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El Jefe Taqueria Garaje

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Eclectic tequila bar serving simple fresh tacos. Located in the heart of downtown Lynchburg! Walk into a restored and repurposed garage, and enjoy a unique dining experience with an open kitchen, friendly bar service, and plenty of deck and patio seating. Our well-stocked​ bar boasts 85 tequilas available in short or long pours.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tacos, salads, and service. All their tacos are excellent and so are the salads! Love their chips too! Worth the wait.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denise G
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, we are so happy to hear from you! Thanks for spending some quality time with us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty consistent service and food...I like just getting their tacos and flavorful selections....mushrooms and the chicken my favorites but don’t stop there I like em all

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tjart
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to visit us friend! We are so happy to hear you loved your food. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Comfortable atmosphere, friendly servers....and friendly chef! Specials the chef comes up with are fabulous, as well as the regular menu. Any age.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank FrequentPasserby
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our service so much! Thanks for letting us know we did a great job. We look forward to having you back in.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Why serve outdoors if its cold, dark and the servers never plan to come see you. We were celebrating a birthday (60th none the less); we made that clear; they acknowledged it, stuck us outside where there is ZERO lights...we couldn't see what we were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Merryl K
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Merryl we are so sorry you did not care for your last experience with us. We apologie and never want our guests to feel anything but welcomed and cared for. Thank you for bringing the issues with your service to our attention, we are sorry...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Been here a few times. The food is average, there are better tacos elsewhere. But the atmosphere and location is great. Has a nice outdoor seating area. Personally, I feel the food and drinks are a little overpriced.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Yubin G
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Hi Yubin, we appreciate you coming by and are happy to know you loved our atmosphere and had some fun. However, we are sorry you were less than impressed with our tacos. Hopefully, on your next visit, we will be able to change your mind....More

Reviewed October 28, 2018

the food is ok, nothing special but the Margaritas are a different story. The house Margarita is excellent. Also sometimes they have a "special", last week it was a margarita with blue berry tequila and it was amazing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 623Austin
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

We are so glad you all came by for a bite! Thanks for the great review. We always appreciate hearing feedback, so we can continually improve.

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch. The place is very artsy beautiful decortation...even in the restrooms! I had the tuna fish tacos. Simply amazing!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sofiaberm
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

We are so grateful you took the time to write this review. Making customers happy is our favorite thing besides making delicious food. 😉 We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The place is small but has a great atmosphere. Just don't recommend large groups due to space. Not really a kid restaurant but they are friendly to it. Great place to meet friends and have some drinks along with great food. Service was friendly and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leslie S
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Leslie! We can't wait to see you more this fall.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The outdoor patio is on the bluff walk where the kids can run around in sight until dinner arrives (quickly)! Best Mexican in Lynchburg hands down.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aliceaustin18
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We hope to see you this fall for more tacos on our patio!

Reviewed September 28, 2018

The tacos and nachos were quite good. The special of the day, brisket quesadillas, were simply outstanding. If the weather allows, be sure and take advantage of the view of the James River on the multi-tiered back decks.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank slovaktoo
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Why thank you, ​friend, we are glad you think so highly of us. We look forward to serving you again!

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It is smoke free. It is 10 minutes to Liberty University, 15 to Lynchburg College, 10 from Virginia University of Lynchburg. It is a small restaurant but does have a porch area that is covered over and heated when cool... More
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