|A recent addition to the East Side is Pepe’s Rockin’ Taco Shack (2014 N.
Farwell Ave.), located in the building that once housed Sol Fire and La
Casita. Pepe’s has brightened up the interior and added a larger
outdoor terrace for dining. The menu offers Mexican fare such as
fajitas and shrimp entrees, as well as tacos and burritos. The tacos
are surprisingly good. Diners can choose from vegetarian, chicken,
ground beef and steak. Or try the spicy pig, a variant of Mexican tacos
al pastor. This is spicier than the norm, with a peppery burst of
flavor. I suggest ordering these “Pepe-style” with avocado, chopped
onion and cilantro. The ones with corn tortillas will be smaller than
usual—exactly how they are served in Mexico City.