Carnitas, al pastor and carne asada tacos

Of all the places you might expect to find authentic tacos, my guess is Gettysburg didn’t come to mind. But you can find them at Tito’s Tacos located just a block from the main streets (39 N. Washington to be exact just behind the flower store).

Last week, I spent a few days touring the historic battle site with my family. We took a break from our auto tour of the sites when we spotted the sign for Tito’s. Now I’m more than a little particular about my tacos–I like them authentic. No hard, crispy shells. No cheese. Mexican tacos are made with fresh white toasted corn tortillas (usually doubled), some kind of spiced meat, chopped white onions and cilantro and a lime wedge to squeeze on top.

I knew I was in the right place when I spotted tacos al pastor. My favorite. Al pastor tacos are made with seasoned pork that turns on a vertical broiler (or autodoner, the same type of equipment you’d use to make gyros). Sometimes there’s fresh pineapple or an onion tacked onto the top of the broiler to drip juices onto the cooking meat. Good tacos al pastor are tinged orangish red from the combination of chiles that the meat marinates in. And they’re always served with a slice of pineapple. Tito’s didn’t disappoint. They even grill the pineapple. Nice, tasty touch.

I’ll be telling you more about some of my family’s food adventures while trying to find tasty eats on our week-long trek in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures from my iPhone.

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