Even though some
great taquerias have opened in Philadelphia, especially
in the Italian Market area, I see myself doing the hour
drive to Kennett Square for La Peña's
taco al pastor. As good as I've had anywhere.
Served, traditionally, with sliced radishes, pumpkin
seeds and fresh lime. The radishes balance out the
heat from the red sauce.
Also had a chicken
burrito - not gunked up like the Taco Bell down the road
does - just chicken, rice, onion, cilantro and red or
Their menu reads
like a survey course of basic Mexican cooking - all
manner of flour or corn based bases, and a choice of
beef tongue, beef tripe, beef pork head, seasoned beef,
seasoned pork (al pastor) and chorizo sausage.
Also dinner plates, seafood and stews.
is as authentic as it gets this side of the Rio Grande.