We hadn’t been back to Carnitas Uruapan in awhile. If you remember, I like calling this place Uhura (Star Trek, yo) instead because I kept forgetting how to say “Uruapan.” It pretty much still happens to this day. Sometimes I’ll just look at Jake and say “Uhuraaaaaaa!” and he’ll know what it is that I want. Ain’t that awesome?
I last wrote about Carintas Uruapan back in 2013 (thought we’ve been back many times) and I’m happy to see that the menu prices haven’t changed! Amazeballs.
[milanesa torta / $4.50]
T decided he had to have a torta this time. We hadn’t tried the tortas and it was actually pretty amazing. The bread was nice and fresh, toasted on the inside AND the outside (extra brownie points for that one). The ingredients were incredibly flavorful – the milanesa was tender and juicy and paired well with everything on the sandwich. It also had a spread of refried beans, fresh guacamole, lettuce and cheese. Excellent torta!
[al pastor burrito / $4.99]
Jake got his standby al pastor/adobada/pork filling with guacamole on the side. He cut it open and spilled it’s
belly guts delicious pork innards out. The al pastor is incredibly tender and slightly sweet here. It’s not spicy at all which is why I like it more than at other places (which tend to make spicier al pastor). I was so happy to see there were onions and cilantro inside the burrito, too. It seems like a lot of places don’t add it to the burrito (or you have to ask for it). It makes the burrito much more flavorful in my opinion.
[carnitas rolled tacos combo plate / $6.99]
We also got a carnitas rolled taco plate so the boys could have the rice and beans and I could have rolled tacos. This is about one of the only places I know of that does carnitas rolled tacos instead of only shredded beef (which is also an option here). I’m sad to say the rolled tacos were a total miss this time around. They were not freshly made and tasted like they had been made a few hours ago and were just reheated. They were a bit soft and not as crunchy or as flavorful as other visits. Sad cakes.
[potato tacos / $2.99]
Luckily my absolute favorite item, my reason for going here, was still completely and 100% delicious: POTATO TACOS! These are still just as good as I remember them. They were fresh, hot, and had an excellent crunch on the outer taco shell. The mashed potatoes inside are well seasoned, creamy, and delightful. They come with sour cream, lettuce, tomato and cotija cheese and usually I just brush off all that damn lettuce. Get outta my way, crunchy watery lettuce! You’re getting in the way of my potato love!
Anyway. I dearly implore you to come visit Carnitas
Uhura Uruapan. It’s cheap. It’s good. It’s fast. It’s delicious. It’s everything you want in a meal.
4233 Spring Street
La Mesa, CA 91941