Chef Lucio Palazzo of La Calaca Feliz - Biography

Philadelphia, PA

April 2013

Lucio Palazzo is Chef de Cuisine at La Calaca Feliz in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. He is also Executive Chef of the soon to open Taqueria Feliz in Manayunk. He is a student of all aspects of Mexican cuisine, inspired by its bold flavors, vibrant colors, and rich history. Lucio draws from his love of travel and culture to present modern dishes with a profound respect for Mexican tradition. Prior to Calaca, Lucio cooked at Xochitl, Zahav, Percy Street Barbecue, James, Washington Square, Pumpkin, and Brasserie Perrier. He has participated in four restaurant openings, three of which received “3-bell, Excellent” reviews from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lucio also cooked at the James Beard House in December 2010. In addition to cooking, Lucio enjoys cycling, coffee, and beer.