El Jefe’s Taqueria Is Now Open in Harvard Square

The quick-service spot serves til 4 a.m. every night.

El Jefe's Taqueria, Provided

El Jefe’s Taqueria, Provided

If you suddenly find yourself craving carne asada at 3 a.m. this week, head to Harvard Square. El Jefe’s Taqueria softly opened over the weekend, and beginning tonight, it will be open til 4 a.m.

The quick-service spot is a new venture from John Schall, one of the original founders of Fire + Ice and owner of the Harvard Square franchise. El Jefe’s menu features tacos, burritos, chimichangas, bowls, soups, salads, and more, assembled to order on the open line. Extras, like guacamole, refried pinto beans, roasted vegetables, and plantains, are free to add on, and a 50-sauce “Picante Bar” is self-serve. Tacos are $2.25 each, and nothing on the menu is more than $8.50.

In coming weeks, El Jefe’s will also start offering cafe con leche, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos and bowls, and American favorites like scrambled eggs and steel cut oatmeal at 8 a.m. For now, it’s open daily 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.

83 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge, 617-945-1986, eljefestaqueria.com.