Carnitas @ Taqueria Los Pericos: Santa Cruz

  • Carnitas and the Chips and Salsa bar.

There is really not much more to say here.

But, I will say more … with so many taquerias in the area, each being good for different reasons, we never had a reason to stop in to Los Pericos.  LP is an unassuming spot often filled with college students, young families, and sometimes a random homeless person. We now frequent Pericos to eat their tasty carnitas on nachos, in burritos, on salads, you name it.   We also appreciate their chips bar with tasty salsa varieties (see photos).  I don’t fill up the tiny cups,  I put the salsas all together in the paper chips basket.

  • $3.25 bottles of beer
  • Large, long tables for groups, we’ve eaten at LP with ten before

Give the chef a nod and he just might hook you up with extra meat, for real!

139 Water St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 469-7685

2 comments… add one
  • I totally concur. I love this place.

  • Hi Jess, We totally have to meet up sometime at a coffee shop in SC. I lived in NYC and Chicago before moving out to CA too. That is great that you ended up going to the dinner at DIGG. I’d love to hear about it.

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