I love Carnitas, it’s one of my favorite Mexican dishes. I never made them for myself because I was spoiled by the best Mexican restaurant ever, Old Town Mexican Cafe located in San Diego, CA. They make the best carnitas on the planet, if you are ever there I would suggest that you try them for yourself. As good as there food is there is one drawback, you will forever compare their food with everyone else’s . Since moving from California to West Virginia I have yet to find a Mexican restaurant that I really like. I have been trying really hard to find one, but not having any luck.
A few months ago, I called my old butcher from El Toro’s Market, they also served good Mexican food and asked him if he could help me out with a few recipes. One of the recipes that he gave me was for these Slower Cooker Carnitas. They aren’t as good as Old Towns but they pull a close second and are definitely better than anything I’ve had around here.
Reduce, Reuse, Renewed says
Thanks for sharing this! We came from the OC to Colorado and have the same problem finding authentic Mexican food…and my hubby is Mexican and grew up on the "real stuff" that this white wifey is trying to imitate! lol My roomies and I used to drive down to San Juan Capistrano to eat at a Mexican restaurant just across from the mission. They had the BEST burritos. The memory makes me drool. I'll be making this one for sure!
These look amazing! Pinned for later! 🙂
Gee Singh Newbanks says
I spent a lot of my youth hopping over to Southern Mexico and eating Mexican street food. Carnitas being a fave.
here in North Central Florida, the choices of Mexican Rest. leave me wanting…. It's been 2 years since we have been to Mexico, and I am thankful to have stumbled upon your blog on Craftberry Bush's party.
Thanks for sharing… will be making these soon.
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I pinned this one–even though I live in LA and have access to awesome and not-so-awesome Mexican food, I still cook most nights 🙂 And our fave Mexican restaurant is 20 miles away.
And all my boys LOVE carnitas (me? I am a shredded beef girl).