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Where to Eat Carnitas in D.C. Since Chipotle's Out of Them

There's no pork shortage at these local restaurants.

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It's been several months since Chipotle stopped serving carnitas in D.C. And yesterday brought word that, due to issues with supplying the product humanely, the carnitas shortage isn't ending for the company anytime soon.

Carnitas lovers, though, can still turn to local restaurants to get their pork taco fix. So here's an updated guide to those other restaurants around town which offer carnitas year-round.

Have another favorite spot for carnitas? Let us know in the comments.

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Agua 301

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Two carnitos tacos with orange, pickled red onion and habanero salsa are $7 at Agua 301 in Navy Yard.

District Taco

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Local chain District Taco sells carnitas, and they'll put it in tacos ($3 each, $8 for 3 tacos), burritos ($7 to $8), salads ($8), enchiladas ($8) and nachos ($8).

Don Tito

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Arlington's new Don Tito has carnitas featured on both a burrito and a flatbread menu item.

El Camino

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El Camino offers carnitas tacos for $3.50 each and an $11 torta with carnitas, onions, cilantro, lettuce, salsa verde, pickled onions, queso Oaxaca, pico de gallo and crema.

El Centro D.F. Georgetown

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At both locations in D.C., El Centro offers an $11 carnitas sopes appetizer with corn masa cake, bean purée and habanero blood orange glaze, as well as $16 carnitas entree with guacamole, pickled onion habanero salsa and charro beans

El Rey

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At El Rey, $3 carnitas tacos include cilantro, radish and onion.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

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Fuego offers a $10 carnitas sopes, with crispy masa shells, black beans and sour orange habanero crema.

Mama Chuy DC

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Carnitas comes in many forms at Mama Chuy: tacos topped with pico de gallo ($4), sopes ($5), burritos ($9) and a carnitas platter with rice, beans, pico, guacamole and tortillas ($15).

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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The $4 carnitas taco at Oyamel is a confit of baby pig topped with green tomatillo sauce, pork rinds, onions and cilantro.

Pica Taco #2

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Pica Taco on Florida Avenue sells $2.25 soft or crunchy carnitas tacos and $6.50 carnitas burritos.

Rosa Mexicano

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A carnitas taco entree at Rosa Mexicano in Penn Quarter is $19 and includes toppings like cilantro, white onion and grilled pineapple al pastor.

Sol Mexican Grill

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At Sol on H Street NE, carnitas are $7.15 for either three tacos, a burrito or a bowl.

Super Tacos & Bakery

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Get a $6.75 carnitas burrito, $2.75 carnitas taco, carnitas torta ($7 for medium and $9 for large) at Super Tacos. The Adams Morgan taqueria's carnitas tacos are a favorite of chef Johnny Spero.

Surfside

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Surfside's $9.95 Harbour Island tacos include braised pork on corn tortillas with tomatillo sauce, cucumber radish slaw and queso fresco, while the $9.95 Tobago quesadilla includes jack and cheddar cheese and braised pork sandwiched together with grilled pineapple and jalapeño salsa and cilantro.

Taco Bamba

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Carnitas tacos are $3 each at Taco Bamba, and carnitas sopes are $6.

Taqueria Habanero

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Carnitas tacos are $2.50 each at Columbia Height's Taqueria Habanero. Or try them on a quesadilla ($7.50) or huaraches ($8.50). [Photo credit: Dri G./Yelp]

Taqueria Nacional

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Carnitas tacos with chopped onion and fresh cilantro at Taqueria Nacional are $3.50 each. Plus, add carnitas to quesadillas ($7.95), tostadas ($7.50) and a mixed green salad ($7.25).

Agua 301

Two carnitos tacos with orange, pickled red onion and habanero salsa are $7 at Agua 301 in Navy Yard.

District Taco

Local chain District Taco sells carnitas, and they'll put it in tacos ($3 each, $8 for 3 tacos), burritos ($7 to $8), salads ($8), enchiladas ($8) and nachos ($8).

Don Tito

Arlington's new Don Tito has carnitas featured on both a burrito and a flatbread menu item.

El Camino

El Camino offers carnitas tacos for $3.50 each and an $11 torta with carnitas, onions, cilantro, lettuce, salsa verde, pickled onions, queso Oaxaca, pico de gallo and crema.

El Centro D.F. Georgetown

At both locations in D.C., El Centro offers an $11 carnitas sopes appetizer with corn masa cake, bean purée and habanero blood orange glaze, as well as $16 carnitas entree with guacamole, pickled onion habanero salsa and charro beans

El Rey

At El Rey, $3 carnitas tacos include cilantro, radish and onion.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

Fuego offers a $10 carnitas sopes, with crispy masa shells, black beans and sour orange habanero crema.

Mama Chuy DC

Carnitas comes in many forms at Mama Chuy: tacos topped with pico de gallo ($4), sopes ($5), burritos ($9) and a carnitas platter with rice, beans, pico, guacamole and tortillas ($15).

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

The $4 carnitas taco at Oyamel is a confit of baby pig topped with green tomatillo sauce, pork rinds, onions and cilantro.

Pica Taco #2

Pica Taco on Florida Avenue sells $2.25 soft or crunchy carnitas tacos and $6.50 carnitas burritos.

Rosa Mexicano

A carnitas taco entree at Rosa Mexicano in Penn Quarter is $19 and includes toppings like cilantro, white onion and grilled pineapple al pastor.

Sol Mexican Grill

At Sol on H Street NE, carnitas are $7.15 for either three tacos, a burrito or a bowl.

Super Tacos & Bakery

Get a $6.75 carnitas burrito, $2.75 carnitas taco, carnitas torta ($7 for medium and $9 for large) at Super Tacos. The Adams Morgan taqueria's carnitas tacos are a favorite of chef Johnny Spero.

Surfside

Surfside's $9.95 Harbour Island tacos include braised pork on corn tortillas with tomatillo sauce, cucumber radish slaw and queso fresco, while the $9.95 Tobago quesadilla includes jack and cheddar cheese and braised pork sandwiched together with grilled pineapple and jalapeño salsa and cilantro.

Taco Bamba

Carnitas tacos are $3 each at Taco Bamba, and carnitas sopes are $6.

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Taqueria Habanero

Carnitas tacos are $2.50 each at Columbia Height's Taqueria Habanero. Or try them on a quesadilla ($7.50) or huaraches ($8.50). [Photo credit: Dri G./Yelp]

Taqueria Nacional

Carnitas tacos with chopped onion and fresh cilantro at Taqueria Nacional are $3.50 each. Plus, add carnitas to quesadillas ($7.95), tostadas ($7.50) and a mixed green salad ($7.25).

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