This past winter, both Mission Taqueria (1516 Sansom St. 2nd Fl.) and Tequilas Restaurants and Bar (1602 Locust St.) had hood fires in their kitchens that shut their businesses down temporarily. Mission was fortunate to reopen in a few days, but the damages at Tequila’s will take 8 months or more to repair which meant that many of their staff would be out of work.
Tequilas’ owner David Suro founded his restaurant back in 1986 and was a pioneer not only in thMission Taqueria Launched the TATEMADO Project, a Special Menu to Help Raise Money for Tequilas Restaurant Mexican food scene but also in the Philly food scene as a whole. Seeing an opportunity to lend a helping hand, Mission Taqueria created the TATEMADO Project. Tatemado is a technique of cooking food by burying it in burning coals. Mission’s new Executive Chef, Alejandro Martín Sánchez, will use this technique to create a TATEMADO section on Mission’s menu featuring five unique dishes such as Coal Roasted Asparagus with Smoked Requeson Crema, and Burnt Tortillas and Charcoal Tamales with Black Beans, and Toasted Coconut.
Not only will will these tasty new menu items please guests but 25% of the proceeds from each dish will go directly to the Suro Staff fund in perpetuity until Tequila’s is able to reopen. Quite literally helping them recover from their fire, by raising funds from the ashes. As an FYI the TATEMADO menu items which launched this week, will be available for dinner only.