SnackShack Burger in Serious Eat’s Top 10

October 24, 2013

Serious Eats / A Hamburger Today food writer Erin Jackson just came out her definitive list of Top 10 burgers in San Diego. And guess what? The SnackShack Burger from Carnitas’s Snack Shack is on the list! Thank you, Erin!

Erin Jackson’s Top 10 Burgers in San Diego
Oct 24, 2013

Burgers are a big part of the San Diego food scene, and whether you like yours cheap and cheerful or complicated with cheffy toppings, there are too many options to count. Despite reviewing local burgers for over three years, I’m in no danger of running out of options. There are always new places to cover, along with a smattering of old stand-bys I have yet to hit. So, while I haven’t sampled every burger in San Diego, I have struck gold multiple times over.

Paring down the many contenders to a comprehensive list of the ten best was more emotional than you might think. I scrutinized the selections, agonizing over which burgers should make the cut, and revising the list several times until I got it just right.

My final picks are representative of the San Diego burger scene as a whole, and cover everything from longtime favorites like the bacon cheeseburger at Hodad’s, to the beautifully complicated burger at Davanti Enoteca.

Top 10 San Diego Burgers

Davanti Enoteca
The Grill at Torrey Pines
Nicky Rottens
Carnitas’ Snack Shack
The Red Door
Southpaw Social Club

Shack Burger at Carnitas’ Snack Shack
The Shack Burger ($9) features a crusty, charred beef patty smeared with bacon jam and aioli and draped with melted white cheddar. It’s decadent and full-flavor, but even if you make happy snorting sounds while eating it, you still won’t be the biggest pig at the restaurant (that honor goes to the giant porker perched on the roof).

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Carnitas' SnackShack Burger

The SnackShack Burger

Carnitas’ SnackShack Burger is a grass-fed ground beef patty with our house-made bacon jam, topped with melting white cheddar cheese, crisp butter lettuce and juicy tomato, on a kaiser roll with SnackShack aioli.

Stop the the SnackShack and try one today!