Enfrijoladas Con Huevos
Enter Enfrijoladas Con Huevos, a popular Mexican breakfast of tortillas with beans and eggs. This was great, though I prefer huevos rancheros only because I love rice.
Pili's, you rock.
B Is For Burrito
B is for burrito.
Pili's Goes High Class: Tablecloths
We didn't care. We go for the food. But in a town obsessed with looks, we were afraid their business might unjustly suffer.
No more. Pili's got tablecloths and ditched the lawn furniture.
Bravo. We wish you success.
Weird looking, but not bad.
Best Salsa Verde In Town
I've got a theory - it also had the highest oil content of any salsa verde I've ever had. Conclusion: there may be a positive correlation between salsa verde flavor and ounces of oil in preparation.
Unpictured are the three corn tortillas that came with the meal.
Buche: Yummy Pig Tummy
After a brief conversation / round of charades with the lovely chef / owner at Pili's about what exactly buche is, I ordered a taco.
I wrongfully concluded it was the chin of a pig. It's not. According to many internet sources, buche is pork stomach cooked in lard. Update: according to an email correction, buche is a pig's esophagus.
Picture: al pastor on the left, buche on the right. You can see how the al pastor is a little more chunky, and the buche is flaky.
As far as food that qualifies as daring for gringos like me, pig stomach was pretty easy to take. Like everything else at Pili’s I thought it was great.
Pu-Pu Platter Of Tacos
From left to right: Al Pastor, Steak, Chicken.
That's like the whole farm.
He gives the highest marks to the Al Pastor.
With A Side Of Radish
However, in this case, the radishes were unassumingly placed outside my burrito with a jalapeño. Thanks for being so considerate.
Hey, you know what? A radish on the side isn't so bad.
Welcome To Pili's Tacos
After a bad Benitos experience (sadly went unmentioned on Burrito Blog) where John and I got beef tacos after midnight, we decided it was time to look for new sources of tortillas.
We spotted Pili's on Santa Monica Blvd. What a find. We have a new home (Map).
Pili's is a little on the dirty side, but that's nothing new. Every restaurant in California has a card in its window indicating its cleanliness, A, B, or C. Most everywhere has an 'A.' If you get a 'C' the state closes you down. Pili's has a 'B.'