Our story

SINCE 1975

History

Founded in 1975 by Inocencio Carbajal aka “El Guero”, Carnitas Uruapan is the legendary destination for those whose palates crave authentic Carnitas from Michoacan, Mexico. It’s no secret that Inocencio’s hard work, passion for Mexican flavors, and courage have made him a local celebrity in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, where he opened the first restaurant more than 40 years ago.
Carnitas Uruapan has created a successful brand story, featured in a variety of media outlets, including Univision, The Food Network, VICE, The Cooking Channel, and PBS by consistently making sure the family recipe remains true to its Mexican heritage, unmodified for the American market in any way. Now, with the recent expansion into a second location in Gage Park, Carnitas Uruapan will continue to expand the brand with its traditional menu, but bringing a refreshed brand look and feel for patrons to experience.




WE ARE GENUINE

We strive to give an authentic and true experience to every custumer that visits our restaurants from the first
step to the last bite.

WE ARE TRUE TO OURSELVES

Part of being genuine and authentic is the “how” and the “what” we cook.

SERVICE IS IN THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO

Because in the end, part of being family owned is that we are close to everything.


Essence

Our Essence

We are proud Michoacanos, and we’re passionate about being able to share our history, and culture through the food at Carnitas Uruapan.




Personality

Expect the Best

Our voice and personality are woven through tradition, Mexican humor, and idiosyncrasies that give us that witty and familiar voice that will embrace you and make you feel like you are one of the family. From the moment you step into our restaurants to the last bite of our food we are unwilling to compromise authenticity and strive to expand our family and keep our Mexican traditions alive.




Fresh & Tasty

Authentic and Original

We strive to give an authentic and true experience to every customer that visits our restaurants from the first step to the last bite.



ORDER YOUR CARNITAS NOW



SERVICE IS IN THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO

Because in the end, part of being family owned is that we are close to everything. We are guardians of our traditions, recipes and most importantly our customers. We want you to experience what it’s like being part of the family, and we want you to feel right at home from the first bite to saying “hasta luego” or see you next time.


2813 W. 55TH. ST.
CHICAGO, ILL 60608


1725 W. 18TH. ST.
CHICAGO, ILL 60608



VISIT US

OUR LOCATIONS



1725 W. 18TH. ST.
CHICAGO, ILL 60608

TEL. (312) 226-2654

MON-TH: 10.00 AM – 04.00 PM
FRIDAY: 09.00 AM -04.00 PM
SAT-SUN: 07.00 AM – 04.00 PM
2813 W. 55TH. ST.
CHICAGO, ILL 60608

TEL. (773) 424-7617

MON-TH: 10.00 AM – 04.00 PM
FRIDAY: 09.00 AM -04.00 PM
SAT-SUN: 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM



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