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“Big portions, hearty tacos”

Carnitas’ Snack Shack
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Ranked #386 of 5,483 Restaurants in San Diego
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Description: In 2011, Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud opened Carnitas’ Snack Shack, their first joint venture in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. The “Snack Shack,” as it’s affectionately called, serves up thoughtfully-sourced, pork- centric American cuisine and local craft beers in a fun, no-fuss environment. Over the years Hanis and Sara (and Carnitas – their pet pig!) have earned the respect of their colleagues through hard work, creativity, and dedication to their community. Inspired to share their passion for food and life with more people, the king and queen of pork launched a Snack Shack on the Embarcadero waterfront in Spring 2016, offering a full bar program and panoramic views of the San Diego harbor. Since then the Snack Shack has expanded to Petco Park, where it has two locations in left field. Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving - Closed Christmas Day - Closed
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Description: In 2011, Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud opened Carnitas’ Snack Shack, their first joint venture in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. The “Snack Shack,” as it’s affectionately called, serves up thoughtfully-sourced, pork- centric American cuisine and local craft beers in a fun, no-fuss environment. Over the years Hanis and Sara (and Carnitas – their pet pig!) have earned the respect of their colleagues through hard work, creativity, and dedication to their community. Inspired to share their passion for food and life with more people, the king and queen of pork launched a Snack Shack on the Embarcadero waterfront in Spring 2016, offering a full bar program and panoramic views of the San Diego harbor. Since then the Snack Shack has expanded to Petco Park, where it has two locations in left field. Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving - Closed Christmas Day - Closed
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We got the seasoned fries (do it!), carnitas tacos (huge portions with good guacamole but needs salsa), fish tacos (get something else).

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a great eating spot down by the water. Amazing food and drinks in an outdoor environment. The staff were excellent and the food was amazing. Try the triple pork sandwich and beet salad. Will definitely go back!

Thank RKirk704
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Great location - waterfront - cruise ship in port almost in front of you. I lucked out - Triple Threat Wednesday! An excellent sandwich and a draft beer for $12.00! Triple threat is (good!) bacon, pulled pork, and pork loin schnitzel on a roll with homemade aioli and pepperoncini relish! I had to eat some with a fork before I could smoosh it down to bite it. Great people watching site too. Eat outside. Counter service or table service. It was a bit cool and windy but they have overhead heaters on. Lots to do in the area before or after eating.

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Thank Linda L
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

The waterfront location is lovely, and there is great people watching with the cruise ships and tourists nearby. The food was quite good, and better than we expected in such a touristy area. The service was very attentive. We had the carnitas, and it was tender, flavorful, and delicious. It's a nice lunch spot while walking the harbor area.

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Thank D557JLLeigh
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

By far this was the best meal we had in San Diego! We had the Triple Threat Pork Sandwich. Amazing! Also had the Steak sandwich which was equally amazing. Friendly service. Great outdoor location. Don’t let the word Shack scare you away. The best!

Thank Vicky81_9
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