Buena Onda – Fresh Fish Tacos opens on Monday, March 16th.
The Garces Group’s Buena Onda is opening on Monday, March 16th on the 1900 block of Callowhill Street. This afternoon, team Foobooz dropped by to get a taste and take a look around.
The brightly appointed taqueria is inspired by the vibe and food of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. That means lots of fish tacos, a surfer vibe and the sound of Los Yaki playing on Buena Onda’s record player.
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Justino Jimenez at the Garage.
Vetri veteran Justino Jimenez is opening Los Jimenez Mexican Cocina, a taco shop at 6th and Oregon that will focus on spit-roasted, Al Pastor style tacos. Food Junkets has the details on the shop which will open around April 1st.
You may have already had Jimenez’s tacos if you have been at the Garage on a night he was in the cart. We have only heard good things about his tacos.
Spit Roasted Al Pastor Focused Taco Shop Coming to 6th & Oregon [Food Junkets]
Los Jimenez Mexican Cocina [Foobooz]
Jose Garces’s Buena Onda will be serving up fish tacos and other tastes of the Baja peninsula starting on Monday, March 16th. The casual restaurant is located in Granary building on the 1900 block of Callowhill Street.
Buena Onda, which means good vibes, aims to channel the chill spirit of Baja peninsula seafood shacks and taquerias.
Garces’s 19th restaurant will offer fish tacos featuring Mahi Mahi and jumbo shrimp. Other items will include carnitas and chicken tacos as well as mission-style quesadillas.
The restaurant will have a liquor license and will serve up fruity and/or frozen margaritas, an exclusive K38 Pale Ale from Yards Brewing and canned Mexican beers.
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Tacos are the most well rounded of lunch options.
Along with the endless supply of uncapped pens and and receipts swimming around at the bottom of my purse, I seem to always have an incredible number of punch cards with a single stamp on them. They beckon to me with their promises. Only 8 more coffees and then I get a free one! Just four more frozen yogurts away from a complimentary 4 oz!
But I can never seem to get it together enough to go back to places as frequently as is required to make good on the offers. Luckily (unluckily?) for me, I have a new punch card now to add to my collection, and it even has a sweet name: the Distrito Blue Demon Express Lunch Club.
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Jose Garces is opening Buena Onda in the Granary building on the 1900 block of Callowhill Street. Buena Onda will join Pizzeria Vetri and Gyu-Kaku on the block. The casual spot, sporting the slogan “Fresh Fish Tacos” will offer tacos, quesadillas and more. The restaurant will have a liquor license, and according to this Instagram photo, Jose Garces’s tenth Philadelphia restaurant concept will offer a selection of cheladas.
Stay tuned for more details. We will all get a chance to try Buena Onda out on Monday, March 16th, when the restaurant opens to the public.
Buena Onda [Foobooz]
Wednesday, Feb. 25 will be the date of the “Tiki-ria” at Taqueria Feliz
Manayunk’s Taqueria Feliz is throwing a Tiki party today through Thursday, February 26th. Food and drink menu additions will be available all three days with the big party with prizes and giveaways happening on Wednesday, February 25th.
Taqueria Feliz is offering $4 Kona Brewing Co. draft and bottles, along with $7 speciality cocktails like the “Azul Hawaiian,” the “My oh Mai Tai,” Lilikoi Margaritas, and Pina Coladas.
The three-course tasting menu is just $21 per person.
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While the sports world is enraptured with the Roman numeral, XLIX, taco lovers in Philadelphia are more excited about XI. Tonight, Sancho Pistola’s is hosting its 11th Fishtown Taco Exchange, and this evening’s dance partner is SpOt Burger. SpOt’s Josh Kim is known for his burgers and Best of Philly winning cheesesteaks, but tonight he will be making beef tenderloin tempura tacos.
The fun kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Sancho’s and two tacos will be $14.
Check out “Sancho Spielbergo’s” video for more details.
Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]
Tacos at La Calaca Feliz
On the Cooking Channel’s Taco Trip, four local taco hot spots will be featured this evening. La Calaca Feliz, Sancho Pistola’s, Union Taco and Tuk Tuk Real will all be making their TV debuts.
Host Aaron Sanchez hits the taco spots trying out everything from a scrapple taco to one of Tuk Tuk Real’s Thai fusion creations. The show debuts at 9:30 p.m. and Sancho’s, Union Taco and Tuk Tuk Real are all hosting viewing parties. Union Taco and Tuk Tuk are both offering $2 tacos. Union Taco is even offering delivery from their Manayunk location if you buy five or more tacos.
Tuk Tuk is also giving away a $25 gift card to the customer who posts the most appetizing photo of them watching Taco Trip and eating the restaurant’s tacos. All posts, tweets, or Instagram pics must be accompanied by #TukTukTacoTrip.
Taco Trip – Philadelphia [Cooking Channel]
Happy 5th Birthday Verdad.
And happy drinking and eating to the rest of us.
In celebration of a successful five years on the Main Line, Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar invites you to stop by tonight to enjoy free tacos and toast to five more with free margaritas. From 5-7 p.m, chef Nick Farina will be preparing pork carnitas and flash fried mahi mahi tacos. Along with your choice taco (1 per person) guests are encouraged to sample a watermelon chili and basil peach margarita. Cast your vote for your favorite mix and Verdad will add the winner to its $5 cocktail special, available for the rest of the summer.
Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar [Official]
Calling all broke college students and anyone else who loves free things and tacos. In order to celebrate Union Taco’s grand opening in Manayunk, the taqueria will be giving away free tacos tomorrow between noon and 2 p.m. Each guest, whether dining in or taking out, will get one taco on the house, but you can enjoy the entire menu, too.
This is Chef Nick Farina’s second Union Taco, and while the menu is almost identical to Northern Liberties’, though you won’t find any flatbreads at the Manayunk location. Yet that didn’t hinder Farina’s enthusiasm for his new opening. “I’m really excited to meet our new clientele and introduce our cuisine to Manayunk taco lovers.” And for you late-night taco lovers, Union Taco will be open until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The new location will be at 4229 Main Street.
Union Taco [Foobooz]
Union Taco [Official]