Cristina Martinez

Chef & Owner: South Philly Barbacoa

A master of barbacoa tradition from Central Highlands Mexico, trained from an early age by her mother and father. She immigrated to the U.S. by illegal border crossing in 2006, and in 2016, opened one of America's best new restaurants, as named by Bon Appetit magazine, serving barbacoa. Advocate for immigrant rights and social justice.

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