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Garces Closing Down Chifa, Opening Cuban Diner



It finally happened. After years of gossipy chatter predicting the end of Chifa, chef Jose Garces has decided to officially close up his Peruvian-Chinese mashup that sits at 707 Chestnut Street. In its place, Garces is opening a Cuban diner concept later this fall. They'll be open for both lunch and dinner, and it's a good bet that the late-night scene will offer up salsa music and impromptu dancing as well.

If you're foggy on what kind of food you'll find at a Cuban diner, Garces has said that the menu will be packed with comfort food like empanadas, Cubano sandwiches, Ropa Veija as well as a malta fountain, milkshakes, and classic Carribean cocktails like mojitos and daiquiris. There's no timeline yet for an exact opening date, but we'll keep you posted.

· Chifa [Official]
· All Jose Garces Coverage [~EPHI~]


707 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA