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El Hefe

Restaurants, Mexican River North
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
El Hefe

Time Out says

Enjoy tacos and more at this "super macho taqueria" in River North. Start with chips and housemade guac or salsa and move on to the tacos. Choose from several fillings, including braised beef cheek, carne asada and pork al pastor. Wash it all down with a 20 oz. margarita, or avoid waiting for drinks by booking a spot at a table with a table tap. Pour your own beer and liquor and pay by the pour with this snazzy tabletop technology.



Address: 15 W Hubbard St
Cross street: between State St and Dearborn Pkwy
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 22, 29, 36, 62, 65, 125, 156.
Price: Average entree: $7
Opening hours: Lunch, Dinner
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Users say (3)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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I visited this bar/restaurant during a wine crawl! Compared to the craziness of most of the bars, this placed seeemed very fun. They were prepared for the large crowds, wait time for food and drinks wasn't bad, and we sat at a booth with pour-your-Own beer taps! I also may have seen Fireball on one tap... The elote here was excellent and flavorful veggie tacos as well. Music was of course blaring but as to be expected at a river north bar!


Def a spot for the brodouches of River North to come concoct roofie-garitas for poor, unsuspecting ladies... Especially on Saturday nights. Cramped interior, music gets way too loud, and everything is overpriced, which is to be expected in this neighborhood. The lines are unnecessary and a bit ridiculous. Not my style. 

Really good tacos and I love tacos! They have so many tv's to watch all the games on so if your with a sports fan, it works. Although I hate beer, I tried the  the famous Beergarita and we got one of the many personal table taps. Its a River North destination of sorts and there is always a party atmosphere happening around you!