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Pork Carnitas and Oaxaca Cheese Shooter's-Sandwich With Spicy Refried Beans and Pickled Red Onions

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Mexican tortas are delicious, but messy. This sandwich, inspired by the same flavors, solves that problem by packing them all into a bread boat and pressing them under heavy weights until they form a single, intensely flavorful package with juicy pork, pickled onions, jalapeños, beans, and gooey melted Oaxaca cheese. More

Los Angeles: Are the Carnitas Really the Best Thing at Carnitas Michoaca?

Los Angeles Tacos Farley Elliott Post a comment

Carnitas Michoacan in Lincoln Heights serves up tasty tacos beyond their namesake carnitas, and a plate of carne asada fries that's not to be missed. More

Los Angeles: Get Your Mexico City-Style Carnitas at Metro Balderas

Los Angeles Tacos Farley Elliott 4 comments

Metro Balderas in Highland Park serves up weekend-only carnitas tacos that resemble the finest versions from Mexico City. The carnitas here runs the gamut from thin and crispy to rich and fatty. More

Deep Fried Chicago: Carnitas el Paisa

Chicago Joe Roy 3 comments

There's plenty to love about the full carnitas experience you get down in Pilsen. But if you want to feel like you're eating in someone's dining room, Carnitas el Paisa offer that, with plenty of pork and lard to spare. More

Which Chain Makes the Best Carnitas Taco?

Los Angeles Tacos Farley Elliott 11 comments

Carnitas is never easy to master, especially in a fast food setting. Yet, several chains offer the porky delight. Which makes the best version of carnitas tacos? We tried Chipotle, Qdoba, Wahoo's, Baja Fresh and Del Taco, and managed to emerge with a few tasty choices. More

Chicago Tacos: Carnitas Uruapan

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Walk into any of the most well-known carnitas places in Chicago, and you won't see a menu or be given a rundown of the daily specials. Instead, you'll be asked how many pounds of fried pork you want. Luckily, Carnitas Uruapan in Pilsen solves that problem by offering a carnitas taco on its everyday menu. More

TGI Fry-Day: Carnitas Mixtas from Carnitas Don Pedro

Chicago Joe Roy Post a comment

The meaty costillas had a satisfying crunch that made way to a meltingly tender center. The thin slivers of buche added a nice spring to each bite. And the cuero was simply lip-smacking: the scored strips of pork jello coated everything it touched with liquified collagen. Two days later, I'm still licking my fingers. More

Los Angeles Tacos: La Estrella Truck for Delicious Carnitas and Asada

Los Angeles Tacos Farley Elliott 7 comments

Though the truck is on the east side of Los Angeles, it has not succumbed to the "into it before it was cool" movement. I've been coming to La Estrella's truck since I first moved to Los Angeles four years ago, and they were parked in the same spot long before that. There was a line to order before I got there; there'll be one when I leave. This is why. More

Your Guided Tour of Staten Island's Mexican Treasures

New York ninalalli 6 comments

Nina Lalli takes you on a taco and torta hunt through Staten Island's Mexican restaurants. More

Pinche Taqueria: A Fish Taco Throwdown Becomes a Smackdown

New York Ed Levine 26 comments

The bar for tacos in Manhattan is not set very high, and the fish taco bar here is set even lower. So when the owner of Pinche Taqueria announced to the world that he was opening a branch of his Tijuana taqueria, in part to show other downtown taquerias like La Esquina how to make a proper fish taco, it sounded like a plenty plausible throwdown. More

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