Jeff Werlwas loves carnitas. “I’ve lived in Boyle Heights and have tried the best of the best. So I was surprised when I ordered the carnitas in a coffee shop, in Santa Monica of all places, and found them amazingly juicy and remarkably flavorful.”
The coffee shop is Cora’s, and the cook explained to Jeff that “the flavor and texture came from slow roasting the spiced pork on a rotisserie for about four hours. This allows a natural crust to form versus the traditional deep fried approach.” This place, says Jeff, is a must-try for all carnitas-lovers.
Cora’s Coffee Shoppe [Westside–Beaches]
1802 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
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