Best Carnitas in SF? Farolito or Metate
this recent article by Bill Adison in the chronicle has me hankering real bad for a real good carnitas burrito or taco. i want some really tastey, crispy on the outside, shreddy on the inside, carnitas.
farolito and metate are both in his top 20. which of these do y'all think has the best carnitas?
or is there somewhere else in SF that you'd recommend even more?
You know the 24th/Alabama branch of El Farloito
is <5min ... ~3blocks ... from El Metate, so with
a $5-6 "research budget" you can easily try both.
Taqueria Vallarta is another block and a half west on
24th, so you can try them at the same time.
re: Robert Lauriston
I have eaten the carnitas at La Taqueria at least fifty times in the last five years and have never been disappointed. People that complain about the prices at L.T. need to get over the belief that Mexican food has to be inexpensive. Quality costs money no matter the ethnicity of the cuisine.
I'm personally a huge fan of the carnitas at La Palma. They're not crispy in the traditional sense, but wonderfully moist and full of porky goodness.