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Carnitas worth stopping for in Auburn - El Portal

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Carnitas worth stopping for in Auburn - El Portal

gordon wing | Feb 16, 2007 05:16 PM

thanks to a few good mentions of El Portal I made a lunch stop there today on the way back from a quick ski trip. Didn't want to have a large lunch because I still had a few hours of driving so I had a couple of soft tacos. Went for the chile verde and the carnitas. They each came on a double corn tortilla with a good dose of cilantro, onion and salsa fresca. Limes and radish came on the side. These were very well filled - as they should be for $1.85 each. The chile verde was OK but the Carnitas was reallly satisfying - lots of crunchy bits and a deep savory porkiness. This is the one I'd go back for .... the house chips and salsa are an afterthought - thin and crispy and they're free but nothing to write home about.

El Portal Taqueria - 13354 Lincoln Way - Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 745-9585
Right across the street from the McDonalds .....

Open 7 days a week - Mon-Thurs 10am -8pm
Fri - Sun 10 - 8:30pm

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