Photo courtesy of La Chingonita

La Chingonita

Philadelphia
Mexican Restaurant
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These days, a lot of openings in Fishtown come from the buzziest chefs or popular restaurant groups, which is part of why La Chingonita, a family-owned and -operated Mexican spot, feels like such a necessary spot for the neighborhood. Chef-owners Rebecca Baez and Omar Martínez started their business cooking out of a roving food truck, and have finally put down roots. The duo offers very good renditions of all the dishes you’ve come to expect from a Mexican spot: succulent burritos jam packed with birria, crispy quesadillas, and even breakfast burritos, which are not as common in this city as we’d like them to be. Grab one of the 20 seats inside this cozy eatery for a quick meal or snag it for takeout.

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