Stephen Starr’s Mexican haunt serves up weekend-long Cinco de Mayo specials.
In celebration of Mexico’s rich heritage and culture, Stephen Starr’s South-of-the-Border-inspired El Rey will offer a special Cinco de Mayo menu from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. Since chef Dionicio Jimenez is a native of Puebla, Mexico, guests can expect thoroughly authentic fare that will “test their palates and leave nothing to the imagination” Jimenez says.
“I really enjoy educating everyone on the delightful food options I had growing up in Mexico,” the chef explains. “There are so many delicious foods that most would not entertain because they are afraid to try new things. Yet when they come to El Rey to celebrate the ‘Mexican’ holidays, they get to broaden their horizons with wonderful food and real Mexican traditions.”
After digging into El Rey’s fresh, homemade guacamole and chips, you’ll want to sample the many elevated nacho varieties: blue cheese and shrimp with salsa picante and black beans, or lamb and goat cheese with morita salsa and lentils, are two fantastic options. When you’re ready for more, take a taste of chef Jiminez’s tacos—which are jam-packed with spices and full-bodied flavors—or the Vuelve ala Vida, a mix of shrimp, crab, oysters, tuna, and octopus. Lastly, eager eaters must try the enchiladas, which are so sumptuous you’ll want to order seconds. 2013 Chestnut St., Rittenhouse Square, 215-563-3330