Cantina La Martina hits Philly's Mexican scene with monster 18-inch quesadillas, tacos and more

ByNatalie Jason WPVI logo
Monday, May 2, 2022
Cantina La Martina hits Philly's Mexican scene with giant quesadillas
At Cantina La Martina, veteran chef Dionicio Jimenez celebrates Cinco de Mayo with new spot of his own.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Dionicio Jimenez has a five-star background on the Philly food scene, coming up with such high-profile restauranteurs as Marc Vetri, Michael Solomonov, and Stephen Starr.

Now the Mexican-born chef is opening his own spot, Cantina La Martina, celebrating the authentic cuisine of his home country.

His creations feature ingredients and cooking methods used in the Mayan Empire era, with dishes like tacos made with pork marinated in a jus of charred peppers then roasted over an open fire, as well as contemporary Mexican fare like a giant quesadilla made for two, at 18-inches and filled with the works.

Their Cinco de Maya celebration will be May 5 from 11a.m.-10pm, with a DJ and prizes.

The 18-inch Los Machetes quesadilla for two

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2800 'D' Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134


open daily from 11:00am

brunch served weekends until 3:30pm