La Perrada Del Gordo (West Palm Beach)
***** La Perrada Del Gordo, 2650 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33415, (561) 968-6978.
Got a “great” one for you guys…La Perrada Del Gordo–a Colombian fast-food hamburger/hot dog joint in West Palm Beach. Order at/pickup-counter. Very limited inside seating, but something like 7-8 4-tops outside. Open Sunday-Wednesday 11am-midnight, Thursday 11am-5am, Friday-Saturday 11am-6am. You can check menu/prices/tons of photos at www.laperradadelgordo.net.
A few seconds ago I called La Perrada Del Gordo “great”…Let me explain–Over the past 6 years or so, Jeff Eats has been in so-many different restaurants that “keeping” them all straight in my mind is a Herculian task (like that term!). To be perfectly honest with you, one bagel joint runs into another, one Chinese joint runs into another, one pizza joint runs into another—so on and so forth. Every so often, a joint like La Perrada Del Gordo comes along–and trust me here, Jeff Eats ain’t gonna forget it…let’s be honest, how many 62 year old yeshiva buchers from Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn ever walk into- no less eat at a small South Florida Colombian fast food hamburger/hot dog joint that stays open until 6am? I submit to you, very very few.
Anyway…the other night at 12:45am, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats gave La Perrada Del Gordo a shot. The joint’s menu is kinda simple- beef/chicken burgers. hot dogs, arepas and a handful of other items. Now some of you may-be saying…”Hey Jeff Eats, what’s a Colombian hamburger?” Then again, may-be you’re not. To be perfectly honest with you, I haven’t got the foggiest “idea” of what a Colombian burger or for that matter what a Colombian hot dog “is.” What I do know, is that I and Mrs. Jeff Eats ordered a beef burger, chicken burger, hot dog and french fries…the burgers were flat-topped grilled (and at the suggestion of the guy behind the counter) were topped with mustard, ketchup, tomato, lettuce, some kind of pink sauce, some kind of pineapple sauce and potato chips…the hot dog also grilled had mustard, potato chips and some kind garlic sauce. Good? Nope, right up there with the best fast food burgers/hot dog Jeff Eats has ever eaten. Messy? Yes, messy-big time! The french fries were real good-we did them with just plain old ketchup on them.
I loved La Perrada Del Gordo…maybe, if I was from Colombia or even New Jersey it would have been no big deal…but the whole experience was a real-blast.
I highly recommend that you give this joint a shot.