7473 Village Pkwy., Dublin
Los Pericos is the place to go whenever hunger strikes. If it’s breakfast time, check out the huevos rancheros ($4.50). Lunch? Super burritos ($5.75) or taco salad ($5.75). Dinner? How about a huge helping of super-fresh shrimp fajitas ($8.75)? And don’t forget snacks, such as the crispy tacos ($4.20 for one, $5.60 for two). In fact, the cheerful staff will serve you quesadillas, tostadas, or whatever you like until 11 p.m.
Specialty plates are a great value at $7.75: Try the beefsteak ranchero (chunky meat piled high with chopped tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos) or fajitas with chicken or beef, rice, beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, and tortillas.
Drop by on weekends for authentic posole (hominy soup, small $5.50) or menudo (tripe soup, small $5.75). Mix your own
combos at the salsa bar, and help yourself to warm chips. If you go for the hottest salsa, cool things down with freshly squeezed carrot or orange juice (a good-sized glass is $2.25).
Best bet: Super burrito ($5.75)
Cheapest thing on menu: Soft taco with meat, onions, salsa, and cilantro ($2.05)
Most expensive thing on menu: Shrimp fajitas ($8.75)
Spiciest thing on menu: Any dish with chili verde
Healthiest thing on menu: Freshly squeezed carrot or orange juice ($1.75–$3.25); vegetarian taco salad ($5.75)
Atmosphere: Friendly, low-key taqueria
Kitsch appeal: Stuffed parrots hanging by the entrance; simple, clean booths and lots of windows in a prime corner spot of a suburban strip mall
Kid-friendly? Sure. How about a crisp or soft taco?
Speedy eats? Yes
Specialties: House plates: fajitas, enchiladas, carne asada,
combos (all $7.75)
Big parties? Yes. Call ahead
Alcohol? Mexican and domestic beer
Outdoor seating? No
Credit cards? Yes