Jose Garces can pretty much do no wrong. From his roles as executive chef at both Alma de Cuba and El Vez in the Starr Restaurant empire, to his initial Spanish specialty restaurants of Amada, Tinto and Mercat a la Planxa (in Chicago). From branching out to the Peruvian/Cantonese fusion cuisine of Chifa to his Mexico City-inspired Distrito in University City. From his whiskey bar venture of Village Whiskey to his BYO/wine store hybrid of Graces Trading Company. From his elevation to Iron Chef America to, most recently, his domestic-centric JG Domestic. The public (specifically, Philadelphia) flocks to and eats up just about anything in which he’s involved.
So it should be no surprise that Guapos Tacos, his latest venture in what is already a hot trend of food trucks, would debut for the public at13th and Chancellor last night to much anticipation and demand. Guapos had previously done industry-only events and private servings for Garces Restaurant Group employees. Announced only one night before its inaugrual public appearance, Guapos had over 30 people were eagerly waiting in line by the time it starting serving at 10:30 p.m.