Pork Tacos! Real Michoacan Carnitas in Little Havana

Jacob Katel
Mmmmm, tacos
If the words maciza (solid), cuerito (skin), buche (stomach), oreja (ear), tripa (intestines), lengua (tongue), or surtida (mixed) mean anything to you and your taco, you're in luck.

Con Sabor a Mexico: Carnitas Estilo Michoacan (542 SW 12th Ave., Miami) is open for business seven days a week 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

According to owners Mariana Camargo and Andres Tovar, their Little Havana shop is the only place you can find authentic, traditional, Michoacan-style carnitas in Miami-Dade County outside of Homestead.

We'd like to believe there are more out there.

Andres, a Cuernavaca native whose parents are from the tiny south-central Mexican state of Michoacan admits that in the 5 years he's been in Miami he has seen area Mexican joints spike from 2 to 15.

Little Havana alone is now home to several Mexican restaurants.

The menu, as it hangs on the wall.
We posted up at the counter at around 8:45 last night. Many items were sold out. We got 2 chicken tacos, one buche (stomach) and one maciza (solid).

The buche, and two pollos to the left
Chicken taco and Jarritos Tamarindo
Each taco costs $1.65. Four tacos and a Mexican soda costs $8. Tacos are served naked. Add your own cilantro, chopped onions, and multiple salsas.

As seen from SW 12th Avenue.
Con Sabor a Mexico: Carnitas Estilo Michoacan
542 SW 12th Ave., Miami

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