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Buena Onda Opens at The Concourse

The Concourse at Comcast Center is adding to its list of gourmet-on-the-go eateries with the addition of James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Buena Onda. The popular taqueria, inspired by the spirit and good vibes of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, will officially open on Wednesday, December 7.

At Buena Onda at The Concourse Comcast, diners can expect the eatery’s signature casual, laid-back vibe inspired by surf towns along the Mexican coastline, with a heavy emphasis on seafood.

Menu options include their signature environmentally conscious seafood tacos, classic tacos, Buena Bowls, nachos, chips with guacamole and salsa, rice and beans, and more. Taco enthusiasts are invited to pair their meal with a selection of non-alcoholic sodas and end on a sweet note with the eatery’s trademark churros.

“We’re thrilled to be joining the Comcast Center Campus with our newest Buena Onda location in The Concourse,” says Jose Garces, Founder & Chief Culinary Officer, GARCES. “I’m honored to be engaging in this partnership with Comcast to bring our fresh tacos and good vibes to the heart of the Center City Business District. I am excited to see the Center City lunch business thrive with so many delicious options.”

Buena Onda and its story dates to 2015, when Garces launched his first-ever fast casual restaurant in Philadelphia. 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 taken from Baja peninsula’s culture, seafood shacks, and taquerias.

Just in time for Buena Onda’s opening at The Concourse, the fast casual eatery has launched their very first rewards program and mobile app, touting:

Easy Ordering: Craving Buena Onda? Order ahead and pick up at your favorite location. You can also customize your order and save for even faster food next time.

Mobile Pay: Once downloaded, you can pre-load funds into your account or pre-select a credit card for ongoing use. You can even add a Buena Onda gift card to your account and never forget your balance.

Discover: Search nearby locations, new menu items and Daily Deals

Buena Rewards: Earn 1 point for every $1 spent and receive a $5 Reward when you sign up! Redeem rewards for special dining offers.

Buena Onda at The Concourse Comcast will be open Monday – Friday from 11am-5pm, welcoming Comcast employees, neighborhood residents and visitors alike.

In addition to the opening of Buena Onda, select retailers at The Concourse at Comcast Center have extended their hours through December 31, 2022. Providing additional food & beverage options for those visiting Comcast Center Campus during the holidays, Termini Brothers Bakery, Philly Steak Co., Di Bruno Bros. and Panda Express will be open Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm.

Plus, The Concourse is preparing to welcome additional food & beverage retailers in the new year, including a fast casual outpost of Old City’s Karma Restaurant, serving traditional Indian cuisine in early 2023.


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