We recently revisited Carnitas’ Snack Shack with some friends. The pork-centric restaurant is a popular request when we have friends visiting from out of town. I am eagerly anticipating the opening of their second spot later this summer.
On this recent visit, in addition to the popular regular items, we also saw some BBQ dishes from their Smokehouse Kings mobile business.
I’ve heard good things about the steak sandwich, but I’ve never tried it until now. It one of the few non-pork dishes on the menu. We found the shredded steak to be juicy and flavorful. It was a solid sandwich choice, though I wasn’t necessarily blown away by it.
Since the owners of Carnitas have a side BBQ business, Smokehouse Kings, we thought we’d try the daily ribs special. While the ribs were tender, the smoky flavor wasn’t quite as strong as I’d like. This was our least favorite.
Pork Belly App
No matter how many times I’ve come here and how many dishes I’ve tried, the signature Pork Belly App remains my favorite dish. I love the sweet and spicy glaze, the melt-in-your mouth slab of pork belly, and the apple slaw. Once again, the dish did not disappoint.
We had a good time here even though we weren’t as fond of the ribs. It still remains one of our favorite spots in San Diego.
Carnitas’ Snack Shack
2632 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104