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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Agua 301

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301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0301
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Two carnitos tacos with orange, pickled red onion and habanero salsa are $7 at Agua 301 in Navy Yard.

2. District Taco

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656 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C.

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).

3. Don Tito

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3165 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

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

4. El Camino

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108 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 847-0419
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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.

5. El Centro D.F. Georgetown

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1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20007
(202) 333-4100
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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

6. El Rey

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919 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 506-6418
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At El Rey, $3 carnitas tacos include cilantro, radish and onion.

7. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

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2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 970-2180
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Fuego offers a $10 carnitas sopes, with crispy masa shells, black beans and sour orange habanero crema.

8. Mama Chuy DC

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2620 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 667-6262
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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).

9. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-1005
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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.

10. Pica Taco #2

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1406 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 518-6820
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Pica Taco on Florida Avenue sells $2.25 soft or crunchy carnitas tacos and $6.50 carnitas burritos.

11. Rosa Mexicano

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575 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-5522
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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.

12. Sol Mexican Grill

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1251 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 808-2625
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At Sol on H Street NE, carnitas are $7.15 for either three tacos, a burrito or a bowl.

13. Super Tacos & Bakery

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1762 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-7121
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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.

14. Surfside

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2444 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-0004
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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.

15. Taco Bamba

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2190 Pimmit Drive
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 639-0505
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Carnitas tacos are $3 each at Taco Bamba, and carnitas sopes are $6.

16. Taqueria Habanero

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3710 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(301) 789-7407

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]

17. Taqueria Nacional

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1409 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-1122
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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).

1. Agua 301

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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

301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

2. District Taco

656 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

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).

656 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C.

3. Don Tito

3165 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

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

3165 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

4. El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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.

108 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. El Centro D.F. Georgetown

1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

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

1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20007

6. El Rey

919 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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

919 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

2800 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

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

2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

8. Mama Chuy DC

2620 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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).

2620 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

9. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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

401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

10. Pica Taco #2

1406 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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

1406 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

11. Rosa Mexicano

575 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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

575 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

12. Sol Mexican Grill

1251 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

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

1251 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

13. Super Tacos & Bakery

1762 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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.

1762 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

14. Surfside

2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

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.

2444 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

15. Taco Bamba

2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church, VA 22043

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

2190 Pimmit Drive
Falls Church, VA 22043

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16. Taqueria Habanero

3710 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

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]

3710 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

17. Taqueria Nacional

1409 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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).

1409 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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