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South Philly Barbacoa’s New Sister Restaurant Is Almost Open … Sorta

Last month, we reported that South Philly Barbacoa is opening a new restaurant in the space that used to house Koukouzeli, at 1134 South 9th […]


South Philly Barbacoa’s Cristina Martinez Has a New Restaurant in the Works

South Philly Barbacoa’s Cristina Martinez is partnering with Dionicio Jimenez, of El Rey, for a new restaurant. The restaurant, which will be named Casa Mexico, is going […]

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GQ Magazine Names Philly “City of the Year”

GQ magazine has affirmed what every Philadelphian has known deep down in their hearts since February: Philly is the City of the Year. The only […]

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South Philly Barbacoa Will Be Featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table

Netflix just released the lineup for season five of their much-lauded Chef’s Table series, and one of our own is being featured. Cristina Martinez, co-owner […]


South Philly Barbacoa Was on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

We got word a few weeks ago that none other than pioneering late-night host Samantha Bee was filming a segment in Philly for her show Full […]


South Philly Barbacoa Has Returned

South Philly Barbacoa reopened in a new space at 9th and Ellsworth over the weekend, just a few doors down and across the street from […]

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Help South Philly Barbacoa Move Into a Larger New Space

South Philly Barbacoa is looking to expand. In a Facebook post, the renowned taco and torta spot — which is always packed on weekends and […]


Catch South Philly Barbacoa on Ugly Delicious, Netflix’s New Documentary Series

Over the weekend, Netflix debuted a new chef-driven documentary series: Ugly Delicious, starring Momofuku’s David Chang, who explores some of our most-loved dishes — pizza, barbecue, fried […]


South Philly Barbacoa Will Close This Month

We weren’t lying when we said South Philly Barbacoa had big plans for 2017. Cristina Martinez‘s weekend barbacoa restaurant will close its colorful East Passyunk storefront at 13th […]


South Philly Barbacoa Has Big Plans for 2017

The freedom fighters at South Philly Barbacoa and PAUWR, Cristina Martinez and Benjamin Miller, are organizing Philly restaurants for a May 1st general strike that […]


Get in On These Han Dynasty-South Philly Barbacoa Collaboration Dumplings

Han Dynasty’s Han Chiang is an immigrant. He hates Trump, too — even the mention of the president’s name could get you kicked out of his restaurant. He […]


James Beard Finally Acknowledges Philly’s Little Guys (and Gals) for its 2017 Semifinalists List

This story has been updated. The almighty James Beard Awards Committee rarely ever left its comfort-zone when it came down to Philadelphia restaurants. Year after year, it […]


South Philly Barbacoa Named to Bon Appetit Top Ten

Bon Appetit has announced its annual Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America and Philadelphia’s South Philly Barbacoa placed 6th on the list. Deputy editor Andrew […]


South Philly Barbacoa Getting a Storefront

South Philly Barbacoa, the Mexican food cart sensation from Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez is getting a storefront. The cart has been a weekend destination […]


South Philly Barbacoa Cart Launches Sunday

Earlier this month we told you Benjamin Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez were looking to open a South Philadelphia Barbacoa at 1002 Watkins Street. […]