I've had my ups and downs with Cabreras (in particular we usually go to the Lake Pasadena location), but I have to say we had a really nice meal last night with some of the best carnitas I've ever had. We do like those 2 for 1 coupons, and it is local, so it's been a place we've been off and on, with and without the coupons!
I like roasted meats, pot roasts, pork roasts and the like, but when I want carnitas, I want the traditional roasted then fried crispy carmelized type that is pretty much like dessert! And it was.
They have 2 salsas, the primary being too tomatoey tasting for our tastes, and the second a smoked chili tasting (chipotle? ?) which we like better, but we carried along a really hefty hot salsa verde because we really like the extra heat. I got a chili relleno and a carne asada fried taco combo (I usually go for the traditional). The carne asada was cut in the those smaller hence crispier size pieces I like, and you could really taste the lime. My only complaint is we ordinarily order double beans on the side well done/crispy, we didn't, and the regular sides of beans/rice were cool compared to the main items.
It was the best meal I've had there, I'm not sure if it was a change in cook (because they have had that over the years and shifts) but it was a really nice improvement and reassured me we need to go back!
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