Cristina Martinez is a Mexican chef and immigration activist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Martinez is a native of Capulhuac, Mexico, and she is an undocumented immigrant who crossed the border from Juárez into the United States.
Berriozabal-Martinez, son of Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller — chef-owners of Philly’s critically acclaimed taco shop — immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and got his start in the industry manning the restaurant’s taco station. In October, he opened his own weekday torta shop, El Compadre.
Herein, who owns South Philly Barbacoa? >
Chef Cristina Martinez>>
Moreover, when did South Philly Barbacoa open?
Martinez and Miller founded South Philly Barbacoa in early 2014, selling lamb tacos and chickpea-lamb consomme out of a cart parked on the sidewalk at Eighth and Watkins Streets. In 2015, they quit the cart and went the brick-and-mortar route with a location on 11th Street near Morris.
What is authentic barbacoa?
barbacoa, (Spanish: “barbecue”) a method of cooking meat that originated in Mexico; the term also can refer to the meat itself. Traditionally, lamb or goat is slow roasted for several hours in a pit that is topped with maguey leaves.