Fodor's Expert Review South Philly Barbacoa

$ South Philadelphia Mexican Fodor's Choice
Benjamin Miller and Cristina Martinez have moved their popular weekend taco cart into a permanent no-frills space populated with an industry crowd, Mexican families, food bloggers, and local artists like Isaiah Zagar, whose signature mosaics encrust the restaurant’s facade. The weekend-only hours have are now supplemented by weekday lunch hours, too. The couple’s namesake specialty remains the same: barbacoa, the succulent, slow-cooked lamb of Martinez’s homeland. Miller and Martinez chop the meat with a cleaver and pile it on fluffy corn tortillas, which you top at the salsa station with cactus paddle rajas, onion-laced jalapeno escabeche, chopped cilantro, and fresh lime. Wash 'em down with pastel, tropical fruit aguas frescas in summer and warm, thick, animal-cracker atoles in the winter. Go early; though open until 5 on weekends, they often sell out by 3 pm.
Mexican Casual Breakfast Lunch $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1702 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19148, USA

215-694–3797

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No dinner