Alejandro Ramirez, chef, and owner of La Perla Tapatia worked in various high-cuisine restaurants for more than 20 years. Alejandro dreamt of starting his own business and bringing his culture and family recipes to our Easton community. With the help of his wife, Mariana, and their three children, they open their doors on July 13, 2012, on Northampton Street. It wasn't until 2018 that, La Perla Tapatia relocated to Forks Township.
With Mariana's sweetness and optimistic personality, and Alejandro's delicious Mexican cuisine, they have become one of Easton's favorite restaurants. Serving great-quality and flavorful plates.
What is the meaning of the name "La Perla Tapatia"?
The name La Perla Tapatia was originated in Guadalajara, Mexico. Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco state known as La Perla Tapatia. Guadalajara is recognized for its tequila, mariachi, crafts, charreria and folkloric dance.
People call the habitants of this city "Tapatios." The word Tapatio arises from the language Nahuatl word "tlapatiotl." This word signifies "is worth for three." In Guadalajara's open-air market (flea market), they used to exchange three items for three items. As time passed, people from other cities believed that the "tlapatiotl" were the people. Since that moment, the habitants were called "Tapatio."
For this reason, Guadalajara is known everywhere as "La Perla Tapatia" and one of their folkloric dances is called "El Jarabe Tapatio."
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