Revolution Taco Expands Menu And Debuts Arroz Con Pollo, Tamales And Barbecue Pig Wings

Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut Street) heads into their second year with hearty new menu additions that are geared toward the cooler, winter months. After celebrating their first anniversary, Owners Michael Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen wanted to expand their menu of offerings by debuting Tamales, Arroz con Pollo and Pig Wings.

“We want to expand the number of options and constantly improve our menu to keep things interesting for ourselves and our customers,” said Sultan. “We want to give our customers ingredients and flavors that they are familiar with but in a fresh new way. We also want to expand and push the boundaries of what a traditional taco shop is.”

New dishes start rolling out today with Arroz con Pollo during Wednesday night dinner service. Each week, look for the duo’s twist on the family-style Mexican dish that typically features chicken and rice. Tonight’s variety is traditional chicken and rice, served with an special quesadilla that uses a house-made corn tortilla and fontina cheese. Future weeks will see varieties using confit duck, salt and pepper fried wings, and Chinese BBQ. The schedule for January/February is as follows:

January 25
Traditional Arroz con Pollo
Rice and vegetables cooked in a tomato liquid with cheese quesadilla

February 1
Fried Chicken Arroz con Pollo
Fried chicken served with Creole Style Dirty rice

February 8
Coq Au Vin Arroz con Pollo
French red wine braised chicken served with fried risotto cake

February 15
Char Siu Arroz con Pollo
Chinese BBQ chicken with seared sticky rice, pickled mustard greens

February 22
Confit Duck Arroz con Pato
Duck leg slow cooked in duck fat, served with mushroom arancini

Arroz con Pollo will be $11.00 per order. Enjoy for dine-in or pick-up to enjoy at home.

Starting this Friday, look for Pig Wings - braised pork shank, dredged, fried, coated in sauce served with rice, beans and house-made Roja Salsa. The duo used to offer limited quantities of Pig Wings on Street Food Truck when it used to serve at Drexel. Now, they bring the tradition to their brick-and-mortar every Friday for both lunch and dinner service.  

“We did a different variety each week to keep things interesting,” said Sultan. “Our pig wings are slow cooked braised pork shanks. The way we cook them allows the flavor to shine through while keeping them tender and juicy. The meat falls right off the bone. Our sauces and rubs are all house-made and, when possible, uses spices from our own garden.”

Pig Wings will sell 3 per order for $10.00. Upcoming varieties include Korean BBQ, Dry Rub and Chipotle BBQ.

Last, look for the addition of Tamales on the daily menu - featuring a rotating variety that will vary throughout each month. Tamales are made of corn dough that is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The first variety will feature Chicken Verde - and sell for $4.00 each. “We went looking for a good tamale in the Rittenhouse area and couldn’t find one, so we decided to make our own,” added Sultan. “Tamales are a natural progression for taco shop. Watch for other changes and additions to come as the weather breaks too.”

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