Photo by Neal Santos
Adam Erace visits Sancho Pistola’s in Fishtown and has praise for chef and partner Adan Trinidad’s food.
The tomato-based Veracruzana sauce forming a crimson moat around the whole snapper is like a Mexican puttanesca — punchy with crushed olives, salty capers and fresh cilantro. The fish’s salamander-broiled skin shone and crinkled like tinfoil, its flesh beneath moist and glistening as it flaked into the chunky sauce dammed by tender peanut potatoes and sweet fried plantains. I’d put it up against any whole fish in the city.
Sancho Pistola’s brings solid Mexican fare and a righteous beer list to Fishtown [City Paper]
Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]
Sancho Pistola’s is kicking off its new guest series, The Fishtown Taco Exchange Program with Will chef/owner, Chris Kearse on Monday, March 24th.
Sancho chef/co-owner Adan Trinidad is collaborating on Kearse on the taco that will be served only between 9 p.m. and midnight on Monday, March 24th.
The Will Sancho? taco is grilled lamb’s tongue, cole slaw and carrot barbecue sauce. Two tacos will be $13.
And since it is Chris' Kearse's taco, we imagine it might be the prettiest taco plate you've ever seen.
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Korean Rib Tacos | Photo by Danya Heninger
Last night marked the opening of Sancho Pistola’s, the second bar from Adan Trinidad, Joe Gunn and Casey Parker, the team behind Center City’s Jose Pistola’s. The bar at 19 W Girard Avenue is turning out serious Mexican dishes and serving up Pistola’s signature great beer.
The food here struck us as a bit more authentically Mexican than what we’ve enjoyed at Jose Pistola’s. Those most authentic dishes were also the most successful as I would rank the spicy pork tacos ahead of the Korean rib tacos and I’d also highly recommend the black bean soup, which was just what the doctor ordered on a very cold night. Well that and some mezcal.
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