Carnitas in Corona? Casa Taquito

casa taquitoA friend had mentioned a little hole in the wall place in Corona that was supposed to have some pretty awesome carnitas- among other things. Casa Taquito is located in a shopping center on Green River Rd South of the 91 freeway.

When you enter Casa Taquito, the place is very clean and looks kind of small. On second glace though there’s an area in the back with more seating and a TV to watch sporting events. The menu is large with standards one world expect like tacos, burritos, and the typical combination plates. They do have several seafood entrees including tostade de ceviche and several shrimp offerings including Camarones a La Diabla (shrimp in spicy sauce) and Camarones con Tocino (Bacon wrapped shrimp), and even more traditional favorites like chicken Mole and a very flavorful albondigas soup.

So I followed my friend’s advice and ordered the carnitas place which also  came with my choice of soup or salad.  I selected the albondigas (meatball soup) and the broth was well seasoned and flavorful.  The cup had several small tasty meatballs, so right away, I was a happy camper.  The chips and salsa on the table were both fresh, and the salsa had a perfect amount of spice without being overwhelming.

The carnitas plate was an absolute bargain.   The portion size was very large and it was accompanied by warm tortillas and sides of beams, rice and fresh guacamole.  As previously mentioned, the meat was very tender and flavorful without being greasy.

This hole in the wall is definitely worth a try and it’s a great reason to jump off the 91 traffic when you get to Green River.

Sierra Del Oro Towne Centre Shopping Center, 2721 Green River Rd # 107, Corona, CA 92882 (951) 340-4607 no website 🙁

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