Sunday, November 13, 2022

Carnitas Apolo XI

At a tiny, hole-in-the-wall on Mesones, Carnitas Apolo XI, makes these porky bites as good as they get. We had the sandwich with a delicious pile of pickled cabbage, red onions and a dash of salsa verde.

We ate Carnitas Apolo XI when we first came to SMA back in 2013 but we don’t remember them ever being this good. The first time we went there, we sat on a small, wooden bench inside the shop but last time, we headed to the roof; complete with an overhead blessing and a stellar view of the Parroquia. You never know when you’re going to get a view like this with all of the hidden rooftops scattered around town.

I’m told that there are two brothers at Apolo XI that trade off cooking every week and one is better than the other. We’re on a mission to find out who’s who. Stay tuned.

Carnitas Apolo XI Mesones #43A between Relox and Juarez Phone: 415 154 5262 Hours: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM