Accolades

  • Winner
    The Next Iron Chef
  • Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Restaurants (Distrito, Mercat)
    Esquire magazine
  • Author
    Latin Evolution
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

My Restaurants

  • Tinto
    114 S 20th St
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Amada
    217 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Jose Garces reviews  at post.venue.name
"When in NYC, you gotta stop by the Bocadillo Bar at @nycamada. Grabbed some lunch on the go."
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Chef Jose Garces reviews  at post.venue.name
"Looking forward to getting back up to NYC next week. @ortzinyc has been open for just about a month—and we’ve got some great stuff coming out of that kitchen. Photos: @danielkrieger"
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Chef Jose Garces reviews  at post.venue.name
"I’m cooking up a lobster dinner @estudiophl on June 15th. Visit @theoldebarphl between now and June 11th for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to join me!"
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From My Menu

Chef Marc Vetri reviews Village burger at Village Whiskey
$$ | Pub/Gastropub, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Rittenhouse Square
1 Review
"This is a no-nonsense burger: hand-chopped and twice-ground grass-fed, grain finished Maine beef, Bibb lettuce, tomato, Thousand Island dressing and a soft house-based sesame seed bun."
Chef Jeff Michaud reviews Chicken sandwich at Village Whiskey
$$ | Pub/Gastropub, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Rittenhouse Square
1 Review
"At about midnight, this sandwich from Jose Garces' whiskey and burger bar hits the spot. Layered with sharp Provolone and fiery long hots, the chicken absorbs just the right amount of spice. Wash it down with a perfectly made Sazerac."
Chef Marc Vetri reviews Granada salad at Distrito
$$$ | Mexican
University City
1 Review
"I always get this salad at Jose Garces' West Philly cantina. Loaded with honeydew, jicama, orange, pepitas, and pomegranate seeds, it's always so fresh and yummy."
Chef Bryan Sikora reviews Cochinillo asado at Amada
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Old City
1 Review
"I don't know what else to say aside from the fact that this is pork's version of crème brûlée. It's sticky, rich, and delicious, like a mouthwatering meat pudding."
Chef Sylva Senat reviews Whiskey King burger at Village Whiskey
$$ | Pub/Gastropub, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Rittenhouse Square
2 Reviews
"This burger is a great reward for the crew after a late night and long hours. It's eight ounces of meat topped with maple and bourbon-glazed cipollini onions, Rogue bleu cheese, applewood bacon, and foie gras. Amazing!"