Chef Roberto Juarez - Blue Corn, 940 S. 9th Street, (215) 925-1010
Located in the heart of the 9th Street Italian Market, Blue Corn truly epitomizes the importance of family. It’s run by the Sandoval siblings, all Philly dining veterans who worked toward a shared goal of one day owning a place of their own. While Roberto Juarez fills the executive chef role here, everyone is quick to deflect praise to other team members. He credits ceviche chef Meximino Sandoval—as well as family members and chefs Patricio Hernandez, Pascual Sandoval and Cupertino Hernandez, who contribute to the menu development from outside of Philadelphia—for turning their 9th Street hotspot into one of the most creative and reliable Mexican restaurants in South Philly.
Philadelphia's Latino Chefs & restaurateurs - Philly's national reputation as a thriving, open-to-all city extends to its flourishing culinary scene, which features a multitude of executive chefs of Latin descent. From nationally renowned luminaries with multiple successful restaurants (Jose Garces, Guillermo Pernot) to upstarts making a reliable name for themselves here (Jezabel Careaga, Adan Trinidad, Cristina Martinez), these talented chefs come from all over Latin America, the Caribbean and South America, bringing a highly diverse set of flavors and traditions to the communal table
7 Facts About Philadelphia's Latino Community - Philly honors Hispanic Culture thought the year with food, fun, and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Thought the year, arts and culture lovers have more to look forward to the such as last years opening of the El Corazon Cultural Center in El Centro de Oro and the North American debut of the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.