After having such a great experience opening our first original concept in Longmont, The Roost, a craft casual American restaurant, bar and venue, we were so excited to find another great downtown location for our second restaurant. We created Jefes Tacos & Tequila at 246 Main Street, Longmont, Colorado in April of 2016.
Chef/Owner Sean Gafner was raised on a farm in California where his comfort food came from great taco trucks and small Mexican restaurants. Jefes was born out of this deep love for authentic Mexican food as well as a passion for fresh, local, sustainable ingredients prepared in a unique way. Our Menu boasts of great seafood like wild Hawaiian yellowfin tuna, Dungeness crab, wild Pacific snapper & bay shrimp as well as beef and pork raised on a local, organic ranch right here in Longmont by Clint & Mary Kay Buckner.
Jefes’ bar program also combines the authentic with the modern by seeking out over 100 amazing tequila and mezcals and serving them with care and expertise. Customers can sample neat pours by ordering a flight or try them in one of our original signature cocktails. Jefes has 16 draft beer lines pouring incredible local beers as well as imported Mexican favorites.
Another ingredient unique to Jefes is that we’re always bangin’ a great mix of old school hip hop, so you may acquire a new skill of eating tacos while bobbing your head!
Sean & Rebecca Gafner
Since their very first visit, the Gafner’s quickly fell in love with the city of Longmont and couldn’t be more excited to put some roots down in the beautiful state of Colorado!
Our goal is to be a great company to work for. Our plan is to address every negative stigma about restaurant work until people in our industry understand the real value in the work we do. We believe that inviting people into a comfortable environment, feeding them, hosting them as they celebrate life’s greatest moments, as well as gathering through life’s most difficult moments, is an important and honorable way to spend a life.
We’re committed to never stop applying pragmatic innovation that allows us to pay people working in every position of our restaurants the salary they deserve. As well as paying above industry salaries, every employee shares in the profit we make through quarterly bonuses, received paid time off, an employer-matched 401(k)-retirement plan, free memberships to multiple local gyms, free therapy sessions, free chiropractic adjustments, and many other company perks. Learn more at GafnerGroup.com