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A Spanish Restaurant With Celebrity Ties Is Going Into the Old Boyd Theater

Further proof of Philly’s restaurant boom

Grand Opening Celebration of TATEL Miami
Rafael Nadal and Enrique Iglesias at the opening of Tatel Miami on March 20, 2017
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A celebrity-owned, Madrid-based restaurant with locations in Ibiza and Miami is heading to, of all places, Philly. Tatel will open in the former Boyd Theater at 1908 Chestnut Street, reports The historic art deco movie theater, opened in 1928, was demolished in 2015 after efforts by conservation groups to save it failed. A tower is going up in its place — and three stories of that tower will be Tatel.

Singer Enrique Iglesias and star athletes Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer), Rafael Nadal (tennis), and Pau Gasol (basketball) are partners in Tatel’s first U.S. location, in Miami at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, along with Abel Matutes Prats and Manuel Campos Guallar. According to, the Spanish restaurant is inspired by the Roaring Twenties, with an “elegant ambiance with blue Spanish chairs, black terrazzo floor and an opulent copper booth for DJs to spin every night.” Philadelphians can likely expect a similarly stylish vibe.

Tatel won’t be ready until late summer or early fall of next year, Michael Klein reports. In the meantime, take a look at the Miami menu (complete with Miami prices) here. For those who can’t wait for their paella, Barcelona is open on East Passyunk now and Townsend Wentz’s Oloroso should be open in October.