Afro-Cuban Pop-Up Coming to Philly for One Night

Chef Wheeler del Torro, who has made a name for himself with vegan ice cream and pop-up restaurants in Boston (and elsewhere), is bringing Barrio, his Afro-Cuban pop-up restaurant to Philadelphia for one night.

On Saturday, March 31st, del Toro will open in an undisclosed venue and serve food that combines the spices and flavors of Havana street food with global influence. Del Torro says, “‘Barrio is all about encouraging people to explore different parts of their culinary repertoire.”

Potential guests are asked to complete an application to request invitations. To more ticket information, contact


sopa de frijoles negro
black bean soup, toasted cumin & coriander, cilantro, lime

yuca con mojo
slow cooked yuca, citrus-garlic mojo, shaved onions

moros y cristianos
cuban black beans & rice, sofrito, oregano

ensalada de mango
simple mango salad, lime, kosher salt, chili

ropa vieja de hongos
ragout of oyster, maitake, & cremini mushrooms, sweet peppers, tomato

arroz con leche de almendras
simple rice pudding, almond milk, cinnamon, raisins

torta de guyaba y piña
cast iron corn cake, guava glaze, grilled pineapple