Acclaimed Chicago chef Rick Bayless is bringing his food and global sensibility to Penn with a Tortas Frontera restaurant location on the first floor of the newly renovated ARCH Building in the center of Penn’s campus. The café, which plans to feature quick service Mexican fare, will be the chef’s first establishment on a college campus. The café will open at the start
of next semester.
Beyond the sustainable practices in the kitchen, Tortas Frontera will also add a greater variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings to the existing campus dining scene. The menu will include Mexican delicacies such as fresh guacamole, molletes (open-faced quick sandwiches), caldos (soups), and cazuelas (hearty Mexican casseroles), salads, special seasonal dishes, and
gluten-free options. There will also be a variety of grab-and-go options available.
For more information, go to www.upenn.edu/dining.
Originally published on November 14, 2013