Carnitas' Snack Shack is Now ZAGAT Rated

January 17, 2013
2013 Zagat San Diego City GuideIf you saw the article in Eater San Diego today about the new 2013 San Diego ZAGAT Ratings, then hopefully you noticed that we’re included! The thirty-point ZAGAT Score offers a range from “Poor to Fair” food, to a dining experience that is “Extraordinary to Perfection.” We’re so proud that Carnitas’ Snack Shack now rates a food score “Extraordinary to Perfection.”

Other amazing stats from the just-released 2013 ZAGAT San Diego City Guide:

10 Best San Diego Restaurants
Carnitas’ Snack Shack was included in the Top Ten San Diego Restaurants in the 2013 survey. Others include Sushi Ota, Tao, Market, Tapenade, Pamplemousse, Vincent’s, Ruth’s Chris, Snooze, and Donovan’s.

#1 in North Park
The Shack was the number one restaurant out of 23 Zagat-rated in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.

Top Newcomer
Carnitas’ Snack Shack was voted Best New San Diego Restaurant in the survey, followed by Snooze in Hillcrest, Slater’s 50/50, Wang’s North Park and Underbelly.

ZAGAT Rating & Review
Food: 27/30, “Extraordinary to Perfection”
Decor: 17/30, “Good to Very Good,” well, it is a shack…
Service: 22/30, “Very Good to Excellent”

Named for chef/co-owner Hanis Cavin’s pet pig (whose likeness adorns the roof), this North Park American-Eclectic peddles porcine pleasures such as “stacked-high” sandwiches and “yummy” pork belly at reasonable prices; though there “can be a wait”, the counter service is “friendly” and there’s “limited” seating on a pleasant patio.

Read More, or write your own review on ZAGAT here!

Our heart-felt thanks go out everyone who voted!

And congrats go out to all the other amazing San Diego restaurants listed in the new 2013 ZAGAT San Diego City Guide.