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Jose Garces Restaurants in Philadelphia

Jose Garces Makes Philly More Delicious

Latin-American chef Jose Garces rose to prominence in the food world after he opened Amada in Old City in 2005. Since then, Garces has changed the face of Philadelphia’s dining scene and, in the process, gained national recognition.

To date, he’s opened nine restaurants in Philadelphia — Amada, Olde Bar, Tinto, Distrito, Village Whiskey, Volvér, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic and Buena Onda — and six more across the country. In 2009, he won the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” award and in the same year, Chef Garces competed on and won Food Network’s hit show The Next Iron Chef.

Garces is also the name of the Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in personal dining experiences rooted in the rich cultural traditions and culinary vision of Chef Garces. The eponymous group offers additional services through Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division and runs the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community. In Bucks County, Chef Garces’ owns a 40-acre farm called Luna Farm.

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  • Amada

    Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant

    Amada by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.

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  • Distrito

    Tapas and tequila reign at this deliciously over-the-top Mexican hot spot

    Distrito by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Distrito, Jose Garces’ two-story Mexican outpost in University City, incredible tapas dishes mingle with a funky (and mostly pink) décor — including the restaurant’s famous Volkswagen Beetle booth — to bring you a thoroughly entertaining night out.

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  • Tinto

    Small plates from the Basque country arrive near Rittenhouse Square

    Tinto by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    Tinto, the second restaurant from Iron Chef Jose Garces, showcases the extraordinary tastes of the Basque country, the coastal and mountainous region that blurs the lines of demarcation between Spain and France.

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  • Village Whiskey

    Jose Garces tackles the classic American spirit, with bar snacks to match

    Village Whiskey by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    Located in a Rittenhouse Square space evoking the free-wheeling spirit of a speakeasy, Village Whiskey is prolific Chef Jose Garces’ intimate, 30-seat tribute to the time-honored liquor.

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  • The Olde Bar

    Jose Garces resurrects a Philly tradition

    The saloon serves Fish House punch, raw and fried oysters, snapper soup and strawberry shortcake for two in booths and at the bar.

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  • Volvér

    A theatrical dining experience by Chef Jose Garces at the Kimmel Center

    Two different ever-evolving tasting menus highlight seasonal and local ingredients.

    Based on Garces’ world travels, Volvér offers two distinct experiences for diners: a first-come, first-served champagne bar dubbed Bar Volvér and two prix-fixe dining menus designed to highlight the best seasonal ingredients.

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  • Garces Trading Company

    Neighborhood bistro from Chef Jose Garces in Washington Square West

    Garces Trading Company

    Situated in a large space in the Washington Square West neighborhood, Garces Trading Company — full-service bar and restaurant — highlights the Chef Jose Garces favorite foods from his travels around the world.

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  • JG Domestic

    Garces goes homegrown

    J.G. Domestic in the Cira Centre

    Though Jose Garces’ wheelhouse is Latin cuisine, he takes a decidedly American approach at the aptly named JG Domestic, his creative, whimsical eatery in Cira Centre. Check out happy hour for nice drink deals and occasional live music.

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  • The Olde Bar

    Jose Garces resurrects a Philly tradition

    The saloon serves Fish House punch, raw and fried oysters, snapper soup and strawberry shortcake for two in booths and at the bar.

    View More
  • Garces Trading Company

    Neighborhood bistro from Chef Jose Garces in Washington Square West

    Garces Trading Company

    Situated in a large space in the Washington Square West neighborhood, Garces Trading Company — full-service bar and restaurant — highlights the Chef Jose Garces favorite foods from his travels around the world.

    View More
  • Volvér

    A theatrical dining experience by Chef Jose Garces at the Kimmel Center

    Two different ever-evolving tasting menus highlight seasonal and local ingredients.

    Based on Garces’ world travels, Volvér offers two distinct experiences for diners: a first-come, first-served champagne bar dubbed Bar Volvér and two prix-fixe dining menus designed to highlight the best seasonal ingredients.

    View More
  • JG Domestic

    Garces goes homegrown

    J.G. Domestic in the Cira Centre

    Though Jose Garces’ wheelhouse is Latin cuisine, he takes a decidedly American approach at the aptly named JG Domestic, his creative, whimsical eatery in Cira Centre. Check out happy hour for nice drink deals and occasional live music.

    View More
  • Distrito

    Tapas and tequila reign at this deliciously over-the-top Mexican hot spot

    Distrito by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Distrito, Jose Garces’ two-story Mexican outpost in University City, incredible tapas dishes mingle with a funky (and mostly pink) décor — including the restaurant’s famous Volkswagen Beetle booth — to bring you a thoroughly entertaining night out.

    View More
  • Tinto

    Small plates from the Basque country arrive near Rittenhouse Square

    Tinto by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    Tinto, the second restaurant from Iron Chef Jose Garces, showcases the extraordinary tastes of the Basque country, the coastal and mountainous region that blurs the lines of demarcation between Spain and France.

    View More
  • Amada

    Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant

    Amada by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.

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