||The expression “stick to what you know” must have been on the minds of the Graciano family members when they began their chain of very successful cantina restaurants, known simply as Los Michoacanos, or “people from the State of Michoacan.” In Los Cabos´ potpourri of a populous, natives from Mexico’s mainland often name their businesses after their native states when they’re known for specific ways of preparing Mexican cuisine.
Although we may not have known the specialty of Michoacan, we can now say, with absolute certainty, that it’s their pork carnitas pork -- carnitas! Focusing on the food, the Graciano family has taken the concept of pork in a taco and transformed it into an art form worthy of study. Succulent pork, roasted to perfection, and cleaver-chopped into bite-size pieces, carnitas are served with charro beans and homemade corn tortillas, diced onion and cilantro, four salsas, lime wedges, and green chile peppers.
Order by the taco or by the kilo here, and celebrate the fact that you’ve found the place most people spend an entire vacation seeking. And there’s no reason to make your own carnitas ever again: Take-out is available! A familial restaurant with ridiculously economical prices, Los Michoacanos is a no-fuss establishment. Cheerful, incredibly spacious, and with plenty of ceiling fans over the plastic chairs and tables, the restaurant itself is basic and casual, filled with the voices of its many happy returning customers.
Los Michoacanos serves as a gathering spot for many a Los Cabos family, especially on the weekends, as it contains a large play area for the kids and offers live music from 2 pm to 5 pm. Open daily from 8 am (because it’s never too early for pork this good) to 7 pm. Located across from Soriana on the road to Todos Santos (624) 146-3565. Four additional locations in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz. Cash only. - Kirstin Frieze - 28 May 2008