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.


Dan and Alyssa have two adopted children and a passion to help others in the process. Combining the Lances passion for adoption with the Gafner’s 15 years of excellence in the food industry they decided to open a restaurant, bar and venue.

The Roost is a Craft Casual American restaurant in the heart of the city they’ve grown to love. Their desire is to make delicious food and drinks, inspired by our California roots and crafted with the greatest of Colorado products. They also want to provide the best local venue to highlight the creatives in the area. 10 percent of all of our profit and merchandise goes to help fund adoptions. Go to theroosterparty.org for details.