Carnitas tacos with guacamole and red onions with a bowl of guacamole beside the tacos.

The Best Carnitas Tacos (pulled pork tacos!)

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Carnitas Tacos (pulled pork tacos) are THE BEST ever! The slow cooker Mexican pork is unbelievably tender and flavorful. Add a scoop of guacamole to a tortilla (or lettuce wrap!), top with a big pile of pulled pork and dig in!



  • Mexican Pork Carnitas
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • A pinch of salt
  • 12 small tortillas (corn, flour, or paleo)
  • Minced red onions
  • Other optional toppings: sour cream, minced cilantro, tomato salsa, a squeeze of lime juice


  1. Start by making the Mexican Pork Carnitas. This will take you about 8 hours to make in your slow cooker or in a pot.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocados with the lime juice, garlic, and salt.
  3. Put a scoop of carnitas in a tortilla, add a spoonful of the mashed avocados (guacamole), top with a sprinkle of minced red onions and any or all of the optional toppings.