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.


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.

From Eater:

Miller told Eater yesterday evening that, starting on September 1, they’ll stick to weekends-only (Friday 9 a.m. to sell-out; Saturday and Sunday, 5 a.m. to sell-out) lamb barbacoa, pancita tacos and consome, plus whatever specials they’ve got up their sleeves. Tortas will be reserved for special functions.

The reason is simply a better standard of living. “More time to enjoy life! Visit my grandmother!” said Miller, which is a good enough reason as any.

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

  • August 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Makes no sense. How do you pay the rent on 3 days a week?? Either he’s a trust-funder or they’re having trouble making it work.
    Why don’t they just hire employees? Seems like the logical answer, and it would support their claim of being champions of the immigrant community.

    • August 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Have you ever been Lou? They’re packed on the weekends and most likely make enough money. Why not if u can

      • August 22, 2016 at 9:55 am

        Yes, I’ve eaten there several times, though that is not relevant. It’s simple math. You can’t sell enough $4 tacos in 3 days per week to cover the rent.
        There’s more to the story.

        • August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

          Considering how long Fiorella’s closes for in the summer, I suppose they can make it (though perhaps they own the building at Fiorella’s).

          BTW, if they want, and are able, to just work weekends because they value quality of life over profit, not only do I not have a problem with it, I envy them.

  • August 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Something is off with the guy. The whole sob story, always in the news, seems like he pays for press. Overpriced taco which I’ve had and wasn’t all that. I dont buy his story.

    • August 15, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Nothing is off with the owners. They’re are very nice. If u think the tacos are over priced you’re crazy.

    • August 15, 2016 at 11:03 am

      They want to spend less time working, so they are doing just that. The decision is strictly theirs and apart from not being able to go there certain days it is none of our business. Is there anything grander underneath that that I’m not getting?

  • August 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Choo choo!!

    Keep that underground railroad running with Sanctuary Burritos.

  • August 19, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I know this is slightly off-topic, but the owners of Barbacoa are downright disrespectful to their neighbors. The way they’ve decided upon to deal with their trash–leave it on the neighboring properties– is rude. Their method of addressing issues is curious, too. Rather than engage with their neighbors and, through dialogue, seek a solution, they instead avoid interaction and befriend the power structure (mayor Kenney, who used to live in the next block of 11th St., eats there frequently). That’s not how good people treat their community. Not one they respect, anyway. Little things can say a lot. They need a lesson in civics.

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