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“Nice place in the area”
Review of Carnitas' Snack Shack - CLOSED

Carnitas' Snack Shack
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. CLOSED for a refresh. We apologize for any inconvenience. Visit our Embarcadero Shack!
Reviewed April 4, 2018 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.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

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!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 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!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank rayc1997
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant by the ferry terminals on the San Diego downtown bay front. It was close by our hotel and we loved sitting outdoors in the beautiful weather to eat. You order through a window and then choose your seats and the food is brought to you. The pork tacos are on corn tortillas and are great. They offer fish tacos, hamburgers as well as a beet dish that I can’t remember the name of but loved. There is a bar on one side of the shack and the other is restaurant style seating. Both sides are under a canopy if it rains but being San Diego it was perfect weather while we were there, so it was a joy to be sitting outside enjoying good food.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Aaron W
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