El Jefe Luchador – Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

When Mike Saperstein and Evan David (owners of one of South Florida’s best Burger joints Charm City Burger Company) announced El Jefe Luchador earlier this year I was ecstatic for a couple of reasons. Over the course of the last couple of years I’ve become a giant fan of authentic Mexican food and I’ve been a fan of wrestling as long as I can remember. My grandfather wrestled under a mask in South America and Cuba but that’s a story for another day.

The first thing that I noticed when I walked in was the wall of Mexican Wrestling Masks on the wall:

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Followed by the wallpaper on both sides of the place:

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Once I reached the front I took a good look over the menu. You have the option to choose your protein from Carnitas, Al Pastor (from an actual spit), Pollo Asada, Carne Asada, Barbacoa, Chorizo and Hongos y Name. There are also combos with “Compinches/Sidekicks” and a drink. My wife chose the combo with a Mexican Bottle Drink (Mexican Coke or Jarritos).

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Before we took our seats we checked out the Salsa Bar and took some Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde and a couple of limes. Both had some heat so if you’re on the wimpy side I would steer clear.

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

I’ve had plenty of Mexi-Corns over the last few months and this one is tops. The Cotija Aioli on it was so good that my wife housed the corn. I was only able to get in a couple of bites but I’m definitely coming back for that. We also had an order of El Nacho Libre w/ Chorizo which came with some of the best Crema I’ve ever tried, some good stuff.

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

I opted to not create my own tacos and went with El Santo and Mistico tacos. El Santo (carne asada, corn, cojita cheese, pico de gallo) and Mistico (barbacoa, mushrooms, oaxaca cheese, mole negro, caramelized onion, and truffle crema) were my opponents. They didn’t stand a chance. I liked El Santo he was a good competitor but Mistico took the cake for me. Just when I thought the Crema couldn’t get any better they do it up with Truffle. I could easily put down 3 of these and I probably should have.

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Last but not least we have Vampiro who used to be one of my Mexican wrestling faves. In this incarnation he’s a Torta. A Torta is Mexico’s version of a sandwich and I find it’s success depends a lot of times on the bread used. Vampiro (pollo asado, salsa roja, oaxaca cheese, jalapeños, guacamole, refried beans and lettuce) was nicely toasted and could have easily made a great home for whatever combination you can come up with. I was stuffed at this point and really only took about 2 bites of it. My ride home was a bit long and the first thing I thought of when I arrived was Vampiro.

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

I removed the lettuce (not a fan) and reheated it on my press. I was good to go till I thought about Mistico again. If that wasn’t bad enough I started planning what I’m gonna have next time. Ultimo Dragon (carnitas, hoisen salsa, and kimchee slaw) and El Jefe Luchador (al pastor, grilled pineapple, fried sweet potato, queso blanco and salsa verde) are at the top of that list but that could change like with any good wrestling match.

P.S.: Try the Flan.

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

El Jefe Luchador
27 South Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954-246-5333

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  • Have to admit, I’m completely addicted! I cannot wait until they open for lunch!!!!

  • That’s great. Do they have a trompo for their al pastor meat?

  • I had the “Dos Loco Gringos” tosta and let me tell you its was mouthgasmic!! Brought along my friend who’s a mexian and he was impressed!! Love the food, love the concept, love them period!!

  • tpigeon

    Funny, I got all the stuff you wanted to get next time. Dragon is awesome, but the El Jefe was my least favorite thing (I had 5 of the do it yourself tacos and the other torta with sausage and cheese). The ingredients in El Jefe were all good but I just did not care as much for the combo as the other items I ahd. Totally a personal taste thing and not execution.

    I can’t believe I was stupid enough to overlook the corn but I was craving tacos.

  • jo mama

    Order it ever day the quesdila is off z chain