Philly got a bump of Venezuelan love when TartAreperia 18.64 opened in Fishtown, and then again when Puyero opened in Queen Village, and then again — recently — when Pala’a opened in Ardmore. Meanwhile, Sofia Deleon launched her virtual (for the time being) restaurant, El Merkury, a Guatemalan street fooder that deals pupusas and taquitos via GrubHub and the occasional pop-up at Garage. Plus, we’ve got two Peruvian restaurants already en route to Old City and Northern Liberties. Latin American restaurants are booming in this city, and we couldn’t be happier about it.
The latest: Usaquén, a pop-up-turned-BYOB, now open in Kensington at 1700 N. 3rd Street.