Iron Chef Jose Garces Expands to Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC - Chef Jose Garces returns to DC with the debut of Buena Onda virtual restaurant, set to open on Friday, September 24, 2021. Save the date and bookmark the links. Chef's taqueria was inspired by the spirit and good vibes of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

Iron Chef Jose Garces Expands to Washington DC
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Chef Jose Garces returns to DC with the debut of Buena Onda

The opening menu features six varieties of tacos, including Chef's environmentally conscious signature seafood tacos. Other offerings include Buena bowls, guacamole, chips and salsa, rice and beans, and other staples. DC's Buena Onda ghost kitchen is the first to roll out as part of a national expansion, following the brand's success as a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Philadelphia, PA.

Garces teams up with award-winning DC food service and hospitality company SuperFd and Executive Chef/Owner Robert Wood for the launch. Delivery will launch across all significant delivery platforms, including Door Dash, Caviar, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats. A delivery radius extends across the DC metro area, varying by each individual app.

From Tuesday to Sunday, Buena Onda will offer lunch and dinner service from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more about Buena Onda and the opening menu, visit Share the good vibes on social media at @BuenaOndaTacos #GarcesGoodVibes.

"DC offers some of the best food offerings in the nation," said Garces. "I'm thrilled to introduce my fast-casual concept, Buena Onda, into this dynamic market.

Inspired by surf towns along the Mexican coastline, this delivery-only restaurant features a menu focused heavily on seafood. Options such as shrimp and fish tacos, alongside more classic options, ensure every palette will leave pleased. We can't wait to bring our signature 'good vibes and great food' to DC!"

Buena Onda and its story date back to 2015, when Garces launched his first-ever fast-casual restaurant in Philadelphia, PA. At the time, Buena Onda represented the 19th concept for the growing Garces collection of restaurants. The menu was designed to be Chef's ode to fish tacos and chill vibes, with inspiration from Baja peninsula's culture, seafood shacks, and taquerías.

Buena Onda continues to sustainably source fish in partnership with Seafood Watch from the early days to the DC launch. Buena Onda is also committed to playing an active and supporting role in all Garces' communities.

Twenty-five cents from every guacamole and bottled water purchase are donated to the Garces Foundation. Founded in 2012, the Garces Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to provide Philadelphia's immigrant community access to the care and education they need.