Carnitas

Meaning “little meats,” carnitas can be beef or pork, fried or grilled. Usually carnitas are cooked for a very long time so, like pulled pork and pot roast, they become very tender; and it is common for them to be vividly seasoned. On the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roque’s Carnitas is a food truck where carnitas is the term for char-cooked marinated beef served with onions and chilies folded into a wide wheat tortilla.

Restaurants With This Dish

Carnitas Snack Shack

SAN DIEGO, CA

Garcia’s Kitchen

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

El Gallito

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA

Taqueria El Rey

MARTINEZ, GA

Roque’s Carnitas

SANTA FE, NM

Pecan Lodge

DALLAS, TX

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