Mad Girl Eats Carnitas Snack Shack in Del Mar California


Carnitas’ Snack Shack, 12837 El Camino Real in Del Mar, San Diego, CA.

A pretty little bbq spot in a pretty little area of Del Mar in the northern San Diego area. Cool “Q” dining area with outdoor seating available.

I ordered the Triple Threat Pork Sandwich and the Snack Shack Steak Sandwich. Both were meaty and flavorful. The Triple Threat Pork sandwich was brilliant. It had pork loin schnitzel (wow), pulled pork (yum), and bacon (heck ya!) with a pepperoncini relish and Shack aioli. Dang! That was a pork masterpiece! The Steak sandwich was delectable. Sliced ribeye, pepper jack cheese, tomato, pickled serrano, chipotle aioli, and jalapeno. It was bounding with flavor and heat from all of the peppers. If you like it caliente’, you will love this!

Located in an upper crust strip mall with easy and plentiful parking. There is also a shack located in North Park. Great flavors, quality eats.

New hours: Sun – Thurs 11:00am – 9:00pm, Fri – Sat 11:00am – 10:00pm.

4.75 out of 5 points.


Mad Girl Eat’s Summer Tour 2014!

I’m hitting the road in June on my annual Summer Tour, eating my way around the U.S.A! My itinerary thus far on the first half of my journey is: 


We are still organizing the second half of this trip, but MINNEAPOLIS, MN AND CHICAGO, IL are definite.

If you have any restaurant recommendations in any of these areas, I would love to hear about them! Like my motto says….Food Trucks to Five Star. If it’s a great eat, I want to know. Post them here or connect with me on Twitter @MadGirlEats. Thanks!

Summer is looking pretty fine from here!

Mad Girl Eats San Diego Fish Tacos


South Beach Bar and Grille, 5059 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, CA.

You can’t go to San Diego and not have fish tacos. If you don’t, you’re a huge fool. The best I have found, without jumping the border into Mexico and going to Ensenada, South Beach Bar and Grille on Ocean Beach just north of downtown San Diego rocks all others.

The far range of tacos to choose from are mesmerizing. Luckily, it was Taco Tuesday so all tacos were $2.75 (except for lobster) so let’s have a variety! I can get beef and chicken tacos anywhere, so I chose a nice mix of grilled and fried goodies from the sea. I tried a few…Wahoo, Lobster, Baja Fish, Oyster, Calamari, and Shrimp.

Each incredibly delicious, fresh, full of flavor. My faves of course were Shrimp and the customary Baja Fish. I love the white sauce on top, it just highlights a tasty bite. I asked in Mexico what it was, they said sour cream, but it wasn’t the sour cream I know…but so crazy good.

The locals also rate this place #1, so I say it’s a must stop if you’re in San Diego. You must stop. Thank me later!

Tips: Sit upstairs if possible, this resto is right on the beach and you can’t beat the view. Cash only. Taco Tuesday lasts all day, so get wild.

5 out of 5 cute guppy kisses of fish taco affection.

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