Rapture. Carnitas.

Some things are universal. Thank heavens. You know how it feels, when you are driving down the freeway, and thinking about the next couple of hours, you realize you are hungry, and then realize your favorite food is waiting for you at the next off-ramp?

Tacos. Carnitas. See that tomatillo salsa? The chopped red onions? The cilantro? Making my mouth water now even as I sit on my sofa with not a speck of pork in sight.

Best part is the side of pickled carrots. Hot. Vinegary.

Check is pretty nice too.

Gracias indeed. Rapture.

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  • 07/31/09
    9:52 am


    Southern Web Girl said...

    Yum. I like how it's served on a paper, and that you paid exact change. I'm about to go over to my local Mexican "fast food" place myself.

  • 07/31/09
    10:50 am


    Jan said...

    Oooooh, I'm hungry and you're killing me here. Carnitas are about as abundant in Ohio as maracas (which is to say – not very).

  • 07/31/09
    11:16 am


    Maureen at IslandRoar said...

    Looks delicious!
    That's one thing not available here, unfortunately.

  • 07/31/09
    11:43 am


    mary anne said...

    Ooooh, yum! Um, not something I'm going to find where I live. (sigh)

  • 07/31/09
    11:57 am


    Black Labs and Lilly said...

    Those look amazing!!!

  • 07/31/09
    1:27 pm


    One Barefoot Bride said...

    Love it! That clinches it: burritos for dinner tonight.

  • 07/31/09
    1:37 pm


    LPC said...

    Om nom nom, as they say. Don't you love it that to cook them you submerge pork in lard for 3 hours? Illegal. Doesn't Ohio have its own regional deliciousness? I know for sure that Martha's Vineyard does…

  • 07/31/09
    2:18 pm


    Julia Remix said...

    Yum. Now I'm hungry.

  • 07/31/09
    4:30 pm


    The Cape House said...

    Those. Look. Amazing. The pictures reminded me that I'm hungry. I think I'm going to go get a Chilean empanada right now.

  • 07/31/09
    4:36 pm


    the Preppy Princess said...

    Clearly not something that should have been read when starving. Sigh.

    Have a terrific weekend!

  • 07/31/09
    7:13 pm


    The Consummate Hostess said...

    Yum! That all looks amazing and how about the pickled carrots, I must try it!

  • 08/03/09
    6:07 am


    Brown Eyed Girl said...

    Yummy! Taqueria Vallerta is one of the things I miss most about living in Santa Cruz.

    Junior Tacos is okay Carnitas for Ohio… but some things just don't compare to Cali.

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