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El Tio Carnitas

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This A-frame building on Long Beach Blvd is home to the best fried pork in Compton. The name alone should tip you off, but just in case you still aren’t sure what to order, look to the cartoon pig in a pot on the sign out front for more clues. The carnitas here have caramelized edges, and tastes like they’ve been slow-cooking in a tub of garlic for days.There are also a bunch of other great dishes here like menudo, pozole, and chicharrón, so come hungry and bring a wad of cash.

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