Carnitas at Nopalito
NOPA, Lower Haight
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
306 Broderick St
San Francisco, CA94117
Call: 415.437.0303
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1224 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA94122
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Chef Ruggero Gadaldi reviews Carnitas at
"The pork shoulder is braised in its own fat for two hours with Manteca (or lard), which they render from heritage pigs, salt, piloncillo (unrefined brown sugar), orange, onions, garlic, milk, dark beer, and cinnamon. Eat it with some homemade tortillas, their pickled jalapeños, and salsa de tomatillo. Oh madre de Dios!"
Chef Traci Des Jardins reviews Carnitas at
"The carnitas has wonderful hints of cinnamon and orange. It's crispy, fatty, and totally addicting. I'm also a fan of their tequila with sangrita."
Chef Armando Justo reviews Carnitas at
"This restaurant opened because the Mexican crew at Nopa used to make staff meals that were good, so they had to give them their own restaurant. This carnitas is to die for—braised pork, orange, bay leaves, milk, cinnamon, beer, pickled jalapeños, cabbage, and salsa de tomatillo."

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