Kirbie's Cravings


Porkyland is a fast-casual Mexican eatery with two locations in San Diego. We recently visited so that I could try their foot-long burritos and carne asada fries.
photo of carne asada fries served at Porkyland

We’ve been looking for a new spot for California burritos and carne asada fries, two of the most requested food items when friends come to visit.

Mr. K has been going to Porkyland for a little over a year now to meet up with friends for lunch. He got me very curious when he described a burrito option that was a foot-long. I love foods that are mini or oversized!

The interior of the restaurant is clean and colorful. They also have a small open salsa bar.
photo of the inside of Porkyland

California burrito (jumbo)
photo of jumbo California burrito
For an additional $3.95 you can make your burrito a jumbo which is the foot-long version. We ordered our food to-go. When I got home, the first thing I did was measure the burrito and it really did measure slightly longer than my 12 inches.
close-up photo of the california burrito sliced in half to show the inside
The interior had a good amount of fries, carne asada, guacamole, sour cream and cheese. I did feel like that there could have been a little more filling as the burrito felt a little loose and every bite contained a lot of tortilla. But I liked that the fries were seasoned and the carne asada meat was tender and not too salty. I find that a lot of places overcook and oversalt their carne asada meat.

I enjoyed the burrito and like the novelty of offering a jumbo version. It’s not quite my favorite California burrito (I still prefer Lucha Libre), but it is a solid burrito.

Carne Asada Fries
close-up photo of Carne Asada Fries
Our previous go-to for carne asada fries was Lolita’s but I haven’t been as satisfied with our last few visits. After tasting the fries inside the burrito, I thought the fries here could be promising, so a few weeks later, we returned to try the fries.

The thick-cut seasoned fries were loaded with carne asada, refried beans, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream.

I really enjoyed the fries. I do wish that they had spread out all the layers on top of each other rather than placing them side by side because it was hard to get all the topping without making your way across the entire container.
overhead photo of Carne Asada Fries
However, we’ll be coming back here next time we have friends requesting carne asada fries. And we’ll try to revisit again soon to work our way through more of the menu.

2 locations
location visited: 4645 Carmel Mountain Rd #201, San Diego, CA 92130

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6 comments on “Porkyland”

  1. My favorite carne asada fries if you haven’t tried is Yesenia’s in carmel mtn. 

  2. The old Porkyland is now Salud Tacos. I compared Kirk’s2006 Porkyland post with his SaludTacos post. Same building. I didn’t realize there was another location of Porkland up north. I don’t think I could finish that footlong burrito unless I was super hungry! Carne asada fries are always a hit with out of towners. 🙂

    • They have 2 locations in North County! But no others so I guess the old ones closed down and might be under different management.

  3. Years ago, there was a Porkyland in Barrio Logan (just down the street from Las Cuatra Milpas) and I think they had a shop in La Jolla. Since it’s been so many years, I’m sure this one is under different management. I’ll have to go check them out; thanks for the heads-up.