Saturday, November 24, 2007

Mexican Breakfast of Champions

On our last morning in the Bay Area, we met my cousin Michele, her partner Lisa, and their daughter Liele for breakfast. Our dining destination was La Perla, home of what is arguably the best Mexican breakfast in the Bay Area.

Michele, Liele & Lisa. (11/24/2007)
Michele, Liele & Lisa. (11/24/2007)

I'm not kidding, it's that good. In particular, their hand-made corn tortillas are the best I've ever had. Normally I'm a flour tortilla guy, but the corn tortillas at La Perla are the one exception.

La Perla in South San Francisco. (11/24/2007)
La Perla in South San Francisco. (11/24/2007)

It was nice seeing them, especially Liele, since we hadn't seen them in several months. I also got to see my cousin Ralphie, Michele's brother, for a bit (although he was unable to join us for breakfast).

The menu for the best Mexican breakfast in town. (11/24/2007)
The menu for the best Mexican breakfast in town. (11/24/2007)

The only disappointment was that when we got there, the pozole wasn't yet ready (only available on weekends by the way). For those not in the know, pozole is a soup often eaten at breakfast made with corn hominy, pork, cabbage and oregano, and it's soooooooo good. But my second choice, the machaca (beef cooked with eggs, onions and chili peppers), wasn't bad either.

Liele gives Uncle Tim a belated birthday present. (11/24/2007)
Liele gives Uncle Tim a belated birthday present. (11/24/2007)

Meanwhile Tim enjoyed his chilaquiles con huevos revueltos, which is a dish made from tortilla chips simmered in sauce with cheese and a side of scrambled eggs. Although unlike the last time we went there, Tim asked them to make it a little less spicy than usual, which allowed him to enjoy it more this time.

2 comments:

Yeti9000 said...

La Perla sounds delicious! But what's this crap about "Normally, I'm a flour tortilla guy???"

Man alive, could you be any whiter? Que viva la original...corn tortillas 4ever!

Yeti9000 said...

PS. Gotta love those prices too! Wow!