Tacos Perla recently opened in North Park, serving gourmet tacos and cricket toppings.
Traditional tacos are priced at $3.95 and nontraditional tacos are $4.95 each. For an additional $.75 you can add chicharrones or cricket toppings.
They also have a complimentary salsa bar with six varieties of salsa to pair with your tacos.
Ocho Taco (braised then grilled octopus with poblano, pesto and cheese)
The chewy pieces of smoky octopus had a hint of bitterness from the char, mingled with pesto and cheese, providing an intriguing mix of flavors. It was a tasty combination though, especially if you like octopus. All tacos are served with their handmade corn tortillas, grilled until crisp.
Del Mar Taco (mexican shrimp marinated in ginger, chiles achiote with jack cheese and avocado)
This was another enjoyable choice. There was a good amount of juicy shrimp which paired well with the fresh avocado.
El Futbol (smoked albacore, green chili pipian, jack cheese, red onion)
This taco didn’t have as many different elements, making it a little plain, but I really liked the smoked albacore.
Overall, we had a good time here. The staff is friendly and the tacos, while not traditional, were quite tasty.
Check out CC’s visit, complete with photos of the cricket toppings!
3000 Upas Street, Suite 105 San Diego, California 92104