Carnitas Uruapan

Restaurants , Mexican Pilsen
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Carnitas Uruapan
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Carnitas Uruapan
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Carnitas Uruapan
Photograph: Allison Williams

Carnitas Uruapan

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 chicharrones.

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

Cross street: between Paulina and Wood Sts
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-6pm
Transport: El stop: Pink to 18th. Bus: 9, 18, 50.
Price: Average main course: $7
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Jaclyn R

Hands down the best location for carnitas in Chicago. This is a lovely family owned spot with great food and service. It's snug and there is usually a line but it's definitely well worth the wait. They also have fantastic menudo & chicharrones!