PHILADELPHIA - Bolo, Chef Yun Josue Fuentes Morales' Latin American dining room and rum bar in bustling Rittenhouse Square. At 2025 Sansom Street, Philadelphia's newest restaurant serves authentic and contemporary Latin American cuisine and a rum-focused bar program. Read more on PhillyBite Magazine.
Philadelphia’s Newest Restaurant and Bar Promises Latin American Flavors
Bolo is the brainchild of Fuentes, former Executive Chef at Stephen Starr's beloved Alma de Cuba. He worked with mentor and culinary legend Chef Douglas Rodriguez. Bolo provides a home to Latin American flavors in a market overflowing with Northern American and European cuisines.
Fuentes' debut menu features riffs on classic dishes from his Puerto Rico childhood, utilizing modern and innovative techniques learned during his time in various kitchens across Old San Juan, New York City, North Carolina, and Philadelphia.
In addition to its cuisine, Bolo offers imbibers a full rum-focused bar, complete with spirits from around the globe. The bar program will feature a long list of rums to be enjoyed neat, with a rock or ti' punch, a nod to the drinking style of the French Antilles. In addition to the spirit-forward beverage menu Bolo has collaborated with a Philadelphia-based custom craft brewery Inspiration for signature cocktail names stems from Fuentes' Abuela, who worked as a beautician, and references popular hairstyles dating back to the '50s and '60s.
The entirely revamped venue at 2025 Sansom Street accommodates roughly 60 guests in the sweeping second-floor dining room. The first floor holds ten people at the bar and 24 in the adjacent, stylish cocktail lounge.