Last time I was in Kennett, on my way back from Taqueria Moroleon, I noticed a little hole in the wall Mexican joint on Cypress across from the Wawa. As I drove by, I noticed the parking lot was packed. Of course, this piqued my curiosity so tonight I drove in to see what it was all about.
The place is called La Pena Mexicana Taqueria and it is nothing fancy. I wasn't overly hungry but I wanted to see if they had tacos al pastor which are probably my all time favorite and seem to be hard to find around here. For $4, I was about to get two tacos al pastor fully loaded. They were absolutely great. Tons of cilantro, moist pork, and fresh pineapple. I was going to get them to go but they looked so good I ended up eating them at the counter.
I can't speak for any of the other items but the tacos al pastor make the trip worth it all by themselves.
Just came back from LPM. Had 3 tacos: al pastor, asada and cabeza. The asada itself wasn't particularly memorable, but the hot sauce is great, and ample cilantro. Cabeza is nice, tender and flavorful. Al pastor, always my favorite, was delicious. Again, not so much a function of the meat (though the pork was more flavorful and better cooked than the asada), but a great taco nonetheless.
It's not quite up to the standards of the best I've had nationwide, but coming from the Newark, DE, wasteland, it's quite worthwhile.
And, as they say, that's why there's chocolate and vanilla.
I was there once, shortly after they first opened, and doubt that I'll ever have a reason to return. I ordered three different tacos (I can't remember which ones) and they ranged from just plain awful to completely inedible. The taco fillings were in "tubs", and they all looked as though they had been sitting there for days. There was nothing appealing or appetizing about the food or the "ambience," and I couldn't wait to leave.
Maybe they've improved since their early days, but with Taqueria Moroleon just a stone's throw further, that's where I'll continue to get my (at least) twice-monthly Mexican food "fix."