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“Yeah Man; the Carnitas Rock”

Carnitas El Michoacano
Ranked #245 of 587 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Be a little daring and venture off the beaten path of strip clubs, bars, cigar shops, and vendors to enjoy a side of Cabo that few tourists ever see. El Michoacano is the Rock Star of carnitas and pork of any kind. The sauces and fresh handmade tortillas make the experience even more enjoyable. They also have a place in San Jose del Cabo if you are adventuresome enough to grab a $2 bus. The bus to SJ del Cabo sometimes has a fellow who plays the guitar, sings and sells homemade tamales. Love El Michoacano to death. Order a half kilo of carnitas meat, some freshly made tortillas and make your own. I would rather do that than order their version of a carnitas. Watch the locals; I got the idea from them.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Off the charts carnitas! Do not miss this place. A little past the real touristy part but well worth the walk. Thank you from Houston!

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Pig is the king here and every cut is available from shank to heart or stomach. Salsa rule and tortillas are being made and toasted while you wait. Prices are a bargain. Made it here in 2008 and again in 2012. A must experience for any food lover. Not much English spoken here.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We always enjoy eating carnitas at Carnitas El Michoacano. The pork is so flavorful and tender. The freshly made corn tortillas and side condiments are wonderful. Always on our list of places to dine while in cabo. The restauant is four blocks north of the the mall in cabo. It's an open air restaurants where the locals dine often. You should try it.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Bayless highlighted Los Michoacanos famous carnitas. Deliciously juicy and well seasoned pork. Kettle cooked with hand made tortillas and pot cooked ranch style beans it is a feast of complex flavors. One can individualize it with a lazy Susan full of sauces and condiment that placed on the table. A testament to the popularity of this place with locals, Wednesday has become an unofficial holiday because it is "two for one" at the restaurant, and you will find half the town lined up ready to order while the other half anciously waiting for that order to be brought home to be devoured!

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