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

Definition of carnitas in English:

plural noun

(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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