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“Their motto is "Vegan Gone Bad"!!!”

Carnitas' Snack Shack
Ranked #76 of 4,768 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Their motto is "Vegan Gone Bad"!!!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Lots of pork on the menu - carnitas, club sandwiches with bacon, etc. I had the "Triple Threat" that is carnitas, bacon and a pork schnitzel on a bun with jalapeno infused relish - fantastic!!!! Be prepared to stand in line (maybe for a few minutes, maybe for a lot of minutes...) but it will be worth it. There is no indoor seating, but the patio in back is beautiful.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bethel, Maine
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were walking by Carnitas and decided to stop for lunch (never been here before). We were glad we did. After ordering at the sidewalk window you go around back to their patio seating. Our lunch was excellent. We had the Beet Terrine and the Pork Taco with an excellent dark beer. Carnitas is great food in a very casual setting. We'll be back!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank PVR75
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Vacaville, California
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The salads,pork sandwiches and drinks were great.”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

The Triple Threat sandwich was perfect.Their salads were really nice.Waiting on the side walk to order was unique. The folks in line were fun.The back garden was spacious and a pleasant place to eat.

Visited December 2013
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Thank DianeBill
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elk grove, ca
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place is easy to miss because it's not what you would think it would look like. Seating in the back is like a "backyard" or "side parking lot". Basically you order in the front off the side walk, walk toward the back, find a spot to put yourself, and wait for food. They dressed the back up really nice, so it's like an upscale outdoor dining. Very good food. I think we ordered a variety of foods, from salads to sandwiches to tacos. I liked everything I tried. Definitely give it try!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank koshikawa
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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

We had wanted to try this place forever as there is always a line....
We had a 3 pork burger, fries and a salad of the day.
Burger was sloppy with too much sauce, the pork was flavourless.
Fries were fantastic and the salad was bland and boring with very cheap ingredients.
Service was great tho and its a nice place to sit outside, maybe we just got em on a bad day.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank ILOVEBOCAS
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