"THE FOUNDER"Founder of Tequilas, David Suro migrated to Philadelphia in 1985. Being a native of Guadalajara and having extensive training in the restaurant industry in Mexico, he set out on a journey to share the love of his culture, cuisine and spirits of his home with others.
First step was acquiring a position as a server at "El Metate" (which was then located at 1511 Locust St). Next Step: he went on to purchase the business from the owner and thus renamed it Tequilas. After 15 years of being at that location, he decided to move into a bigger place where everything could be better showcased.
And so the move was made (1 block over entering the Rittenhouse Historic District) into a beautiful brownstone at 1602 Locust Street. This was the former home for the New Orleans Cajun style "Magnolia Cafe" and "La Panetiere" where Chef Georges Perrier got his start (back in the 70's).
Stay tuned to our next segment
"History of 1602-04 Locust Street".