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Carnitas Uruapan Mexican

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4233 Spring St, Lemon Grove, CA 91941-7959
+1 619-337-2448
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San Diego, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I've lived next door to this place for 4 years. The food and prices are great. Alot of taco shops have been having some major hikes in price but you can still get a burrito for about 5 bucks here. Their carnitas plate is hit or miss. You either get amazing, succulent perfectly prepared carnitas or carnitas that are too... More 

Thank Ahkilah A
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot tell you enough of wonderful this family owned restaurant is! Our family goes often & they don't charge an arm and a leg. The family LOVES my husband and are very inviting every time we go there. Their carne asada ANYTHING is wonderful.

Thank Nene F
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you love tacos Al Pastor like I do, you won't be disappointed by coming here! In the evenings on the weekend, Carnitas Uruapan cooks the Al Pastor fresh on the "spit" and charges just .99 cents per taco!!! Can't beat it!!!

Thank 1LoveSunsets1
San Diego
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We San Diegans are blessed with over 1000 Mexican Restaurants. Well, our neighbor to the near south INVENTED them. So, with THIS bounty, there will be plenty of competition for the "best" meal. Carnitas have always been a great inexpensive family meal of juicy shredded or pulled pork. Quite often ............ just not quite right. HERE is THE place for... More 

1 Thank jackswalley
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

A wonderful family owned n operated Mexican restaurant w/drive thru. Father and son are both incredible chefs. Tender juicy carnitas. The old man fixing street tacos literally on the street(parking lot). There green chile chicken enchiladas are amazing. Best green chile sauce outside of New Mexico. There homemade salsa is fantastically spicy. Great rice and beans. Martha, the mother, and... More 

1 Thank articmarine
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We were staying at a Choice Hotel ad Carnitas Uruapan was across the street, visible from the parking lot. The hotel staff said their fish taco weekend special was great; so, we decided to try them. And oh my, were the homemade beef tacos delicious. They were made outdoors as we watched. They were topped with avocado, fresh cilantro and... More 

Thank WireWrapGems2
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

The new restaurant has been in business for the last seven months. Uruapan moved to a nearby location. El Botanero is owned by a former long-time Uruapan employee and her husband and uncle. Her husband is the main chef and has been cooking Mexican food for 40 years in the San Diego area. I've been their twice and with the... More 

1 Thank William J
La Mesa, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

They have moved to spring st. In la mesa, we go there for menudo a lot, and the carnitas melt in your mouth. If you like quatro milpas , try these guys!

2 Thank jimcleaver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4233 Spring St, Lemon Grove, CA 91941-7959
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lemon Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 619-337-2448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?