While this list showcases some remarkable restaurants, it's important to note there are many other exceptional dining establishments in Perris that are not featured here. Our aim is not just to guide you to popular eateries but to encourage you to venture out and experience the city's diverse culinary landscape for yourself.
Let me tell you, I've tasted my fair share of pupusas.
But none quite like the ones I've had at Susan's Pupusas.
Being a food lover, I've always been on the lookout for a place that could serve authentic Salvadorian pupusas, and this place just hit the spot.
It was a chilly evening when I decided to pay them a visit.
As soon as I stepped in, I was overwhelmed with the homely aroma of fresh handmade pupusas being cooked.
Almost instantly, I was reminded of the years I spent in El Salvador - the country where this delectable dish originates.
I ordered a batch of pupusas, and as I took my first bite, I was transported back to those golden days.
The flavor was rich, authentic, and genuinely Salvadorian.
It was like a much-needed trip down memory lane.
And let's not forget about their chapurado.
As someone who's always up for a good drink, their chapurado was a pleasant surprise.
It was the perfect blend of sweet and savory, complementing the pupusas beautifully.
The cozy ambiance, mouthwatering cuisine, and the feeling of being at home are what set Susan's Pupusas apart from the rest.
The Grub Stop
It's no exaggeration when I say that The Grub Stop serves the most appetizing Mexican food around.
Their dishes are not just scrumptious but also offer the true essence of Mexican cuisine, making them a treat for the tastebuds.
Their pricing is quite affordable, which is an added bonus.
The place also serves some tantalizing burgers and jumbo dogs, and believe me, they are entirely beefy!
The taste lingers in your mouth for a long time, making you crave more.
What I absolutely love about this place is their agua fresca - it's the best I've ever tasted.
It's a refreshing delight that perfectly complements their spicy Mexican dishes.
There's no denying the rich and flavorful food at Cheles Tacos, it's certainly one of the best around.
It's a real gastronomical haven nestled right in our old railway city.
The food, oh, the food!
Every bite is packed with flavor, and you can tell each dish is cooked with care and passion, making the experience even more delightful.
Their tacos are a must-try for any food lover.
It's a burst of textures and flavors, making your taste buds dance with every bite.
What makes this place even more special is the connection they have with their customers.
They're always there, ready to cater to your needs with a smile.
Their customer service is outstanding, making every visit a pleasant experience.
Little Salvadorean Cocina
There's this hidden gem in the heart of our city that's been continuously winning my heart, one pupusa at a time - it's the Little Salvadorean Cocina.
Their menu boasts an array of traditional Salvadorean food that is nothing short of a culinary delight.
Each visit to this cozy restaurant always feels like a mini vacation to El Salvador.
As I step through the doors, I'm instantly welcomed by the mouth-watering aroma of sizzling pupusas and tamales.
They are quick to make recommendations if I'm in the mood to try something new and are more than happy to tailor my order to my liking.
One of my absolute favorites is the Pupusa Revuelta - a satisfying combination of cheese, beans, and pork, all wrapped up in a soft, handmade corn tortilla.
The joy of breaking open a pupusa and watching the cheese ooze out is simply unparalleled.
And let's not forget about their Tamales de Pollo - the chicken is tender, seasoned to perfection, and enveloped in a fluffy, moist corn dough.
But the true star of the show, in my opinion, is their Sopa de Res.
It's a hearty beef soup filled with vegetables, served with a side of rice and tortillas.
Each spoonful is a comforting embrace, filled with rich, meaty flavors that are perfectly balanced with the freshness of the vegetables.
It's like a warm hug on a cold day.
Savoring the rich, authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine has always been one of my guilty pleasures.
This is why I find myself frequently visiting Los Taqueritos.
With its vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, it's become a regular stop in my culinary journeys.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Los Taqueritos is a gem for both locals and visitors alike.
Just recently, I had their NAK Burrito, and it was nothing short of amazing.
The flavors blended so well together, creating an explosion of taste with every bite.
I remember the warmth of the burrito in my hands, the aroma wafting through the air, and the pure satisfaction every single bite brought.
This burrito alone could make me a lifelong patron of Los Taqueritos.
I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
My taste buds are eager to explore the other options on their menu.
Papas el Guero
Every now and then, when I crave a comforting and hearty meal, I make my way to Papas el Guero, nestled in the comfort of their backyard.
It's a bit of an unconventional spot, but the homely setup, paired with the tantalizing aroma of their baked potatoes, makes for an incredibly welcoming atmosphere.
One of my favorites is their bacon baked potato, which is an absolute delight to the taste buds - crisp bacon, well-cooked potato, and a hint of fresh chives, all wrapped up in an explosion of flavors.
To wash it all down, I usually opt for their pepino limón agua fresca, a refreshing drink that adds a zesty hint to the meal.
Every Friday, I make it a point to visit their stall at the Solaris beer and blending brewery in Murrieta.
The combination of their creamy, buttery potatoes, loaded with chorizo, cheese, and sour cream, all while sipping on a cold beer, is an experience I look forward to all week.
The space might take you by surprise initially, being in a backyard, but the warm, vibrant ambiance with music playing and lights hanging from the trees makes it a truly unique diner.
Oh, let me tell you about my favorite carnitas place, Carnitas Michoacanas.
Their carnitas are to die for - perfectly seasoned and incredibly flavorful.
I've been going there for about three years now, and every time it's a delight.
They've got a great variety of dishes, including menudo and birria.
The service is friendly too.
They've always greeted me with a warm smile, happy to see a familiar face week after week.
They've made some recent improvements to their parking lot as well, paving it so there's less dust when you drive in.
A small detail but much appreciated.
One of my absolute must-tries at Carnitas Michoacanas is their menudo con pata.
Oh, it's simply the bomb!
And let's not forget about their homemade tortillas.
They're so delicious it's hard to stop at just one.
What I particularly appreciate about Carnitas Michoacanas is how clean they keep the place.
The tables are constantly wiped down, making the whole environment feel fresh, clutter-free, and inviting.
Being a part of this community for the longest time, I've seen many restaurants come and go, but Food House has been a steadfast cornerstone.
To be honest, I've lost count of the number of times I've visited this place.
It's the kind of spot where they know you by name, and you're always greeted with an infectious smile.
Stepping into Food House feels like being welcomed home.
There's something about their hospitality that just melts away the stress of the day.
Let's talk about the food.
I've tried many dishes on my numerous visits, and I'm yet to be disappointed.
The flavors are robust, the portions generous, and the presentation always on point.
There are days when I just crave their delicious meals and refreshing drinks - it's comfort food at its finest!
Tacos del CO estilo Sonora
One of my favorite spots to grab a bite in the city is at Tacos del CO estilo Sonora.
I kid you not, this place is a hidden gem that serves up the most incredible Sonoran-style tacos.
The venue may be a tiny trailer, but don't let that fool you.
The food that comes out of it is nothing short of amazing.
Now, let's talk about the food.
The meat they serve is top-notch, flavorful, and cooked to perfection.
I can't help but heap praises on their Lorenzas - I have brought my entire family here, and they, too, fell head over heels in love with this heavenly dish.
Another dish that deserves a special mention is their adobada fries.
They are, quite simply, always BOMB!
It’s like an explosion of taste in every bite, and I have yet to find a better rendition of this dish anywhere else.
The people at Tacos del CO estilo Sonora are fantastic too, making every patron feel like a part of their family.
La Finca Restaurant
Just recently, I decided to finally check out a place that had been on my radar for a while now - La Finca Restaurant, a genuine hidden gem right in our city.
Upon stepping inside, I was immediately taken aback by how pleasant the interior was - far exceeding my initial expectations.
Every dish served was a delightful blend of flavors, and the fresh squeezed orange juice I ordered alongside was just the cherry on top.
The highlight, however, was the chilaquiles, a must-try for anyone planning to visit.
The taste still lingers in my memory, and I can't wait to order them again.
What sets La Finca apart, though, isn't just the food but also the service.
El Viejon Mariscos & Sushi
When the craving for seafood kicks in, there's only one place I think of - El Viejon Mariscos & Sushi.
The sushi and tostadas de ceviche de camaron they serve are simply out of this world.
Truly, the flavor explosion in your mouth is something you need to experience to fully understand.
Their ceviche is also excellent!
It's my go-to dish and has never let me down.
There's no denying that the taco scene in Southern California is rich and vibrant.
But, amongst all the variety, there's one place that has earned a special spot in my heart - Tacos Javier.
You might just miss it if you don't know what to look for.
It's nestled within the heart of Anaheim, ready to serve up some of the most delicious tacos you've ever tasted.
One bite and you're instantly transported to taco heaven.
The handmade tortillas are exceptional, embracing the fillings with a soft yet firm grip that doesn't let any of that delicious filling escape.
And speaking of fillings, their grilled cheese taco is a must-try.
It's a delightful, unexpected twist that you won't find at your regular taco joint.
They always have a friendly smile on their faces, adding a layer of comfort to your dining experience.
Oh, how I love the vibe at Tacos Nochistlan!
The place may be small, but the outdoor seating is perfect for those balmy summer nights that we're so lucky to have here.
The service is simply incredible, and always on point.
There's this young lady who serves with such enthusiasm that it adds to the joy of being there.
Eating here is an experience that never disappoints.
I've been frequenting this place for years, and every time I bite into their Asada Wet Burrito or the 3 tacos Asada Chorizo Al Pastor, I'm reminded why Tacos Nochistlan is considered the best Mexican food restaurant in the city.
Their hand-made corn tortillas are a delight, and the dishes are not only delicious but also served in large portions that leave me satisfied every time.
One of my personal favorites is the California burrito with Carne Asada.
Even though I wish the fries that come with it were a bit crispier, trust me, it hits the spot every time.
Their fresh-squeezed juices and milkshakes are a delight, too, and I can tell that they use fresh ingredients.
Mariscos El Calentano
Just last week, I decided to check out a local spot that I'd heard good things about - Mariscos El Calentano.
It was a rainy day, and the place was almost empty, but that didn't stop us from having a great time.
The food was quite impressive, and the service was just as commendable.
To top it all off, we even had a little fun with some karaoke.
I returned a week later, on Sunday, early afternoon.
The scene was livelier, with a few full tables and a live band providing delightful music.
The service and food quality remained consistent, which is always a great sign.
Oh, I'll never forget the shiver that ran down my spine, not from the bone-chilling cold of that Sunday evening but from the excitement of standing in line at Tacos Lucaz.
Yes, the queue was winding and long, but the anticipation only heightened the flavor.
I can still recall the aroma of the fresh ingredients wafting through the crisp air and the sizzling of the meat on the grill.
It's a small surprise that Tacos Lucaz became our post-outreach tradition from our Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa base.
Sometimes after a long day, all you really want is a good, hearty taco.
That’s where Tacos Lucaz steps in.
It's my sanctuary when my stomach grumbles late into the night, a place that never disappoints my cravings.
Their tacos are an explosion of flavor, and they come with a horchata that brings a comforting finish to each bite.
But the magic of Tacos Lucaz doesn't stop at tacos, oh no.
Their quesadillas are a flaming burst of deliciousness, an absolute must-try.
Let me tell you about my experience at Tacos Jimenez.
It was an early morning, and I was craving tacos.
I had heard of the rave reviews about the place and decided to give it a try.
Although my order was initially mixed up due to a mistake by a friend who didn't know about my allergy, they went out of their way to correct it.
I left the place with a warm feeling, a full belly, and a smile on my face.
Plus, the tacos were, without a doubt, the best in the area.
Whether it's the savory pupusas from Susan's, the deliciously unique offerings from CHELES TACOS, or the authentic Mexican fare from Carnitas Michoacanas, there really is something for everyone.
So, if you ever find yourself in our humble city, make sure to savor the diverse and rich flavors of Perris, as it truly is a testament to the warm and vibrant community that we are a part of.