El Jefe

110 Astro Shopping Ctr, Newark, DE 19711
Monday's hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Queso Blanco con Chile

White melted cheese with the flavor of jalapeño peppers.

Queso Fundido con ChorizoSpicy

Chopped Mexican sausage with white melted cheese dip.

Seafood Queso Blanco

Warm seafood Mexican cheese dip. White melted cheese blended with mouth-watering lump crabmeat, diced shrimp and seafood seasonings.

Salsa Pico de Gallo

A spicy hot relish! A combination of onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeños.

Fresh Guacamole

Homemade fresh daily! Avocado chunks mixed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and lite jalapeños.

Aguacate con Camaron

Shrimp mixed with avocado chunks, served with salted crackers.

Pineapple Pico

Sweet & savory. A combination of our salsa pico de gallo relish: chopped onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeños with sweet pineapple chunks.

Mexi-Dip Sampler

Pick three of the following El Jefe's Mexican Dips. Queso Blanco con Chile, Queso Fundido con Chorizo, Salsa Pico de Gallo, Fresh Guacamole, Pineapple Pico.

Mini-Taquitos Dorados

Mini deep-fried rolled taquitos. Corn tortillas filled with your choice of shredded chicken, shredded beef or shredded pork, served with guacamole and sour cream.

Nachos

Three Nacho chips to choose from: Classic Chili Nachos (The Traditional nacho chips topped with homemade chili and melted white cheese, garnished with lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced scallions, sliced jalapeño peppers, sour cream and guacamole. No Substitutions.); "El Jefe" Nachos (Nacho chips loaded with shredded chicken and shredded beef, refried beans, melted cheese, and topped with lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream.); Crabmeat Nachos (Crispy nacho chips covered with refried beans, melted white cheese, crabmeat, pico de gallo & corn relish and sour cream.)

Mini-Quesadilla

Mini-quesadilla filled with cheese and your choice of Mexican sausage, shredded chicken or mushrooms between flour tortillas. No substitutions.

Jalapeño Poppers (5)

Breaded jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese.

Cocktel de Camarones

Cold-shrimp Mexican cocktail mixed in our own blend of spicy-based tomato sauce with chopped onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and avocado chunks, served with salted crackers. Available also shrimp and octopus cocktail.

"El Jefe" Sampler

Here is your perfect combination of fried mozzarella sticks, mini-cheese quesadilla wedges, jalapeño poppers, mini fried taquitos and a skewer of seasoned grilled shrimp. No substitutions

Shrimp Taco Salad

Grilled shrimp sautéed with bell peppers and onions served on a tortilla shell over a bed of lettuce, refried beans garnished with diced tomatoes, sour cream and Mexican shredded cheese.

Taco Salad

A taco salad shell filled with refried beans, lettuce, diced tomatoes and garnished with sour cream and Mexican shredded cheese. White Mushrooms, Chicken or Steak.

Cactus Salad

Edible Mexican cactus leaf salad mixed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and Mexican queso fresco.

Garden Salad

Mixed leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, croutons and your choice of dressing.

Grilled Chicken or Steak Salad

Citrus-pepper marinated chicken breast or steak served over lettuce with cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, carrots and your choice of dressing.

Rancho Salad

Mixed Greens, diced tomatoes, onions, Mexican queso fresco, avocado chunks finished with creamy chipotle ranch dressing, and crunchy tortilla strips. Vegetarian, Chicken or Steak.

Sopa de Tortilla

Our own version of the popular chicken tortilla soup! A rich tomato base soup combined with shredded chicken and crispy tortilla strips, garnished with sour cream and cilantro.

"El Jefe" Style Chili

Homemade blend of ground beef, beans, vegetables and our special spices topped with onions & shredded cheese.

Chicken Rice Soup

Shredded chicken, Mexican wild-rice, and fresh vegetables in a flavorful broth.

Caldo de Camaron

Shrimp soup with fresh vegetables, Mexican spices in a spicy broth topped with avocado slices, served with tortillas or bread. Served in a large bowl (one size only).

Caldo de Mariscos

A delicious seafood soup with a mixture of fish, baby shrimp, calamari, mussels, crab leg, baby scallops, fresh vegetables and Mexican spices in a spicy broth, garnished with avocado slices, served with tortillas or bread. Served in a large bowl (one size only).

Molcajetes

Three Molcajetes to choose from: Molcajete Estilo "El Jefe" - Spicy (A house specialty! Grilled chicken, steak and Mexican sausage dipped in hot-ranchera sauce topped with scallions, a roasted jalapeño pepper and Mexican queso fresco. Chicken only, Steak only or Chicken & Steak Mix); Seafood Molcajete (A must try! Swordfish, shrimp, baby scallops, mussels, calamari & crab leg dipped in our special mild In-tomato based sauce (recommended) garnished with scallions and a roasted jalapeño pepper. (SPICY) Available in red or green hot-ranchera on Request.); Vegetarian Molcajete - Vegetarian (Portobello mushrooms and edible Mexican cactus leaves char grilled with onions, tomatoes, zucchini and peppers in our special In-tomato based sauce topped with scallions, a roasted jalapeño pepper and Mexican queso fresco.)

Burrito "El Jefe" con Camarones

Fajita style burrito with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and shrimp, covered in melted white cheese and tomato sauce, garnished with pineapple pico de gallo, and served with rice and salad on the side.

Burrito Tex-Mex Dinner

Two of your favorites burritos stuffed with shredded chicken, shredded beef or shredded pork, rice and refried beans, covered with mild green tomatillo sauce, lettuce and diced tomatoes.

"El Jefe" Combo Dinner

This Plate is up to You! - Pick Three or Four of the following Mexican Antojitos: Mini-Burrito; Mini-Quesadilla; Sope; Gordita; Tostada; Tex-Mex or Mexican Taco; Enchilada; Cheese or Chicken Tamal. Combo Entrée served with rice, beans & salad, and your choice of shredded or grilled meat. Vegetarian choices are: mushrooms, beans or cheese fillings. No substitutions.

Pollo en Naranja

Marinated chicken breast in a citrus-white sauce with peppers, onions, tomatoes and Mexican spices, served with rice, and bread or tortillas on the side.

Steak a la Mexicana

Grilled flank steak alongside one cheese enchilada, pico de gallo, grilled scallions, roasted jalapeños and refried beans, served with corn or flour tortillas. No substitutions.

Parrillada d'Carnes "El Jefe"

Selected Grill items on a Platter! A little bit of everything A Combination of our seasoned steak, marinated grilled chicken and mexican sausage link alongside grilled mexican scallions, roasted jalapeños, mexican queso fresco and grilled edible cactus leaf. No substitutions. Add a grilled shrimp skewer to your Parrillada.

Carne Asada

Seasoned and grilled flank steak.

Steak Encebollado

Grilled flank steak sautéed with grilled onions.

Pollo a la Tampiqueña

Charbroiled chicken breast topped with grilled onions & peppers.

Chuleta de Res a la Tampiqueña

12 oz T-bone steak topped with grilled onions and bell peppers. TOP IT OFF: Add a grilled shrimp skewer or sautéed portobello mushrooms.

Platillo al Pastor

Marinated and grilled pork meat in a special seasoned sauce with pineapple slices.

Pollo Asado

Marinated and grilled boneless chicken breast.

Chimichanga

El Jefe's Popular dish in three tasty options: Classic Chimichangas (The traditional chimis'! Two fried or baked flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken or beef, covered in white melted cheese, lettuce, sour cream and diced tomatoes, served with rice and refried beans.); Chimichangas Vegetarianas (Vegetarian chimichangas! Two flour tortillas baked or fried filled with sautéed vegetables: white mushrooms, zucchini, green peppers, onions and tomatoes, smothered in melted cheese, and garnished with lettuce, sour cream and diced tomatoes, served with rice and refried beans. No substitutions.); Chimichanga con Camarones (Shrimp chimichanga! One giant baked flour tortilla filled with shrimp sautéed in our special tomato sauce and covered with melted cheese, garnished with lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream, served with rice and beans on the side.)

Flautas

Dinner Flautas (Four deep-fried and rolled corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken or shredded beef, garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and diced tomatoes, served with rice.); Flautas Ahogadas - Spicy (Four rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken topped with red hot-ranchera sauce, garnished with sour cream, Mexican queso fresco and cilantro, alongside rice. No meat substitutions.)

Chilaquiles

Deep-fried tortilla chips cooked with red or green hot-ranchera sauce, served with grilled chicken and beans. Substitute Steak or 12 oz T-Bone Steak.

Platillo Ranchero

Marinated chicken breast or steak mixed with onions in our special hot-ranchera red or green sauce. Served with rice, beans and tortillas on the side.

Platillo de Milanesa

Your choice of homemade breaded chicken breast or breaded steak served with homemade potatoes, rice and warm tortillas on the side.

Chiles Rellenos

Two roasted chile poblano peppers stuffed with Mexican queso fresco lightly battered and cooked, topped with red-mild sauce and served with rice, refried beans and tortillas.

Chipotle Tilapia

Spicy marinated and crusted tilapia fillet pan grilled served on a bed of shredded lettuce topped with pineapple pico de gallo relish and chipotle mayonnaise alongside rice, homemade potatoes and your choice of warm tortillas.

Camarones a la Diabla

Special seasoned shrimp covered with our red-spicy sauce, served with rice, refried beans, salad and your choice of tortillas.

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

Seasoned shrimp sautéed on garlic sauce, served with rice, refried beans, salad and your choice of tortillas.

Pescado Frito

Whole deep-fried tilapia fish served with homemade potatoes, rice, salad and pico de gallo relish.

Filet Cancun "El Jefe" Style

Boneless tilapia baked to a golden brown topped with shrimp in our special garlic-spicy sauce garnish with pico de gallo and served with homemade potatoes, rice, salad and your choice of warm tortillas or bread.

"El Jefe" Style Fajitas

Our most popular combination of grilled chicken, steak and shrimp fajitas.

Fajitas de Carne

Sliced seasoned & char-grilled steak fajitas.

Fajitas de Pollo

Char-grilled chicken fajitas.

Fajitas Mixtas

Mixed char-grilled chicken and steak fajita slices.

Fajitas de Camaron

Seasoned and grilled shrimp fajitas.

Seafood Fajitas

Char-grilled shrimp and scallop fajitas.

Fajitas Vegetarianas

No Meat. Veggie fajitas with grilled white mushrooms & seasoned vegetables: onions, diced Tomatoes, bell Peppers, carrots, and zucchini. Substitute portobello mushrooms.

Seafood Enchiladas

Diced shrimp & scallops on top of three queso fresco enchiladas covered in pink enchilada sauce, garnished with cilantro and sour cream.

Enchiladas con Cangrego

Three enchiladas filled with jumbo lump crabmeat covered in pink chipotle enchilada sauce and topped with pico de gallo relish.

Enchiladas Mixtas

Pick four from our enchilada fillings: Shredded Beef, Shredded Chicken, Shredded Pork, Cheese, Beans, or Cheese & Onions, then Add Your Favorite Enchilada Sauce. Garnished with lettuce, shredded cheese and sour cream. No substitutions.

Enchiladas Poblanas (Contain Nuts)

Four enchiladas filled with shredded chicken and covered with our special homemade mole sauce, garnished with lettuce, shredded cheese and sour cream.

Enchiladas Verdes

Four enchiladas filled with shredded chicken and covered with a mild green tomatillo sauce, garnished with lettuce, shredded cheese and sour cream.

Queso Fresco Enchiladas

No Meat. Four enchiladas filled with Mexican queso fresco topped in-tomato enchilada sauce, garnished with lettuce, shredded cheese and sour cream. No substitutions.

Meat Tacos

You can MIX & MATCH From three, four, five or more... Meat Tacos Mexicanos or Tex-Mex

Tacos Mexicanos

A soft corn tortilla with your choice of authentic Mexican meat fillings, onions and cilantro on top. Add Mexican shredded cheese.

Tacos Tex-Mex

A taco shell tortilla: soft or hard with your choice of meat, and topped with lettuce, tomato and sour cream. Add Mexican shredded cheese.

Tacos de Pescado

New & enhanced recipe! Three Fish tacos in a soft tortilla smothered in a chipotle mayonnaise sauce filled with grilled tilapia & topped with cabbagecilantro slaw, served with rice or beans on the side. Add Mexican shredded cheese.

Tacos "Borrachos" de Camaron

"Drunken" Shrimp Tacos Three tacos in a soft tortilla filled with grilled shrimp sautéed in a tequila-jalapeño sauce and topped with pico de gallo relish, served with rice or refried beans on the side. Add Mexican shredded cheese.

Quesadilla de Carne

A meat quesadilla filled with cheese and your choice of one of the following meats (roasted or shredded): Chicken, Steak, Pork or Mexican Sausage.

Quesadilla de Camaron

Shrimp quesadilla fajita style filled with cheese, grilled onions & bell peppers.

Quesadilla Vegetariana

Veggie quesadilla filled with cheese, white mushrooms, onions, green Peppers & zucchini. Substitute Portobello Mushrooms.

Burrito Mexicano

Burrito filled with lettuce, diced tomatoes, rice, refried beans and your choice of meat (roasted or shredded): Chicken, Steak, Pork or Mexican Sausage.

Burrito Tex-Mex

Burrito filled with rice, refried beans, and your choice of meat filling (roasted or shredded): Chicken, Steak, Pork or Mexican Sausage. Covered with green mild sauce, and garnished with lettuce and diced tomatoes.

Burrito Vegetariano

No Meat. Veggie burrito with white mushrooms and seasoned vegetables: zucchini, bell peppers, onions, carrots. Substitute Portobello Mushrooms. Your choice of two styles: Veggie burrito Mexicano style without Sauce, or Veggie burrito Tex-Mex style with green mild sauce.

Burrito Ranchero

A stuffed burrito with rice, refried beans, chopped Mexican sausage, roasted chicken, steak, onions, and jalapeños. Covered with hot-ranchera sauce and garnished with lettuce and diced tomatoes.

Burrito "El Jefe" con Camarones

Fajita style burrito with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and shrimp, covered in melted white cheese and tomato sauce, garnished with pineapple pico de gallo, and served with rice and salad on the side.

Tostadas de Carne

Two meat tostadas topped with refried beans, your choice of shredded meat garnished with lettuce, sour cream and diced tomatoes.

Tostadas de Frijoles

No Meat. Two bean tostadas topped with lettuce, sour cream & diced tomatoes. Add crumbled Mexican queso fresco.

Tostada de Camaron

One Shrimp tostada mixed with onions, diced tomatoes, fresh jalapeños marinated in lime juice, and topped with avocado slices.

Tostada de Ceviche

One Lime marinated red snapper ceviche tostada with onions, diced tomatoes and fresh jalapeños, garnished with avocado slices.

Torta de Carne

Meat torta. Toasted bolillo roll smothered in mayonaisse, lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacamole and your choice of meat.

Torta de Queso & Vegetales

Vegetable & cheese torta. A bolillo roll smothered in sour cream and refried beans, filled with grilled onions, diced tomatoes, Mexican queso fresco and guacamole. No substitutions.

Torta Portobello Vegetarian

A bolillo roll smothered in chipotle mayonaisse with sautéed portobello mushrooms, pico de gallo relish and lettuce. No substitutions.

Mexican Rice

Refried Beans

Sour Cream

Sm. Side Salad

Lettuce and diced tomatoes garnished with sour cream

Fried Scallions

Avocado Freshly-Sliced

Order of Fresh Lime

Corn or Flour Tortillas

French Fries or Homemade Fries

Mexican Shredded Cheese

Mexican Queso Fresco

One side of our homemade sauces

Fresh salsa, Red sauce, Green sauce, Mole sauce, Hot-ranchera green or red sauce.

Jalapeño Peppers

Your choice: roasted, pickled, or slice peppers

Lunch Enchiladas

Two enchiladas filled with your choice of: Shredded Chicken, Shredded Beef, Shredded Pork; Cheese, Cheese & Onions, or Beans. covered in any of our popular mild-enchilada sauces and served with rice on the side. Spicy enchilada sauce available upon request.

Lunch Meat Torta

A hearty Mexican sandwich in a toasted bolillo roll smothered in mayonaisse, lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacamole and your choice of meat. Served with french fries on the side.

Lunch Chilaquiles

Deep-fried tortilla chips mixed in our special red or green spicy sauce, served with one over-easy egg, and refried beans on the side.

Huevos Rancheros

Two over-hard fried eggs served upon a crispy corn tortilla topped with ham & hot-ranchera red or green sauce (optional), served with refried beans, rice and tortillas on the side.

Huevos con Chorizo

Seasoned fresh scrambled eggs cooked with chopped mexican sausage, served with refried beans, rice and tortillas on the side.

Huevos a la Mexicana

Mexican-style scrambled eggs mixed with salsa pico de gallo, served with homemade potatoes, refried beans and tortillas.

Huevos con Jamon

Scrambled eggs with ham and onions, served with refried beans, homemade potatoes and tortillas.

Lunch Chicken or Steak Fajitas

Tender slices of chicken or steak fajitas grilled with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers wrapped in two flour tortillas and garnished with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream, served with your choice of rice and refried beans.

Lunch Shrimp Fajitas

Seasoned and grilled shrimp fajitas mixed with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers wrapped in two flour tortillas and garnished with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream, served with your choice of rice and refried beans.

Lunch Quesadilla Vegetariana

No Meat. Vegetarian quesadilla filled with cheese, mushrooms, onions, green peppers & zucchini, served with lettuce, diced tomatoes & rice or beans on the side. White Mushrooms or Portobello Mushrooms.

Lunch Quesadilla de Carne

Meat quesadilla folded and filled with cheese and your choice of meat (shredded or roasted) served with lettuce, diced tomatoes & rice or beans on the side. Add sour cream.

Lunch Chimichanga

A fried or baked flour tortilla, filled with shredded chicken or shredded beef, covered in white melted cheese, and garnished with lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream, served with rice and refried beans.

Lunch Shrimp Chimichanga

One fried or baked flour tortilla filled with shrimp smothered in white melted cheese and tomato-based sauce, garnished with lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream, served with rice and refried beans.

Lunch Flautas

Two deep-fried and rolled corn tortillas, filled with your choice of shredded chicken or shredded beef, garnished with sour cream, lettuce and diced tomatoes, served with rice.

Lunch Flautas Ahogadas

Two rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken topped with hot-ranchera sauce, sour cream, crumbled Mexican queso fresco and cilantro, served with rice. No meat substitutions.

Cheese Chile Relleno (extra)

Chicken or Cheese Tamal

Enchilada or Mini-Burrito

Shredded Chicken, Shredded Beef, Shredded Pork, Cheese, or Beans

Tostada

Ham, Shredded Beef, Shredded Chicken, Shredded Pork, or Beans

Tex-Mex or Mexican Style Taco

One kids-Enchilada

Choose one filling: Beans, Cheese, Shredded Beef or Shredded Chicken topped with mild enchilada sauce and garnished with lettuce and sour cream.

Kids Pollo Empanizado

Crispy and juicy fried chicken fingers.

Kids Sandwich de Queso

Grilled cheese sandwich.

Kids Sandwich de Jamon & Queso

Grilled ham & cheese sandwich.

One kids-Quesadilla

Cheese or Cheese & Ham.

Kids Hamburguesa con Queso

Cheese burger topped with lettuce & diced tomatoes.

One kids-Taco

Choose one filling: Shredded Beef or Shredded Chicken in a soft or hard shell tortilla with lettuce & diced tomatoes. Add Mexican shredded cheese.

Kids Pescado Empanizado

Fried and breaded fish strips.

Fried Ice Cream

Deep-fried vanilla ice cream rolled in a crispy coating served in an edible cinnamon-sugar tortilla bowl, topped with chocolate sauce & whipped cream.

Ice Cream Nachos

a.k.a CRISPITOS CHIPS! A bowl of crispy flour chips dusted with cinnamon-sugar topped with ice cream, whipped cream and drizzle with honey & chocolate sauce.

Homemade Flan

A must-try! Mexican style custard topped with caramel, and whipped cream on the side. Add a scoop of ice cream.

Chocolate Cake

Rich chocolate cake with a soft double chocolate center served warm topped with chocolate sauce & whipped cinnamon cream. Add a scoop of ice cream.

Churros

Sweet, rolled pastry dusted in a cinnamon and sugar mix with your choice of chocolate or caramel sauce for dipping, served with a scoop of ice cream.

Sweet Taquitos

El Jefe's version of this sweet treat! Deep-fried flaky pastry tortilla filled with cream cheesecake, rolled in cinnamon-sugar, topped with caramel sauce & whipped cream. Add a scoop of ice cream.

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