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Don Pedro Carnitas

1113 W. 18th St. (Carpenter St.) Send to Phone
Make your own carnitas tacos at this locals' favorite in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Photo by Krista / CC BY 2.0


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Don Pedro Carnitas, Chicago, IL

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Don Pedro Carnitas Restaurant Review

: Be prepared to wait in line to order at Don Pedro Carnitas, a locals' favorite in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Individual tacos are available, but most patrons order the pork by the pound. Served family-style with tortillas, chicharrones (fried pork rinds), bottles of red and green salsas and heaping bowls of pico de gallo and pickled peppers, they're a fiery, design-it-yourself meal. On the weekends you might also find menudo on the menu.

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