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Carnitas Burrito?

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I am searching for a pork carnitas burrito made the way I like it, which is, in order of importance:

1. CRISPY. I am looking not just for braised or roasted meat but meat that has then been cooked again so that it gets crispy around the edges, you know, like real carnitas. The high heat needed to achieve this also melts all the fat. What a bummer to have big hunks of unrendered fat in your burrito.
3. SEASONED
4. CHOPPED. I hate the places that leave big hunks of meat that take up a quarter of the burrito.

The closest I have found is the "homestyle" carnitas burrito at Senor Taco in Fountain Hills, oddly enough. They also put in some guac and pico de gallo if you want. It's not really that crispy but there's no unrendered fat and it's well seasoned and chopped.

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  1. Phoenix Ranch Market although I prefer them as tacos. If you ask them, they will make them extra crispy.