Located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philly is Loco Pez, a small Mexican “street food” bar & restaurant. Living close by, I’ve been here several times already. The tacos are delicious and the nachos are some of the best I’ve had. Their menu does have a cowboy section, which consists of a hot dog, a burger, a burrito, and an American-style taco.
After several visits, I decided it was time to try their burger. It’s a 1/4 lb. LaFrieda blend burger which is topped with cheddar, pickles, and special sauce. The burger sits between a soft seeded bun and is accompanied by additional side toppings such as sliced radishes, shredded lettuce, and sliced jalapenos. Next to the burger is a very generous amount of perfectly crispy waffle fries.
The burger was cooked well. Even though they don’t ask you, I believe it’s intended to be cooked to medium. It’s only $6 and it tasted good, however, it would benefit from the juiciness of a medium burger plus a little bit more sauce.
I ordered another item from the cowboy menu, the Gabacho Taco. The Gabacho Taco is an American style, hard shell taco with seasoned ground beef, red onion, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and queso fresco. It was great. Even though I’m more a fan of the traditional soft tortilla tacos, Loco Pez certainly did a great job with these hard shell ones and it’s going to be tough to not get one every time I come in.
2401 Norris St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125