Carnitas' Snack Shack – in San Diego Magazine Top 10

November 24, 2012

Carnitas’ Snack Shack ranked in San Diego Magazine’s 2012 Top 10 San Diego Restaurants. Thank you, Troy — and to all our loyal customers, foodies and reviewers!

Top 10 Restos of 2012
Troy Johnson picks the best
San Diego Magazine, December 2012

Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Hanis Cavin, swine enthusiast and former Kensington Grill chef, went out on his own with this glorified lemonade stand where he serves pork, pork, and more pork. (He owns a miniature pet pig, the shack’s namesake, which is either honorable or sociopathic.) Want a slab of pork belly without having to fuss with reservations or stainable linen? Gnaw his giant slab, though you may want to wipe off a bit of the glaze. But it’s the steak sammie—top-notch prime beef with pickled serrano peppers, jack cheese, and chipotle aioli—that takes top honors. Take your buddy from Philadelphia and maybe he’ll stop whining about missing Geno’s. 2632 University Avenue, North Park.

And congratulations our fellow 2012 Top 10 San Diego Restaurants! Brooklyn Girl, Haggo’s Organic Taco, Prepkitchen, Que Huong, Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, Sushi Shirahama, Table 926, TJ Oyster Bar, and Vivace @ Park Hyatt.