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“After operating as a truck throughout the city, Rebecca Baez and Omar Martínez finally opened up a brick-and-mortar in Fishtown in the spring of 2022. Now this family-owned spot is serving up tortas and tacos within a stone’s throw of the neighborhood’s main strip, which is reason enough to support them. But their Mexican food is also fresh and flavorful, especially the vegan tinga tacos and the tacos de suadero. 413 East Girard Avenue.“
Read the whole article by MADDY SWEITZER-LAMMÉ and HANNAH ALBERTINE HERE!
La Chingonita — the beloved roving Mexican food truck run by chefs Rebecca Baez and Omar Martinez — has found a permanent home on Girard Avenue where, if you catch them during the daytime lunch hours, Baez and Martinez will serve you carnitas tacos, tortas, and conchas that will change your life. Keep a lookout on social media — the menu changes often.
Check out the full article here.
We’re trying out an earlier schedule this Sunday, May 28th!
Come out 10:00AM – 2:00PM to be the first to try this prototype menu!
The One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection, My Broken Language–Quiara Alegría Hudes’ memoir of coming of age in 1980s and 90s Philadelphia–is a testament to the power of story-keeping and building a community archive of Philly’s Latinx voices.
Join us for a special evening co-curated with the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) that includes the screening of their 2022 LOLA Award Nominees — Los Shorts highlighting experiences of African Descent (afrodescendientes) and/or the Afro Latino Diaspora.
Guests will also enjoy a happy hour and delicious light fare curated by GUSTO.
PHLAFF’s mission is to nurture emerging and established Latine/x/a/o creatives and filmmakers by celebrating the richness and diversity of our cultures and experiences, while fostering cross-cultural understanding and dialogue.
For more information on the film selections: 2022 LOLA Award Nominees — Los Shorts
The event will take place in the Skyline Room on the 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library. Masks are strongly encouraged.
–One Book, One Philadelphia
Owners and chefs Rebecca Baez and Omar Martinez will finally be opening up a brick-and-mortar version of their popular pop-up taco cart at 413 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown. The plan has been in the works since the fall of last year, but the restaurant is going to become a reality in the near future.
The current pop-up menu will be the main menu for the restaurant as they open. You’ll see all the favorites, like the classic tacos: with chicken, carnitas, steak, and chorizo, the specialty tacos: shrimp, beef birria, al pastor, and tinga vegana, or the vegan version of the tinga taco that is usually made with chicken or beef and a red sauce. The tinga vegana uses oyster mushrooms. The restaurant will also add tortas, a Mexican-style sandwich, churros, and daily specials. As for drinks, the restaurant will not serve alcohol but will have Aguas Frescas like limonadas, horchata, and agua de jamaica which is a sweet hibiscus drink.
The owners told What Now Philadelphia, when we reached them by phone, that they also hope to start offering breakfast items “after we get into the swing of things” and that their planned hours of operation will be 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
– Dolores Quintana – What Now Philly
La Chingonita opens a permanent location in Fishtown
A couple of months ago, we got word that the team behind La Chingonita food truck was working on a brick-and-mortar in Fishtown. Well the time has finally come: Owners Rebecca Baez and Omar Martinez took to Instagram last week to announce that they’ve opened their space at 413 East Girard Street (formerly Sketch Burger). Tuesday is the grand opening. They’ve got tacos, tacos and more tacos on the board, elote (the perfect summer food), quesadillas and burritos — a simple, tight menu that made the truck so popular. Here’s hoping it works for the home base, too.
-Jason Sheehan / Philly Mag