Imagine soft corn tortillas filled with tender, slightly crispy, and juicy shredded pork carnitas, chopped onion and cilantro, crumbled Mexican cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Are you salivating yet? Carnitas tacos are perfect for a quick weeknight meal or even a large gathering where you need to feed a crowd without breaking the bank. Make some today and your belly will thank you.
This is a particular type of taco served at tiny (often hole in the wall) taquerias all over the southwest. Street-style tacos consist of small soft corn tortillas filled with juicy & crispy meat (my favorite is pork) that's topped with finely diced raw onion and cilantro and served with a side of lime wedges, salt, and either red or green sauce.