Gringas Tacos & Catering San Diego


The first place winner in the 2017 Tacotopia best taco contest was tough to miss. Called La Piña, the inspired, nontraditional taco used neither corn nor flour tortillas. Instead, it packed ingredients into a hollowed out pineapple shell! Gringas Tacos & Catering grilled the scooped out pineapple, then added it back into the shell along with melted cheese, mild peppers, and grilled chicken marinated with an old family recipe. Though not as easy to eat as its taco competitors, La Piña’s mix of sweet, spicy, savory, and acidic flavors wowed voters, and its beautiful presentation put it over the top as it dominated the popular vote.