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Carnitas' Snack Shack

2632 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
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Island of Malta, Malta
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our friend from San Diego brought us here to have lunch. It was certainly an original place to go for lunch as we parked the car and saw a small window and a man inside. We queued up and in the mean time had a chance to check the menu above. A very large variety of all sorts. Was hard... More

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Palmdale, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You get a hint that you are going to get something special when there is a new menu everyday based on the food available from local providers. The Hillcrest area of San Diego has some of the best funky restaurants in town. First of all, its all pork...except for one dish of duck comfit. Carnitas tacos, triple threat sandwiches of... More

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Reno, Nevada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When locals like a place you gotta pay attention. Luckily, my sister lives in San Diego and is a champ at scouting out all sorts of culinary goods to delight our palates. I'm not big on pork belly but my sister said we couldn't go wrong with this restaurant's take on it. That was the best darn pork belly I... More

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San Diego Calif
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Damit, These Carnitas were excellent! Had lunch here today 7-28-14. Ordered two of the taco plates and some Guacamole, two "Bubble-Ups" if you have not come here yet get off your backside and go check it out! The only issue is the massive amount of flies if you eat in there patio, Reminds of the times we would go to... More

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Yuma, Az
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had heard about this place and I'm glad we visited! We had the pork belly appetizer first and that was delicious! I had the carnitas torta and that was also delicious! Other family members had the carnitas tacos, the steak sandwich and my youngest being so picky had the regular burger. No complaints, just compliments! Next time I want... More

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My wife and I live in SD and saw the shack highlighted in the Travel+Leisure magazine, which piqued our interest. While fearful of long lines at any place promoted in T+L it wasn't too bad - about 10-12 people ahead of us at 2 pm on a Saturday. But the reason it takes rather long to place an order is... More

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San Diego, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We tried the triple threat and it was so incredibly good and the French fries were great loved the atmosphere and bar on the patio will be back

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Livermore, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

First, they are located at 2632 University Ave. First impression / curb side appeal... nothing to special going on. And for me, that is the type of place that I look for as bland looking places usually have the best food at the best price. That is exactly what you will experience here! Ordered the carnitas tacos. Food was seasoned... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a food blogger I follow. So happy I made the effort. The food is excellent. I had the pork belly with salad, my kids had the burgers and fries. The food is delicious and the presentation fun. The casual outdoor atmosphere is pleasant as well.

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Counter service can be a bit slow, and it can be hard to grab a table out back on the weekends , but the amazing food makes up for it!

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