Hours: Breakfast, Lunch: Sunday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday
Carnitas are the specialty of the house at this fixture on the 18th Street strip.
There's pig paraphernalia everywhere in this fixture on the 18th Street strip, from pictures and sculptures to coin banks and comic strips. A large pan of fork-tender shredded pork is a main attraction, second only to a high stack of chicharrones (fried pork rinds) under the heat lamp. The few tables are packed every morning, and they do a brisk trade in takeout. The limited selection includes carnitas (soft corn tortillas wrapped around shredded pork) and menudo; there are also fresh nopales and taquitos de sesos,brain taquitos. The only question you're asked upon sitting down is "how many," referring to the carnitas, served in plastic baskets. Sneak a peek into the kitchen, and you may get a glimpse of a man stirring three huge vats of bubbling pig parts with a big wooden paddle.