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Chicago restaurants and barsEl Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Chicago is not your average taco joint. Yeah, we serve up delicious little tortillas full of flavor, but we also boast the best Tortas and Beer-Garitas in Chicago. You might just have to try it to decide for yourself!

Hmmm, how can we describe El Hefe? Think Dia de Los Muertos – but with style (and great-looking servers)! Have you ever tried a beer-garita?! Come in, be charmed and leave full!

At El Hefe we dish up all kinds of tacos: Pork al Pastor, Braised Beef, Duck Carnitas, Chicken, Carne Asada and more! And they don’t stop there – add in an entrada (appetizer), Hefe Dog, Torta or finish off the meal with a dulce (dessert).

Are you more concerned with the beverage? El Hefe has some of the best Margaritas we’ve ever sipped. Grab one – or a beer-garita, frozen marg, beer, boxed wine (seriously!) – the list goes on and on!

How do you say “Cheers” in Spanish? At El Hefe we have earned it!

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Don’t Take Our Word For It..

“This is is a really cool place on Hubbard St for drinks, dancing, and good music. We loved it so much that we came back the next night for round 2!

HIGHLIGHTS: Beer taps AT YOUR TABLE. Help yourself to beer?! Yes please. Fireball on tap at the table… WHAT?! We almost couldn’t believe it until we started pouring our own beers (and shots). Great Ambiance- contemporary decor with a hint of Mexican flair. Pro DJ(s)- high energy dance music had us starting the dance floor 2 nights in a row.

We didn’t order food here, but as we arrived, there were several groups finishing up their plates. It looked appetizing. We sprung for large margaritas to start off the night, and mixed in some other drink orders along with the self-serve taps.

TAPS: 3 beers + fireball on tap. There’s a digital display that shows how many ounces of each drink you’ve poured, and they charge by the ounce….”

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"I haven't gone here in the evening yet, but I've come with my sis for midday drinks and lunch. Lena was our bartender and server and she was a gem. I'm vegan...a very "don't worry about me, I just won't eat while I'm here because I don't want to bother people with my food allergies" kind of vegan. Well, Lena wouldn't accept that. She forced me to let her help me (because she's adorable like that!)...and I ended up having the most delicious Mexican tortilla soup (sans all meat/dairy) and pico, guac, and verde was totes delish..."
"After walking several blocks & reading menus of restaurants that were recommended to me (& passing) I smelled something Delish coming from this place & decided to give it a try. (Be sure you bring an id if it's after 8pm) they offered all fresh & unique twists on tacos, fajitas & the like...very different flavor combinations that didn't sound great but were phenomenal! Great price point & our server Andi was on top of it...never letting our water reach empty. Will be looking for the original location in Scottsdale next time I'm there. Try this place! You won't be disappointed. "
"Walking back to our hotel we noticed this was busy at 11am on a Saturday, so we popped in. Cinco de mayo theme with beautiful women walking around is enough to stay for a drink. We ended up ordering the most delicious food and drinking awesome Mojitos. The guacamole is fresh and amazing. I ordered chicken fajitas, which came out on a sizzling plate and was by far my favorite meal while visiting Chicago. Too bad we fly out in a few hours, otherwise we would have stayed and enjoyed the rest of the celebration. "
"Whether you are out for lunch, dinner, or bottle service El Hefe has got all the bases covered. This restaurant serves up some delicious tacos that keep you coming back for more. The Beef cheek (yes I know it sounds odd), the Duck Carnitas, & Mahi Mahi are my favorite tacos. For drinks I always seem to get the Salty Chihuahua. It has muddled jalepenos & the sweet/spicy flavor combination is delicious."