Jul 11, 2012

News: El Pollo Loco - New Pork Carnitas

Having featured chicken carnitas in the past, El Pollo Loco is now working the pork and currently serving up new, limited-time Pork Carnitas in three different forms: tacos, wet burritos, and quesadillas.

Carnitas is typically braised or slow-roasted seasoned pork.

The Pork Carnitas Taco features a corn tortilla filled with pork carnitas, caramelized onions, cotija cheese, and ripe avocado. It comes out to $2.49 for one taco or $5.49 for three.

The Pork Carnitas Quesadilla is a folded (Crunchwrap Supreme style), grilled flour tortilla stuffed with carnitas, jack cheese, caramelized onions, cilantro, avocados, and tomatillo salsa. The Pork Carnitas Quesadilla carries a price of $5.49.

The Pork Carnitas Verde Wet Burrito comes with a flour tortilla wrapped around carnitas, jack cheese, pinto beans, pico de gallo, and cilantro topped with verde sauce and a dollop of sour cream on the side. The Carnitas Verde Wet Burrito is the priciest of the bunch and comes in at $5.99.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Pork Carnitas Taco - per taco (4.3 oz)
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 420mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 13g

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Pork Carnitas Verde Wet Burrito (18.6 oz)
Calories - 950 (from Fat - 470)
Fat - 53g (Saturated Fat - 25g)
Sodium - 2330mg
Carbs - 70g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 45g

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Pork Carnitas Quesadilla (13.2 oz)
Calories - 980 (from Fat - 570)
Fat - 63g (Saturated Fat - 25g)
Sodium - 1730mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 46g

1 comment:

  1. The new carnita tacos are the best!  I could eat them every day.


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