Long lines greet a short list of porktastic plates at this laid-back, walk-up stand identifiable by the large pig sculpture crowning its roof. Although the locally sourced, seasonal menu changes daily, you can always find the Triple Threat, a sandwich loaded with pulled pork, fried pork-loin schnitzel, and—sure, why not?—bacon. Also in the mix are carnitas tacos, a pork belly appetizer, and beef options such as burgers and steak sandwiches. The venue features an outdoor dining area with a patio bar called the Pig Pen that slings a stellar selection of local craft brews. The joint is open until midnight, making it a prime stop for bar hoppers and post-shift local chefs.
San Diego› Restaurant
Carnitas' Snack Shack
Between Villa Terrace & Oregon Strett, 2632 University Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood North Park Hours Daily noon–midnight Transportation Bus: 10 Phone 619/294-7675 Prices All items $7–$10 Cuisine Type American Web site Carnitas' Snack Shack