carnitas uruapan revist


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

12 Responses

  1. I must go here.

    Also, I never watched Star Trek (I blame my Brazilian-ness) but I loved watching the new Star Trek movies even though I felt like I was way behind everyone/didn’t get any of the references. I still remember the second Benedict Cumberbatch was like “My name is Khan” and everyone in the theater gasped…And 30 minutes later I was like ohhhhh that’s a bad guy!!!! Haha. Still really fun to watch.

    • mary says:

      Yes. You must! I insist! 🙂 Hahah… funny about the Star Trek movie! I was actually much more into Next Generation than the original, but I do love the rebooted movies.

  2. Lauren says:

    I love that, not only do you call this place Uhura, but you look at Jake and say it, too! LOL! Awesome couple. 😀

    POTATO TACOS! Minus the lettuce, too! I hate lettuce with an irrational, fiery passion, but those tater tacos look damn fine. That guac looks sooooo delicious.

    • mary says:

      Heehee, thanks, Lauren! We’re nerdy like that 🙂 Though I am both into Star Wars and Star Trek, he’s much more into Star Wars. But he respects Star Trek. Hellz yeah!

      Hahah… I don’t really enjoy lettuce on my Mexican food but I do enjoy it in salads! Sometimes I just feel it gets in the way. I don’t want it all over my tacos! Jake will eat all of the lettuce because he’s a crazy lettuce fiend. Go figure.

  3. Faye says:

    Oh that torta looks scrumptious right about now. I hate reading blogs in mornings when I’m starving b/c now I’ll be thinking about finding a torta to eat all day. Thanks dude. Do you think they make their own bread? I like how firm you are with your potato tacos. Like, it’s not 96.2% delicious or 97.4% delicious. It’s 100% Delicious. I’m going to have to use that one next time when I eat something amazing!

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – Oh man, I always do the same thing. Read about food before lunch. It’s so killer! Hmm, I don’t know if they make their own bread. They seem to make a lot of other things on site so it wouldn’t surprise me, but I can’t say for sure. 100% delicious! Yesssss. Maybe that’ll be my new rating system. Hah.

  4. ooh potato tacos sound interesting! i will have to check it out if we visit our friend in la mesa. relating to faye’s comment, i’m always talking to my coworker close to 5pm at work and it makes him so HUNGRY! haha so funny but i just like talking about food =P

    • mary says:

      Some places have crappy, unseasoned potato tacos so you have to watch out for those suckers. The ones here are my favorite ones so far! Haha, yeah, I talk about food with my co-workers, too. I like talking about food, too…. obviously 🙂

  5. Bert is a Star Trek fan (both original and TNG); I would totally call this place Uhura as well! One of my college classmates was a beautiful African American girl named Nichelle, who was named after Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Uhura.

    I love al pastor and adobada so this is a place I definitely have to visit with Bert (sad face for TC since she went, mostly, vegetarian).

    • mary says:

      Hi CC! Uhura is a better name if you ask me, haha! Nichelle is a great name! Big trekkie fans, huh? TC could try those potato tacos! Man, they are so good. The al pastor is good here as well. On the weekends in the evening (after 5pm) they do 99 cents mini tacos with the pork which is a great way to try them without committing to a whole burrito.

  6. Cathy says:

    CU is always a favorite, with the potato tacos being my most favorite Friday /Lent food. The 1/2 lb chicharrones are pretty much always ordered “to go” at every visit. It’s too small to also have ovens…they have the tortillas and torta bread delivered daily.

    • mary says:

      Hi Cathy – Good point about the size/ovens. I didn’t think about that! Makes a ton of sense. Wherever they get their bread from is good stuff. I should ask next time I’m in, maybe it’s from a local panaderia that we can visit.

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