Carnitas Taco Kit for 2-3

Carnitas is one of the greatest taco fillings of all time. The pork has been simmered and crisped up in its own aromatic fat, and it arrives at your door ready to be tucked into corn tortillas and garnished with lime, onion, cilantro, and three salsas!

Chef Alex Stupak achieved renown as one of the country’s hottest pastry chefs at Clio and Alinea in Chicago and at NYC’s wd-50. One day, though, he took a step back, asked himself what he loves to eat the most, and went confidently in the direction of his answer: Tacos! He opened Empellón to widespread critical acclaim in New York’s West Village in 2011, and it remains one of the city’s most popular restaurants.

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This package serves 2-3 people and includes:

  • Carnitas (16 oz.)
  • Carnitas Seasoning (2 oz.)
  • 10 Corn Tortillas
  • Salsa Roja (4 oz.)
  • Salsa Verde ( 4 oz.)
  • Salsa Arbol (4 oz.)
  • Lard (3 oz.)
  • Minced White Onion (4 oz.)
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Branded box

Unfortunately due to California agriculture laws, Empellon is unable to ship limes to California Residences. Any orders shipping to California will exclude limes.


Carnitas: Pork Shoulder, Mexican Cola, Oranges, Mexican Oregano, Lard
Carnitas Seasoning: Roasted Garlic, Kosher Salt, Piloncillo, Canela, Mexican Oregano
Corn Tortillas: Ocotillo Blanco Corn, Slaked Lime
Salsa Roja: Guajillo Chile, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Tomatoes, Chipotle Chile, Sugar, Kosher Salt
Salsa Verde: Tomatillos, Garlic, Roasted Serrano Chile, Kosher Salt, Honey, Avocado, Cilantro
Salsa Arbol: Arbol Chile, Sesame Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Allspice, Cloves, Cumin, Mexican Oregano, Sugar, Kosher Salt, Cider Vinegar, Xanthan Gum
White Onion

Instructions / Storage

  • This package ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival store all items in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To Serve

  • Open the package and place all items in a refrigerator for preparation.
  • Chop cilantro and place alongside minced onions.
  • Cut limes into wedges.
  • Twist the lid off of salsas.
  • Heat up taco fillings in a large skillet with seasonings, lard and cooking oil provided.
  • Toast tortillas one by one in a large skillet and wrap up in a towel.
  • Place tortillas, taco fillings, salsas, onion, cilantro, and limes on your table and enjoy assembling tacos to your liking.
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Empellon ships Monday – Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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Mo S. - Soldotna, AK
Loved how everything was packaged, the clear directions on how to cook the dish, and (of course) most importantly how good the food was!
Lisa S. - New York, NY
The customer service and the food were both excellent. My package was delivered 4 days after the estimated arrival date. By that point, the food was spoiled. Stephanie from Goldbelly offered to reship the order or credit my Goldbelly account. I asked her to reship the order. I received my order 4 days later, and everything was still ice cold and fresh...even the cilantro and minced onions. I literally received my order in Texas the day after it was shipped from New York. The veggie chorizo tacos from Empellón Taqueria were absolutely delicious! They were among the best tacos I've ever had...and they were vegan and gluten-free! (I say this as an omnivore who eats everything and has no dietary restrictions.) The irony of having tacos shipped from New York to Texas doesn't escape me, especially because they were so much better than expected. The homemade corn tortillas were excellent. The three included salsas were each unique and so flavorful...not that the veggie chorizo needed it. It didn't even need the additional chile seasoning included in the kit. I've been using the chile seasoning when preparing other meals at home! Did I mention that I also got a 30% discount during the Restaurant Week meal kit sale? I'm very pleased with my experience.
Jacqueline W. - Killeen, TX
The Pastrami tacos were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed them :-) The kit arrived neatly packed with clearly written directions for easy assembly. I highly recommend Empellon Taqueria!
Mary B. - Farmingville, NY
Delivery - Instructions - Food Quality- Seasoning
Marcy S. - Rego Park, NY
Tasted very good.
Hema W. - Belle Mead, NJ
On time! Tasty treat! Good value!
Lori F. - Las Vegas, NV
All my orders were delivered as required for the holidays. The recipients truly loved the products
Clay Y. - Aptos, CA
Delicious food! Timely delivery.
Joy T. - Atlanta, GA
Everything! The Tacos were outstanding. Everything I needed was included.
William E. - San Diego, CA
Shipping was speedy, even out to the middle of nowhere in Wyoming, and the food was fantastic!
Susan N. - Dubois, WY
Food was absolutely amazing!
Margaret M. - Buffalo, NY
The carnitas, veggie chorizo and pastrami tacos were wonderful. So easy to put together and seemingly foolproof. Such a great dinner for our birthday celebration
Dinah W. - San Francisco, CA
Even though our order was a day late, the food was amazing. Would do same place again.
Linda W. - Dallas, TX
Ingredients arrived very fresh!
Ian K. - Milford, MA