Quick Bite

At Los Chulos, Can’t-Miss Tacos and More

The Pennsauken eatery offers generous mains and a selection of funky options (quesadillas with corn fungus, anyone?).

los chulos
Tacos al pastor


Mexican food in a small, 24-seat dining room (mercifully free of TVs) gaily painted yellow and orange, with a sombrero on display and Mexican blankets hung to conceal the kitchen from view.

The scoop

After opening in Collingswood around 2007, Los Chulos was moved by new owners to Pennsauken in 2016.

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The menu

Excellent and generous tacos, such as the al pastor (pork, above), are served two or three to an order for $2.50 per order or less. In addition to classic pork preparations including carnitas, Los Chulos offers meatless quesadillas filled with mushrooms, squash blossoms, mozzarella-like Oaxacan cheese, and huitlacoche (corn fungus, which tastes way better than it sounds). Entrées, such as grilled or breaded steak or pork chops, are priced from $12–$17 and come with one, two or three sides (choose from rice, beans, salad, tomato soup, prickly pear, fried potatoes). Beverages include canned juices and genuine Mexican Coke.

Heads up

Huge portions on main dishes mean there’s often plenty to take home. Numerous small plates are priced below $6. A weekend menu adds soups and specialty tacos to the regular offerings.

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