Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller of South Philly Barbacoa have been wowing South Philly with their Mexican-style barbacoa, which they sell Sunday mornings at Eighth and Watkins Streets.
On Cinco de Mayo, they will revisit Taproom on 19th with their slow-cooked lamb and pancita steamed in maguey leaves, served with fresh tortillas, consomme and salsas. Their first visit was a sell-out.
Martinez has been preparing this regional delicacy from a very early age. She has run a lamb import/export business in Mexico for 25 years, cooking barbacoa every weekend, and catering large parties. Her husband has been working in the Philadelphia restaurant industry for the past seven years.