Carnitas Uruapan is THE TRUTH.
This is the type of place that people who are too scared to explore Pilsen are missing out on.
For $7.00 (!) you’re treated to a heaping pound of expertly-curated chopped-up pig pieces, skillfully removed from the whole-cooked animal. This meat marvel is served with ultra-fresh tortillas, multiple phenomenal salsa choices, and a heaping helping of chopped cilantro and onion.
It’s greasy. It’s salty. It’s messy. It’s so damn good.
Both times I’ve been here, they presented some free appetizer, whether chicharron or some new recipe they’re trying out. Last time it was pig brain empanadas that were out-of-this-world delicious.
Also, if you’re not washing all this down with a bottle of Mexican coke, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
This is far and away one of the finest no-frills Mexican meals in Chicago, and all for the price of a meal at Chipotle. C’mon!