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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Travel + Leisure thinks Philly (especially East Passyunk) is one of the best places to travel in 2017

When you think about ideal travel destinations, does South Philly come to mind? Travel + Leisure thought of our wonderful city when compiling a list of 50 best travel destinations for 2017.

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South Philly Barbacoa is one of South Philly’s restaurants mentioned in the article.

While the designation as a travel destination is for the city at-large, almost the entire Philadelphia description is about the East Passyunk area, including Townsend, ITV and South Philly Barbacoa.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Laurel is now a four bell restaurant

This week The Inquirer‘s food critic, Craig Laban, released his “Ultimate Dining” guide, including his 25 favorite restaurants “from fine dining to great neighborhood gems.”

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A number of South Philly’s best were featured in the pages, but two new reviews elevate South Philly’s dining scene even further. Nick Elmi received the highly-coveted four bell spot for Laurel, along with a newly-minted three-bell review for South Philly Barbacoa.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Torta shop from South Philly Barbacoa opening later this month

South Philly Barbacoa recently cut back its hours to weekends-only, which was a disappointment to many customers of the highly-praised restaurant.


Soon you’ll be able to enjoy tortas on weekdays again from co-owner of South Philly Barbacoa, Christina Martinez, and her son, Isaias Berriozabal. Their new shop, called El Compadre, is expected to open in the former Los Taquitos de Puebla location at 1149 S. 9th St. on October 24.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

You’ll no longer be able to visit South Philly Barbacoa on weekdays

When South Philly Barbacoa first opened in a storefront at 1703 S. 11th St., the hours were limited to just weekends. A short time later, the shop expanded to weekday hours.

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Despite the taqueria’s popularity, having just been named one of the best new restaurants in the country, they have decided to revert back to being opened only on weekends.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly Barbacoa makes Bon Appétit’s list of ‘Best New Restaurants’

It has now been a year since South Philly Barbacoa made the move from a small-but-popular food cart to a brick-and-mortar storefront in East Passyunk Crossing.

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The Mexican restaurant from Christina Martinez and Ben Miller is now being called one of the country’s best new restaurants from Bon Appétit magazine. South Philly Barbacoa made the list of 50, along with Fishtown-based Wm. Mulherin’s Sons.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

7 of Zagat’s ’10 Most Important Philadelphia Restaurant Openings’ located in South Philly

South Philly has seen some great new restaurants in 2015.

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South Philly Barbacoa was ranked as #3 on Zagat’s list.

So of course Zagat’s list of “10 Most Important Philadelphia Restaurant Openings of 2015″ includes almost exclusively South Philly spots. Which restaurants made the list?

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly Barbacoa expands weekday hours for lunch

In July, South Philly Barbacoa made a big move from their small food cart at 8th and Watkins to a new storefront at 1703 S. 11th St.

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How cool is this Isaiah Zagar mural on the storefront?

The location was originally set to be open just on weekends, but with such in-demand Mexican food, they’ve now decided to extend their hours to include weekdays.

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