Definition of carnitas in English:


Line breaks: car|ni¦tas
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈniːtəz


  • (In Mexican cooking) braised or roasted pork served shredded in small pieces, often as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc.: there are plenty of street vendors selling everything from hamburgers to tacos filled with carnitas
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    • In the town of Tepatitlan in Jalisco, Mexico, he discovered the secret to delicious carnitas.
    • If you are into Mexican food they serve menudo, fajitas, various types of tacos, enchiladas, carnitas, rice, beans and more.
    • But is it possible to get great carnitas in a restaurant where you can actually sit down, hear some music and maybe get a margarita or two?


Mexican Spanish, literally 'little pieces of meat'.

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