Philadelphia is known for its eclectic and diverse food scene. From the Italian Market to Chinatown, your desires are at your fingertips.
This past Sunday I had the privilege of sampling the menu at Heffe tacos, a new taqueria in Fishtown. Heffe tacos opened October 8th, and is located at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Marlborough Street. Heffe, owned by Anthony Lolio, combines traditional Mexican cuisine with a new creative flare.
I visited Heffe during a Philadelphia blogger-meet-up, where chef Peter McAndrews served us an array of delicious Mexican delights.
First, we started off with the “menudo,” which is a stew filled with vegetables, pulled pork, and topped with sour cream. “Menudo” is a supposed hangover cure, so by Sunday at noon I was eager to try, and happy to report it worked.
Second, we tried my favorite dish, a little piece of heaven, the “Tijuana Poutine.” The “Tijuana Poutine” is waffle fries covered with queso, cilantro, onion, jalapenos, and Mexican chili, served with an egg over easy. The crisp crunch of the fries combined with the cheese and chili was amazing.
Next, Chef Peter served quesadillas, stuffed with cheese, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and onions. We also sampled an octopus filled taco as well as a traditional beef taco.
I highly recommend making a visit to Heffe in the near future. As of now there is only outside seating (long red benches you cannot miss) out front, so be sure to prepare for the cold, and have a “Tijuana Poutine,” for me.