They say, “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and at Vidorra, the phrase is taking on a whole new meaning.
As a fun, bold Mexican-inspired restaurant that doesn’t play small, Vidorra’s latest in menu innovation led to the creation of a four-pound beauty, El Jefe – an 18-inch giant jalapeño cheddar flour tortilla fried until crispy, then stuffed with Vidorra’s signature taco beef, chorizo, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, queso, pico de gallo, guacamole and jalapeños.
Serving two to six for $28, this culinary prodigy joins Vidorra’s lineup of other giant offerings – like the Large Format Vidorrita or Guadalajaran – that are perfect for sharing. Or, if you’re so inclined, keep it all for yourself. Vidorra won’t judge.
“At Vidorra, we enjoy taking an adventurous approach to celebrating Mexican food, drinks and culture,” said Culinary Director, Rodman Shields. “We’re already well-known for our over-the-top cocktails, so true to our innovative spirit, we had to match that vibe with a taco so big our guests won’t believe it until they see it. Food should be an experience, and the El Jefe delivers on that.”
El Jefe is now available at Vidorra’s locations in Deep Ellum and Addison. For more information, visit vidorrarestaurants.com
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I dropped by the TJ’s for a little friendly advice from my favorite fishmonger, Jon Alexis. Alexis suggested for light bites to grab some jumbo shrimp that they prepare fresh each day, and maybe a bit of their signature smoked salmon and large lump crab. This sounded perfect for an evening of wine and conversation, and decided to make tacos out of all the ingredients. Little was I aware but these would be the best tacos that mankind has ever known, I humbly submit. Continue reading →