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    Post #1 - October 5th, 2018, 8:55 am
    Post #1 - October 5th, 2018, 8:55 am Post #1 - October 5th, 2018, 8:55 am
    Carnitas La Esquinita has been on my MustTry list since trixie-pea / @trixiekristinakim mentioned, with a shoutout by Da Beef / @chibbqking, on Instagram. Barbacoa & carnitas tip-top, caldo de pollo good as I've had in ages.

    Full menu of soups, tacos, tortas, burritos and breakfast, friendly service, table seating and long hours.

    CLEP1.jpg Caldo de Pollo

    CLEP3.jpg Accompaniments

    CLEP2.jpg Barbacoa & Carnitas. Delicious but not very photogenic.

    Carnitas La Esquinta, Count me a Fan!

    Carnitas La Esquinta
    3424 W Irving Park Rd
    Chicago, IL 60618
    773-249-7202
    8am - 10:45 Daily
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #2 - October 6th, 2018, 4:02 pm
    Post #2 - October 6th, 2018, 4:02 pm Post #2 - October 6th, 2018, 4:02 pm
    So glad this is on the radar. We had lunch here earlier today and were very pleased by the food and the warm, hospitable service . . .

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    Carnitas La Esquinita, 3424 W Irving Park Road

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    Menu, Cover
    I had a good chuckle when I saw this schematic.

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    Menu, Page 1

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    Menu, Page 5

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    Carnitas, una libra
    The namesake item was just terrific. Really, some of the most enjoyable carnitas I've ever had. Not only was the pork flavor really intense, but the textural contrasts of the meat made it a pleasure to eat. Even after we were full, it was hard to stop picking at this plate of goodness.

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    Tacos de Barbacoa
    This was some tender and flavorful goat on these tortillas.

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    Pozole Rojo con Puerco
    I really enjoyed this rich, flavorful bowl, which in addition to some perfectly cooked carrots and cabbage, also contained very tasty pieces of tender pork and soft hominy. A green version, with chicken instead of pork, is also available.

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    Burrito de Carne Asada
    Good stuff, though it wouldn't necessarily be at the top of my 'order it again' list.

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    Caldo De Res
    I only spectated this bowl of beef soup -- and did not try it -- but my companion seemed to enjoy it.

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    Caldo De Pollo
    A flavorful and not-too-salty broth, and some very tender, bone-in pieces of chicken. This was a helluva nice bowl.

    When it comes to Mexican food in Chicago, we are truly spoiled. Add Carnitas La Esquinita to the list of places that make it so.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #3 - October 7th, 2018, 10:33 am
    Post #3 - October 7th, 2018, 10:33 am Post #3 - October 7th, 2018, 10:33 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:So glad this is on the radar. We had lunch here earlier today and were very pleased by the food and the warm, hospitable service . . .

    Glad you dug Carnitas La Esquinita, I've just had one visit but see many more in my future. Kudos on the terrific carnitas pic, carnitas and wings from Great Sea never live up to their deliciousness in my photos.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #4 - October 7th, 2018, 11:33 am
    Post #4 - October 7th, 2018, 11:33 am Post #4 - October 7th, 2018, 11:33 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:So glad this is on the radar. We had lunch here earlier today and were very pleased by the food and the warm, hospitable service . . .

    Glad you dug Carnitas La Esquinita, I've just had one visit but see many more in my future. Kudos on the terrific carnitas pic, carnitas and wings from Great Sea never live up to their deliciousness in my photos.

    Pigmon and Trixie-Pea had both mentioned it a few times and I'd been meaning to go but your post pushed it into priority territory. I brought my big camera, so the pic more or less took itself.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #5 - October 8th, 2018, 10:39 am
    Post #5 - October 8th, 2018, 10:39 am Post #5 - October 8th, 2018, 10:39 am
    Thanks for posting, I live a few blocks away and have never thought to try this place.

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