Carnitas Lonja

tastemaker nominee

This tiny miracle of a taqueria really only does one thing. But who needs variety when you can eat San Antonio’s best carnitas for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner if it doesn’t sell out? Grab a friend and share a pound for $14. The pork, slow-cooked in lard in the Michoacán style, sings even before it's topped with escabeche, pico, and a peppery squeeze of one of the two salsas. But when it's wrapped with a spoonful of guacamole in a fluffy homemade corn tortilla, fireworks go off.


Carnitas Lonja
1107 Roosevelt
San Antonio, TX 78210

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $
  • Takeout