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“Best Carnitas Place Ever!”

Carnitas' Snack Shack
Ranked #24 of 5,554 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
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. Closing at 5PM on 10/12/18 for a special event. Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving - Closed Christmas Day - Closed
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by Guy Fieri from Diners, drive ins, and dived. Was also featured in other programs in the Food Network, so I had to try it and was not disappointed AT ALL. The meat is just extremely juicy, the amount of meat they give you is tremendous. The environment is peaceful. I loved everything about his place!

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This is our second time in San Diego in the last year and we made sure to stop again this time. Great torta and pork belly app.

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Katie B, Manager at Carnitas' Snack Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Great to hear! We look forward to having you back again.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while on a biz trip in the suggestion of a colleague. Great food, nice location, great outdoor patio seating. Order at the front window. Great selection of sodas & beer.

Thank April G
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Katie B, Manager at Carnitas' Snack Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for the great review, April! Hope to have you back again soon!

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

After reading the reviews I was anticipating a good, if not great meal. The location of this restaurant is convenient since it is within walking distance of many of the hotels. Our experience was not good. First, the picture shows the fries in a big bag, so I was expecting an order of fries to be delivered in the same quantity and bag as the picture. No, you get about a large handful of fries in a container (stained with fingerprints). We ordered our meal (fries, 2 tacos and a BLT sandwich) to go. After receiving the bag the first thing I opened was the container of fries, which were cold! Nothing worse than eating cold fries. I went back to the window and asked for hot fries, which we received within a couple of minutes. A few minutes later, we sat down to eat our meal. The tacos were cold and the pork was chewy. The avocado and salsa was about the only thing that was good on the tacos. The BTL was cold and just OK. I would definitely not go back.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Good food, atmosphere and the staff are very funny. Might not look like much from the outside but its got great eats inside.

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