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El Jefe Taqueria Garaje

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
1214 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1802
+1 434-333-4317
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“tacos” (84 reviews)
“chorizo” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1214 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1802
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was tasty and the atmosphere was fun. The food is a little overpriced, in my opinion. I can live with all of that. The problem for me (first visit) was the service and service recovery (or lack thereof.) One of our orders was...More

Thank tkbocl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I are at Liberty University for a few day hockey clinic. We both like Mexican so tried this place based on others reviews. Food was great. They have a fairly simple menu of primarily different tacos. We had pork and beef and...More

Thank Hokiecruiser
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review, friend! We are so glad you came by while in town and got to experience our menu and patio area. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place for great food--but not ambiance unless you like sitting outside, which I do. Their fish tacos are great!

Thank Lynn W
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for spending time with us, Lynn. Yes, we love being casual and serving up some fresh and delicious meals to new friends. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely love coming here with friends and family. Great atmosphere and great food! Highly recommend the fish tacos! Down side is chips and salsa isn't free so be aware of that when the waitress asks if you want chips and salsa!

Thank TakeMoreAdventures
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the recommendation! We are so happy you enjoyed your fish tacos and our atmosphere. Come see us soon!​

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I arrived around 6pm on Wednesday, and were seated and served very quickly. At the time we arrived the specials were $5 Margaritas and buy 2 Tacos get 1 Free. I had 2 chicken tacos and 1 “El Jefe” taco. They were...More

Thank garrettsshue
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Garrett, thanks for the excellent review! We love hearing that our guests had a great meal and fun time while visiting. We can't wait to have you back in.

Reviewed May 18, 2018

One of my favorite places to go for lunch or a wonderful Saturday brunch Portions are generous; great flavors for tacos and guacamole and honestly the best bloody Mary you will ever have anywhere! In good weather there are lots of tables outside but I...More

Thank Amy D
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Amy! We sure enjoy seeing you and would be happy to mix up another Bloody Mary on your next visit.

Reviewed May 2, 2018

My family came in from out of state to visit. We took them to downtown Lynchurburg, because it is so beautiful and we like to support local businesses and believe in the importance of supporting local businesses as our family work for locally owned and...More

1  Thank Tarheelchick74
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Hey friend, we appreciate you supporting downtown's local businesses. However, we are sorry to hear we won't be seeing you in El Jefe, we understand. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed April 20, 2018

Sat at bar with friends for drinks and dinner. Very good tacos and an excellent tequila selection. Was a lively place, but not so noisy that we couldn't hear each other.

Thank JeanneClaude
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thanks for the positive feedback, we love hearing what our guests thought of their visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 16, 2018

This place makes a great lunch salad. The food is fresh, decor is fun, and the staff was friendly. I sat at the bar because they were full for lunch and on a wait, but it was worth it!

Thank prellyann
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Hi friend, we appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you much more!

Reviewed April 15, 2018

All i can say is when you make sure you get the pitcher of margarita's. Also have a few shots of tequilla. Atmosphere is great!

Thank petty2bein07
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thanks for the recommendation! We hope you had as much as we did on your​ visit.

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Response from Q919AClisad | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-333-4317
Description
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.
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