South Philly Barbacoa spins off El Compadre, a tortas shop

Cristina Martinez and her son, Isaias Berriozabal, outside South Philly Barbacoa.

South Philly Barbacoa co-owner Cristina Martinez is helping her son, Isaias Berriozabal, open a tortas shop in South Philly on Oct. 24.

El Compadre is coming together at 1149 S. Ninth St., a storefront between Federal and Ellsworth Streets. It's also about seven blocks from South Philly Barbacoa, which Martinez owns with husband Ben Miller. South Philly Barbacoa's menu is limited to barbacoa tacos, pancita tacos, and consome

El Compadre will offer chorizo con papas (chorizo with potatoes), jamon de pavo (turkey-ham), pollo en mole poblano (chicken in mole poblano), albondigas en mole verde (pork meatballs in green mole), queso doble crema (a rich Mexican cheese), and huevos revueltos (scrambled eggs).

Five of the tortas were available at South Philly Barbacoa before its menu was tightened two months ago. The egg sandwich is new. All recipes are as they were.

Figure on $6.50 each, including tax.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, while South Philly Barbacoa works weekends.