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Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican, Regional, Southwestern, Tex-Mex
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Located just south of Southtown, Carnitas Lonja may be off the beaten path, but it's most assuredly a path you want to go down. Although this "hole in the wall" is unassuming, it has earned tons of... Read More
Located just south of Southtown, Carnitas Lonja may be off the beaten path, but it's most assuredly a path you want to go down. Although this "hole in the wall" is unassuming, it has earned tons of praise for their incredible food. There are not a lot of options here, but that's probably why it's so good. They hone in on what they do best and have perfected the art of carnitas. This is a family-owned business and they specialize in making the traditional dish of Michoacan-style carnitas using fresh daily ingredients. You can bet they throw in a bit of Texas flair to make this dish uniquely San Antonio. With fresh corn tortillas made from a mixture of corn nixtamalizado, juicy pork carnitas and perfectly-crafted accoutrements such as pico de gallo, pickled onions and salsa, this makes for one terrific meal to remember.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: A local's favorite hole in the wall, Carnitas Lonja is a great place to grab some of the city's best (and affordable) Mexican food.
- Best for Tex-Mex Because: People come to San Antonio looking for the best Mexican and Tex-Mex and Carnitas Lonja delivers on that promise!