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“Nice place in the area”

Carnitas' Snack Shack
Ranked #24 of 5,145 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: In 2011, Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud opened Carnitas’ Snack Shack, their first joint venture in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. The “Snack Shack,” as it’s affectionately called, serves up thoughtfully-sourced, pork- centric American cuisine and local craft beers in a fun, no-fuss environment. Over the years Hanis and Sara (and Carnitas – their pet pig!) have earned the respect of their colleagues through hard work, creativity, and dedication to their community. Inspired to share their passion for food and life with more people, the king and queen of pork launched a Snack Shack on the Embarcadero waterfront in Spring 2016, offering a full bar program and panoramic views of the San Diego harbor. Since then the Snack Shack has expanded to Petco Park, where it has two locations in left field.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to grab a bite before taking a boat. Carnitas are really good... and the place has a lively vibe. Oh man the only thing I do not get is the tortillas they are kind of lame they do no justice to what is inside.

Thank DavidHG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carnitas' Snack Shack was recommended by a friend. I had two carnitas tacos. The front of the building looks like a hole in the wall, but there is actually quite a nice courtyard on the side extending to the rear of the building. The food was tasty and best of all it was a fantastic price!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Best BLT I’ve ever had with the most generous helping of bacon AND ham. Though the addition of ham was a bit unusual, it was very delicious. My wife also was very pleased with her SnackShack burger. Also try their fries (seasoned very nicely). So if you are near the Midway or Maritime museums on the Embarcadero, it’s a great place to stop for lunch.




Thank Roger I
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Had the Pork Belly App and the Triple Threat. Wife had the ribeye steak sandwich. Wow!

Keep up the good job, Carnitas!!

Thank rayc1997
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Unfortunately, I live in an apartment near Carnitas. The staff seem friendly. But they play the TV on their back patio at a high volume, no matter how many times I speak with them about it.

This is inconsiderate to the dozens of families living nearby. Nobody wants to hear sports commentary or anything else on tv from 11 am to 9 pm, every single day. It's noise pollution, and it cuts through the ambient background sounds of the community.

The ridiculous thing is that there is almost never anyone watching the TV. It just blares away, making it impossible for the neighbors to leave their windows or doors open for fresh air.

Please, use closed captioning instead! Or just turn off the TV altogether and let customers chat with each other, and let the neighbors live in peace.

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