So apparently there are at least three Los Perricos in San Leandro, and this is the review from the next one on this quest. Located at 1389 East 14th St., they serve the same menu as far as this casual reviewer can tell, and it is the standard fare you’ve come to expect from this company. The burritos are still humongous, the quesadillas will still fill you up, and it gets to you quickly.
This time around I got a carne asada chimmichanga, which is a deep fried burrito, minus the salsa, sour cream and the guacamole. Yummy! The thought never occurred to me to deep fry one before, and boy was it a good idea. This Los Perricos version wasn’t dripping with grease like I expected, but was pleasantly warm and crispy.
My partner in crime didn’t know what she wanted, so she picked something at random, and as it turns out was tasty. Camarones Empanisados plate was a plentiful amount for breaded and fried shrimp (much like the ones from Sizzler actually) with the usual rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, and pico de gallo salsa.
One of the oddities of this place is that there are two medieval torture devices on their counter whose function isn’t immediately apparent. I just had to ask, and the woman at the counter told me that they were juicers for fresh squeezed orange juice and carrot juice. OJ I get, but carrot juice? Seems a bit odd to have an entire machine devoted to the production of carrot juice, but the woman informed me that they do in fact make a fair number of them every day. Who would have guess. Maybe I missed out, and didn’t get the full Los Perricos experience. Thankfully there is another one coming up in a few more blocks.
The decor of this shop is a bit different than the first one I went to, for obvious reasons. The other is part of a shopping mart, and is very busy all the time. This one is more of a restaurant feeling, it still has the TV with Telemundo on, but the volume is at a reasonable level, and its small and not too distracting.
I walked there with the dog, but there is a ton of parking in the San Leandro Plaza center.
Los Perricos: 2.0 miles round-trip
Total traveled so far: 28 miles