Nopalito – Lower Haight
Five stars for the carnitas, which was the only food we ordered. It was tender, juicy and slightly sweet. Served in butcher paper to keep those juices and fats close at hand.
The tomatillo sauce added the perfect amount of zing to balance the carnitas. Housemade masa tortillas, and finely sliced veggies came with, and we wrapped it all up and stuffed it in our gobs.
A little snackule of baked/fried chickpeas came to the table at the beginning, and three little Mexican wedding cookies came at the end.
I also had the huckleberry lemonade. Very refreshing. Meanwhile, the carnitas were so awesome that I hardly even thought, “what the hell is a huckleberry?”
(photos by Ted Mills)
Nopalito (Lower Haight)