We’re glad to be dining out again (safely of course), and Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila provides a festive atmosphere in its street seating on Main Street in Longmont. Sourced from local and sustainable ranchers and producers, the menu items at Jefe’s are as fresh as their ingredients, with unique and innovative options, especially on the taco menu. We went 100% vegetarian on a recent visit, not because we don’t eat meat, but because the veggie options were just too intriguing to pass up. The crimini mushroom taco comes with an ample serving of sweet corn sautéed with crimini mushroom, a cilantro-lime crema, fresh cabbage, cilantro and fresh cotija cheese, creating a savory, melt-in-your-mouth experience in every bite. But the squashacado is the real star: diced butternut squash is roasted in Mexican spices with fresh avocado, cilantro crema, pico de gallo and topped with roasted sunflower seeds. If we hadn’t already filled up on chips and fresh guacamole, we would have ordered another.
Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila. 246 Main St., Longmont, 303-827-3790, jefeslongmont.com