Carnitas’ Snack Shack – San Diego, CA

What's not to love about a restaurant where carnitas aren't just one of the best items on the menu, but the name of the pet mini pig belonging to owners Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud. The pair opened Carnitas' Snack Shack in 2011 in San Diego's North Park, quickly becoming a neighborhood fixture and all around must visit destination for serious eaters.
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Los Cinco Puntos – Los Angeles, CA (Boyle Heights)

First and foremost, Los Cinco Puntos is a carniceria, or butcher shop, that has been serving the East Los Angeles community for well over forty years. Once inside, your senses are greeted by the sight of the steamy glass display cases showcasing every imaginable cut of meat, as well as the smell of homemade tortillas being heated to order.
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