Accolades for Carnitas' Snack Shack

December 30, 2012


#AtCarnitasWe must be doing something right — great year-end reviews keep coming in for Carnitas’ Snack Shack in North Park, San Diego!


“Top Newcomer” – 2013 ZAGAT San Diego City Guide

“Ten Best Restaurants in San Diego” — ZAGAT 2013

“2012’s Biggest Success Story…” — Eater San Diego

“Top 5 Sandwiches 2012” – Erin Jackson,

“Top 25 Most Memorable/BEST Dishes Internationally” – Mijune Pak, Follow Me Foodie

“2013: Must Eat/Drink” — Anthony Schmidt (Nobel Experiment), Roddy Gibbs (, David Cohen (Uptown Tavern), Thrillist San Diego

“Top 5 Burgers 2012” – Erin Jackson,

“Top restaurant newcomers of 2012” – Caron Golden, Barbarella Fokos, Amy Finley, Alice Q. Foodie, Erin Jackson, Roddy Gibbs, Marcie Rothman, Candice Woo, Eater San Diego

“Top 10 San Diego Restaurants 2012” — Troy Johnson, San Diego Magazine

“Top restaurant standbys 2012” – Eater San Diego

“Best Cheap Eats” — Best Restaurants 2012 Reader’s Pick, San Diego Magazine

“Top 5 cheap eats in San Diego 2012” —

“Best New Spot 2012” — Chad White (Plancha Baja Med), Thrillist San Diego

“Best New American in San Diego” – Yelp

“I love Carnitas Snack Shack in North Park” — Kevin Templeton (Barleymash), Thrillist San Diego

“For a wee little restaurant, Carnitas’ Snack Shack has definitely made a huge impact on the University corridor. The porcine delicacies are notable, but I think even more important is the precedent it sets for chefs with grander ambitions than bankrolls. Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud transformed a taco shop, creating a walk-up space that feels urban and modern, and — most importantly — doable. Opening a restaurant is ungodly expensive. Carnitas offers chef/owners a whole other script to follow for how to get it done.” — Amy Finley, Eater San Diego

“I have been waiting for a place like this in San Diego for years! Pork lovers unite!” — David Cohen (Uptown Tavern), Thrillist San Diego