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El Jefe Luchador
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Location:  27 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 
Parking: Yes
Phone:  (954) 246-5333
Restaurant Owners: Evan David, Mike Saperstien
Executive Chef: Mike Saperstien   
Pastry Chef: No

Type of Cuisine: Hardcore Mexican Street Food
Signature Dishes: On Menu- Al Pastor, Barbacoa, chorizo, carnitas
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Beer/wine/sangria
Corkage Fee: No
Bottle Limit:

Restaurant Hours:   
Monday –11 AM- 10 PM   
Tuesday –11 AM- 10 PM   
Wednesday – 11 AM- 10 PM   
Thursday –11 AM- 10 PM   
Friday – 11 AM- 12 AM    
Saturday – 11 AM- 12 AM    
Sunday – 11 AM- 10 PM   

Meals Served: Street style plates: tacos, quesadillas, nachos, torta, salad, burrito (Quick service style)
Prix Fix Menu: No
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $10-12
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $10-12
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Discover/Amex/MasterCard/Visa
Accept Reservations: No
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: No reservations

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Counter service/Good food served fast
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 42 people
Accommodate Groups: All!
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No
Offer Catering: Yes


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El Jefe Luchador Reviews

Reviewed by: Marjorie Dorcely, Jeff NeSmith , Samantha DeBianchi, Jeff NeSmith

Name:Jeff NeSmith      
Occupation:Manufacturing Manager
Lives In: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Restaurant Pick: El Jefe Luchador
Reviewed: El Jefe Luchador

Finding El Jefe Luchador can be challenging the first time. It's near the southwest corner of Hillsboro Blvd and Federal, so if you are going North on Federal, you have to make a U-Turn. Parking is limited, but you can usually find a spot on the side of the building. Parking in Front can be nuts, as the spaces are tight and backing room is limited. The view from outside is non-descript except for their sign, which does stand out as it says “Hardcore Mexican Street Food” and has a cool Mexican Wrestling Mask on it. The windows are tinted, so you can't really see inside until you open the door. When you walk in you see tables to the left and an ordering counter straight ahead. Here's where it gets interesting if there is a line and if you are a first timer. Place your order once you figure out what combinations and how hungry you are. I usually end up order a few times, which I've also seen done by others. This visit, I ordered Sangria, roasted corn, and 3 tacos all at the same time, as I was dining alone, and in a bit of a hurry. After ordering I put ice in my plastic cup, opened the Mason Jar of sangria and after 2 or 3 sips, my corn and tacos were being delivered to my table. (Note; when they are really busy, they will call your number and you have to pick up your food at the counter). After eating 3 tacos (Mahi, Chorizo, and Pork Belly) and the corn, I was really full, so I ordered the churros to go. They were still warm by the time I got home, but not as good as when eating them there. Leaving the parking lot onto Federal can be life threatening so don't get impatient, wait for the lights to change to slow down the flood of cars coming through! All in all a fun place to go. I've also gone there with kids and they've enjoyed the decorations as well as the food.


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Samantha DeBianchi

Name:Samantha DeBianchi     
Occupation: Realtor
Lives In: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Restaurant Pick: Cviche 105
Reviewed:El Jefe Luchador

This restaurant was perfect considering I had a very busy day and needed less service and more speed. The gentleman behind the counter where I ordered wasn’t overly friendly- I felt like he didn’t want to be there. I ordered my tacos and sat down at a high top to wait, about 5 seconds after; I asked to change one of my original tacos to a different one (the pork belly). This seemed to slightly complicate things as the manager needed to get involved to perform the change order, however the manager was very friendly and my food was ready in less than 10 minutes. The first taco (Crispy shrimp) was good although I was expecting more of a lighter fried shrimp than the beer battered shrimp inside my taco. The crispy pork belly on the other hand, was absolutely delicious, literally cooked to perfection- lightly crispy on the outside and melted in your mouth. The presentation wasn’t anything special, tacos in a tray, but I was more than fine with this and expected it. I went to order dessert and was a bit let down by the fact they had run out of their “famous”/ “not so traditional” flan! I then ordered churros which were as expected… it’s not difficult to like fried dough with cinnamon or sugar. Nothing special stood out with the churros and I only ate a couple (it came with four). Overall, I had a good experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.


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Marjorie Dorcely

Name: Marjorie Dorcely          
Occupation: Vice- President, Compliance- Healthcare Mgmt.
Lives In:Miami/ Fort Lauderdale, FL
Restaurant Pick: The Bazaar by Jose Andres South Beach
Reviewed: El Jefe Luchador

Strip mall restaurant that is easy to find and offers plenty of parking. There is also a drive-thru and the cashier took pick-up orders over the phone as well. The service is very casual inside the restaurant: you place your order at the register, you are handed a number and you pick up at the counter when the number is called. The kid (I am old so everyone under 25 is labeled “kid”) at the register was nice enough, and when asked about the mahi taco option (grilled vs. fried), he offered that he preferred the grilled option which we proceeded to order. He did not volunteer anything else, but politely waited as my daughter and I struggled with the rest of our selection. We got our drinks from the fountain then found a table near a window. I cleaned the table from the leftover of the previous guest – It was not dirty, but there was some rice on one corner, so I thought it wise to give the whole table a good wipe-down before sitting. Our number was called fairly quickly and 7 tacos turned out to be the way to go. Each taco was reasonably portioned, and my daughter and I shared each one comfortably. We struggled in fact finishing the last two, which turned out to be among our favorites. The best flavors were the chicharon, the mahi and the chorizo. Our least favorites were the carne asada which was was dry and not very “asada” in my opinion, and the chicken was sad the texture of fried tofu… The rest was unidentifiable and not interesting enough for us to invest time in finding out what they were. My daughter is a big fan of churros and ordered them for dessert. A good churro is hard to say no to, but I thought this version to be very resistible. I could taste the grease and I easily passed after one small bite. We took the burrito home and I found that the dryness of the beef was helped by the other ingredients (beans, tomato, cheese) and the salsa verde. For those who live in the area and who like their food on the milder side, El Jefe Luchador does a good interpretation of street-style tacos and other Americanized version of Mexican food. I love the name and the décor and kudos for a fun concept and atmosphere!



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