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Carnitas Michoacan in Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico

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Carnitas Michoacan in Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Gypsy Jan | Apr 23, 2006 12:51 AM

Carnitas Michoacan is one of those mainstays; a estaurant that has been in business since 1952 because they do what they do extremely well.

What is on the menu is pork, pork and more pork.

In case you hadn't noticed, pork is king here.

The decor is...pork statues all over - on shelves, in display cases, on counters and in the pictures on the wall - pigs are on display.

You can order your carnitas generically, or by specific parts - ears. head meat, tongue, intestines, skin or, how can I say this, the "ultimate good-bye", if you are looking north as the pig walks away from you in that direction.

Everything pork is available but the "oink".

If you want breakfast, you can get eggs with your pork.

If you must get exotic, you can have carne asada (beef).

Recently, I took home an order of a media kilo (a bit over a pound) of carnitas; I ordered rib meat.

The entire takeaway package must have weighed six pounds - included with the carnitas was servings of rice, beans, guacamole, salsa, escabeche (marinated jalapenos, celery, onions and carrots) and chopped fresh onions w/cilantro and a huge stack of tortillas.

The flavor and freshness of the carnitas and the sides all was top notch.

Check please - $154 pesos, around $13.00 US. (BTW, I didn't use my calculator for the most recent currency conversion, this is just a seat of the pants estimate,)

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