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$70  + Tax/Tip
Mon, 4/15
5:15 PM & 7:45 PM
Passyunk Square

El Chingon

Day 1: 5-Course Revisiting Pueblan Roots Tasting Series

Opened a year and a half ago, this East Passyunk Mexican eatery has appeared on some of the best of the “Best Of” Lists, including Eater’s “Most Essential Mexican in Philly,” Infatuation’s “Best in South Philly,” and—drumroll, please—New York Times’ “50 Most Exciting Restaurants in the US” El Chingon means “a dude who can get the job done,” and Chef/Owner Juan Carlos Aparicio is that guy. After emigrating to the U.S. from Mexico, he got his first job at a Greek bakery in New York City and eventually became head baker for Stephen Starr at Parc, turning out baguettes that put that restaurant on the map. At El Chingon, his cemitas—Pueblan-style sandwiches—are the draw. They come in a dazzling range of beef, chicken, pork, and vegan options. The tacos are amazing too, as are desserts like arroz con tres leches and guava cheesecake. “This is the restaurant Juan Carlos Aparicio has been waiting his whole life to open,” raves Philadelphia Magazine. “And we’re so lucky it’s finally here.” And we’re so lucky we’re going. See you there!

About the Host:

Juan Carlos Aparicio


Hailing from the Puebla state of Mexico, Chef Juan Carlos Aparicio moved to the US in 1994 and began doing pastry work for James Beard Award-Winning restaurateur Stephen Starr in 1999. After years of cooking for renowned restaurants such as Parc, Zavino, and Tredici, he opened El Chingon in 2022.

The Lineup

Courses #1 - #4 will be served family-style. Course #5 will be individually-plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Aguachile Vegano

    heart of palm, avocado, cucumber, red onion, chayote, marjoram, mint, cilantro

  2. Rabbit Tinga Tostadas

    tomato & chipotle sauce, guacachile, cabbage, mexican crema

  3. Birria Flautas

    squid ink corn tortilla, charred chihuahua cheese, chile manzano salsa borracha

  4. Chicken Mole Poblano

    rice, beans, corn tortilla

  5. Dessert Trio

    mini conchas | tres leches rice pudding | coconut key lime cheesecake

El Chingon

1524 S 10th St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
Does this restaurant serve alcoholic beverages?
This restaurant is a BYO establishment, so please feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, please note this restaurant is BYOB, so make sure to bring your own wine and/or beer if you'd like!
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.

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