philly foodspotting weird food eatup – october 2011

For the Halloween season, I thought it’d be fun to do a weird food eatup around Philly. It was originally intended to be a crawl, but due to time constraints on a weeknight, I figured an eatup would be best. I chose Los Taquitos de Puebla in South Philly as our venue since it is home to several odd tacos, from head meat to eyeballs. Yes, eyeballs.

tacos de surtida

Unfortunately, it rained a good amount last Thursday so attendance was pretty slim. At the table sat me, fellow Foodspotter Lee, and his wife. Lee’s wife wasn’t too fond of giving the weird tacos a try, so me and Lee split the Tacos de Ojo (eyeball), Tacos de Trompa (lips), and Tacos de Surtida (mixed head meat).

lee eating the last bit of eyeballs...

We “toasted” and took our first bite of the eyeball tacos. It honestly wasn’t as unpleasant as I thought it would be. The texture was very chewy and fatty. Not the most desirable texture, but hey, it was chopped up and wasn’t looking at me! The other tacos had a similar fatty consistency but had much more meaty texture than the eyeballs did.

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  1. Lee says:

    Great pic. I thought the taco’s were much better than I expected. If anyone goes I’d recommend the Surtida (mixed head meat) as it has the best texture and flavor.

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