As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to email@example.com. After the jump, find our other choices.
50. Carnitas Taco at Orale Taqueria Mexicana
These days, gourmet food trucks are getting all the shine. But the blue-collar lunch carts that originated the mobile-food movement still yield some surprising treats, such as the incredibly authentic tacos ($2.50) aboard Orale Taqueria Mexicana. No fusion twists or fancy ingredients there -- just manteca-brushed white corn tortillas filled with juicy, heavily marinated pulled pork and offered with a choice of three homemade salsas: verde, roja, or pico de gallo (pictured above). It's the closest thing to an instant teleportation device that beams street-corner food from Puebla, Mexico.
But you'll have to chase the location-warping machine down, and no Twitter
feed can help you there.
It was last spotted at a ramshackle flea market in Allapattah and in
front of a language school in Coral Gables, so there's no telling where
it might pop up next.
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