Jose Garces Closing Restaurant for First Time (It’s in Philly)

Oh, woe.

This Saturday, July 13th Jose Garces will close his Chifa at 707 Chestnut Street after a four year run…This is the first closure of a Garces restaurant.

But oh, joy.

Garces will replace the Peruvian-Cantonese concept with a Cuban diner this fall in the same location. The Cuban diner will offer the likes of empanadas, Cubano sandwiches and Ropa Veija. And in keeping with the diner theme, there will be a malta fountain that will offer milkshakes.