Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at Los Taquitos de Puebla Restaurant.
Los Taquitos de Puebla Restaurant wraps homemade tortillas around tender meats to create a menu of authentic Mexican-style tacos and quesadillas that earned a Best of Philly 2012 title from Philadelphia magazine. Diners satiate carnivorous cravings with the house-specialty tacos al pastor ($6), which had Philadelphia magazine raving about the spit-roasted shaved pork and pineapple that deftly combined savory and sweet flavors. Like the Hulk’s trouser pockets, tortillas strain to contain stockpiles of grilled beef short ribs ($9) or chorizo ($6). Served in a traditional mug, cowboy beans ($6) elevate the humble legume with bacon, chorizo, pork skin, jitomate, and jalapeños. Inside Los Taquitos de Puebla Restaurant's bright, orange-walled dining room, chowers wash down spicy fare with sips of BYOB brews or moonshine sipped out of an artificial leg. While diners eat, cars take naps with available public parking in a lot on Ellsworth Street.
Los Taquitos de Puebla Restaurant
Los Taquitos de Puebla Restaurant was praised by the Philadelphia Weekly as a destination for great pork, specifically the "succulent cilantro-flecked tacos al pastor." These traditional pork tacos are decorated simply with succulent pineapple and crisp onions. Inside the restaurant’s small and colorful dining room you can order quite a variety of tacos from the menu including some that feature cactus and chihuahua cheese, beef short rib, and smoked pork chop.