarita spiked with a 7-ounce bottle of beer. The rest of the menu features scratch-made dishes with delightfully unexpected ingredients: grilled shrimp tacos are sweetened with coconut slaw, and a ceviche tostada is layered with slices of asian pear.
Those more interested in El Hefe's liquid offerings can choose from nine specialty margaritas, including an hermanos pistola with rock-candy syrup, fresh mint, and cucumber. There's also VIP bottle service, as well as seven booths with personal table taps. The taps can be filled with beer or liquor—Pacifico, 312, and Cabo Wabo are a few of the options—and the booths are equipped with LCD screens that let guests and staff monitor how much has been consumed. The taps beat spending time running back and forth to the bar, particularly if you've come to catch a Hawks or Bears game on one of the 20 HDTVs.
LOVIN' the lunchtime tacos. Each one packed with flavor. Tangy and sweet.Joe K., Yelp, 6/5/13
“Their alcoholic beverages are on the weak side, however their steak (carne) tacos are good and their churros are good as well.”
“Amazing menu and great ambiance!!!”
“Try the duck taco and the michelada is pretty good”
Near North Side
15 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654