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Lou Boquila receives two bells for ‘rediscover[ing] his roots and redefin[ing] himself dish by dish’ at Perla

In August Perla opened its doors across from the Singing Fountain, bringing some added diversity in dining options to East Passyunk Avenue. Now that the restaurant has been open for a few months, Craig Laban stopped in to review Perla, giving it two bells.


Owner and chef Lou Boquila received praise from Craig Laban for a number of elements of the restaurant, but ultimately Laban thinks that, “Boquila may well need to dive deeper into tradition and master those flavors first, before he can truly move forward.” The restaurant is an ode to Boquila’s late-mother and combines versions of dishes she used to prepare with more modern elements.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Perla is planning to open later this week

East Passyunk Avenue has been seeing some added diversity lately, with the addition of Sate Kampar, a Lebanese restaurant planning for a September opening and a Filipino restaurant called Perla that we’ve been talking about since September.


Perla is finally getting ready to open. This new 30-seat restaurant across from the singing fountain is expected to open on Thursday, August 18.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

You’ll no longer be able to visit South Philly Barbacoa on weekdays

When South Philly Barbacoa first opened in a storefront at 1703 S. 11th St., the hours were limited to just weekends. A short time later, the shop expanded to weekday hours.

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Despite the taqueria’s popularity, having just been named one of the best new restaurants in the country, they have decided to revert back to being opened only on weekends.

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