Carnitas Uruapan

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Carnitas Uruapan restaurant in Pilsen.

At this tiny Pilsen storefront, regulars get special treatment (a.k.a. refried beans, not always on offer), newcomers just get blank stares, and everybody gets the carnitas. Ordered by the pound, the juicy pork is served to you on a platter with nothing but a side of corn tortillas and a spicy salsa verde so that you can concoct your own tacos. Not leaving any part of the pig to waste, the limited menu also includes fresh, warm, delicious pork rinds.

Venue name: Carnitas Uruapan
Address: 1725 W 18th St

Cross street: between Paulina and Wood Sts
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch (closed Thu)
Transport: El stop: Pink to 18th. Bus: 9, 18, 50.
Price: Average main course: $7
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