Latin American Chef, Hector Ruiz attributes his early love for food to his mother Aida Vazquez. It was her Puerto Rican cooking that drew Hector to the kitchen as a youngster. Ruiz began his 20-year career in the restaurant business humbly, as a dishwasher at Beaujolies Firehouse on 2nd & Penn, learning under local chefs and waiting for an opportunity to make his dream come true. In the three short years since launching Sofrito, he has transformed a sleepy corner pub into a vibrant mecca for fresh, exciting food, live local music and art, and a cozy place where all are welcome.

Globally Inspired - Localy Created!


 Give the gift of Sofrito with a Sofrito Gift Card.
Cards can be purchased in any amount starting at $20.
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SM - XL $15


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Sofrito Gastro Pub
220 Douglas Street
Reading PA 19601



  • Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 12am
    Kitchen 12pm - 10pm
  • Friday 11am - 1am
    Kitchen 11am - 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm - 1am
    Kitchen 12pm - 10pm