South Philly Barbacoa among Bon Appétit’s 10 best new restaurants in America
Earlier this month, Bon Appétit magazine named two Philadelphia restaurants to its list of 50 best new restaurants in America. Now, one of those Philly eateries has moved on to the magazine’s top 10.
Earlier this month, Bon Appétit magazine named two Philadelphia restaurants to its list of 50 best new restaurants in America. Now, one of those Philly eateries has moved on to the magazine's top 10.
Bon Appétit this week ranked South Philly Barbacoa as its sixth best new restaurant in America on its "The Hot 10" list, placing it ahead of spots such as New Orleans' N7 and New York City's Wildair. Pittsburgh's Morcilla, however, edged out the South Philly favorite, coming in at number four overall.
Senior editor Julia Kramer praised the East Passyunk spot's barbacoa in her writeup, noting that it is "so tender it looks ready to melt." South Philly Barbacoa's tacos and consommé, meanwhile, are "unimaginably delicious," Kramer added.
After starting their business as a food cart, South Philly Barbacoa owners Christina Martinez and Ben Miller opened up their physical location in East Passyunk last year. Last month, Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan called the restaurant his "current favorite taqueria in Philly."
Some changes, however, are coming to the restaurant. Starting in September, hours will be reduced to weekends only, and Martinez and Miller's famous tortas are coming off the menu so the duo can "relax and enjoy life."
South Philly Barbacoa's placement on Bon Appétit's "Hot 10" list is yet another shoutout for Philadelphia restaurants from the magazine this month. Last week, Bon Appétit named Philly Style Bagels' classic lox sandwich the "best new sandwich in America."