We have had such an amazing year in Longmont opening our first original concept, The Roost, at 526 Main Street, in March of 2015. We are so stoked to open our second concept, Jefes Tacos & Tequila, at 246 Main Street in Longmont, Colorado in April of 2016.

Though both Dan and myself truly love the craft casual American cuisine being produced at The Roost, tacos are our comfort food. Born and raised in California, we were so often fed by great taco stands and Mexican restaurants. Jefes is born out of this deep love for authentic Mexican food as well as a passion for fresh, local ingredients.

With a full bar, Jefes Tacos & Tequila will combine the authentic with the modern, both in food and drink. From $2 street tacos with a $4 fresh squeezed margarita to seared Ahi tacos with a modern Mezcal cocktail, Jefes has what it takes to please every palate.

Hours of operation will be 11:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days per week, so that we can all go to The Roost for great live music every Friday and Saturday night.

Sean Gafner is the Executive Chef/Partner of both Jefes and The Roost. Emily Branca is the General Manager and Ryan St. George is the Bar Manager. Also in common with The Roost, Jefes will give 10% of all profits towards funding adoption from the day the doors open.


Jefe’s and The Roost have a heart to help families with the high cost of adoption. Dan and Alyssa Lance had a dream to start a for-profit business that could give back to the non-profit that they had started to help fund adoptions. The idea was born to start a restaurant in the heart of Longmont, the city they had grown to love. The missing ingredient was the person with the expertise to make the restaurant thrive. That’s when a phone call to Dan’s friend Sean Gafner came who was living back in Redding. He was running multiple restaurant concepts that were thriving but he had a dream to own a concept of his own. Sean and Rebecca and their four kids moved out at the beginning of 2015 and The Roost was born three months later, a restaurant, bar, and venue in the heart of downtown Longmont. A year later the Gafner’s and Lances opened their second restaurant, Jefe’s that specialized in tacos and tequila. From day one the two restaurants have committed to giving 10% of their profits to helping families in the process of adoption. For more information about the families we support and helpful links about adoption please visit www.theroosterparty.org