Popular Carnitas’ Snack Shack Begins Expansion to Embarcadero | NBC 7 San Diego

Popular Carnitas’ Snack Shack Begins Expansion to Embarcadero

The popular eatery on University Avenue is branching out.



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    A popular North Park eatery is one step closer to opening its doors in the Embarcadero area near downtown San Diego.

    The Port of San Diego has approved a lease for Carnitas’ Snack Shack, a fast-casual “porkhouse” known for its tasty eats on University Avenue.

    The eatery will open its third location, a walk-up cafe-style location, at 1004 North Harbor Drive. Construction is expected to take six months. 

    The location will boast a pork-centric menu, as well as a takeout window for those looking to take their treats on the go. Diners will be able to enjoy a locally-sourced beer garden nearby and adjacent jacaranda groves and seating areas. 

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    This eatery will be part of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan which also includes a visitor’s center, parks, walkways and public art at San Diego’s waterfront.

    The original Carnitas’ Snack Shack location opened in North Park in 2011 and continues to be a very busy eatery in the restaurant-heavy Uptown community.

    That location is open seven days a week from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and boasts a menu that includes items such as the famous “SnackShack Burger” with bacon jam and aioli and the “Triple Threat Pork Sandwich” with pepperoncini relish.

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