Category Archives: The State of Carnitas In Austin Texas

The State of Carnitas in Austin Texas. Part Seven: El Zunzal [ Final Installment of 7 Carnitas Tacos in 7 Days Project ]

The first time you visit a restaurant can lay the course for your patronage. Tossed out on your ear after drunkenly wrangling with the barkeep over a shot of Hot Damn…helping the waitress wrap silver so you can adjourn together … Continue reading

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The State of Carnitas in Austin Texas. Part 6: La Flor

When John T. Edge came out to Austin a few months ago he must’ve really had his nose to the ground as he miraculously found La Flor. It’s one of our better taco carts and decidedly under the radar tucked … Continue reading

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The State of Carnitas in Austin Texas. Part 5: La Mexicana

Day 5: La Mexicana has been a 24/7 food source in South Austin for over a decade. Long enough for it to have had a heyday which is now sadly passed. Walking through the electric sliding front door a Mexican … Continue reading

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The State of Carnitas in Austin Texas. Part 4: La Monita

Day 4: A strutting cock is scratching at the hot blacktop as I park my Econoline and make my way inside La Monita; Austin’s premiere carneceria [meat house]. A giant dozing Mexican man is aslumber, doubtlessly narcotized from a full … Continue reading

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The State of Carnitas In Austin Texas: Part 3. Angie’s Mexican Restaurant

Day 3: Ask the neophytes of Austin’s eating community where they go to get carnitas and the typical response will be Angie’s. Angie’s Mexican Restaurant has been plying the taco trade for 18 plus years in Austin, starting in a … Continue reading

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The State of Carnitas In Austin Texas: Part 2. La Michoacana Meat Market

Day 2: “Fix that face before I smack it off of you” are the first words I hear on day 2 of my taco journey. A Mexican mom has about had it with her progeny and has taken to issuing … Continue reading

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The State of Carnitas In Austin Texas: Part I. Fiesta Mart

Day One: Fiesta Mart is pure sensory overload on the weekends. Thousands of people converge on the store and begin jockeying for position in the miles of aisles. I’m good at getting in and getting out but often times I’m … Continue reading

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