Quesadilla Carnitas

How to make Quesadilla Carnitas


Quesadilla Carnitas from Chronic Taco is one of the most ordered menu items of the chain that includes carnitas meat, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream wrapped in a flour tortilla. 

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.




Quesadilla Carnitas from Chronic Taco features pork carnitas as its main ingredient. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.


  • 1 ½ cups shredded Pork Carnitas 
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 tortillas
  • ½ cup corn kernels (frozen or canned)
  • ½ cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Method of Preparation


  1. To begin with the recipe, you need to brown Pork Carnitas. Heat ½ tbsp oil in a fry pan over high-medium flame. When oil is warm, add pork carnitas and press down lightly using a spatula so that it becomes a little crispy.
  2. When the Pork Carnitas are heated through and crisp (which will take you about 1 to ½ minutes), you can remove the meat from the pan without flipping it.
  3. Lay the tortillas. Add cheese between the tortillas, scattering evenly across half of each tortilla. Then, top it with pork carnitas, corn, and capsicum. Season with salt and pepper as per the taste. Fold the tortillas in half.
  4. Now heat ½ tbsp olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add quesadilla to it. Cook until it is nicely browned on the underside, which will take you about 1 ½ minutes. Then you can flip over the folded edge. And cook the other side until it is browned. 
  5. Serve warm with guacamole or sliced avocado, sour cream, and salsa


Nutrition Facts


There are 1190 calories in 1 serving of Quesadilla Carnitas from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Quesadilla Carnitas from Chronic Taco.


  • Calories: 1190
  • Calories from Fat: 640
  • Total Fat: 72g (111%)
  • Saturated Fat: 38g (190%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 235mg (78%)
  • Sodium: 2140mg (89%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 70g (23%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (16%)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 65g (21%)
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 25%
  • Calcium: 13%
  • Iron: 222%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition Facts Source: https://www.menuwithnutrition.com/chronic-tacos-menu-nutrition/







allen n.


"oh yeah... I forgot your drink ... I forgot your guacamole". Terrible service and the place looks dirty. Great to see the casher use gloves but it is pointless if you are going to have flexibility cash and grab chips with the same hand and same glove. Seriously, there is no way this place can pass any health standard. My 11 year old can do a better job making a regular cheese quesadilla. At this day and age to see this type of service is quite disappointing.


Kristine C.


Having Mexican like foods in Hawai'i has come a long way from not having any. I'm thankful for any Mexican food like restaurants and Mexican restaurants that open on the Aina. With that said, I appreciate Chronic Taco making their first foundation on O'ahu. Chronic Taco's from what I've gathered is a California based chain. I've never tried them when I was living back in San Diego because I love mom and pop shops so much better. However I can honestly say Chronic Taco's is fairly similar to Chipotles style and I actually like them enough to keep coming back. Here are my thoughts... Chronic Taco's (CT's) is located in Kapahalu within the Safeway shopping center along with a few other eateries. Parking is free and available above Safeway or in front of CT's brick and mortar. Order to sit inside, outdoors or to go. The shop is well kept and clean. Customer service has always been good here and the people are fun to talk to. Remember this is similar to Chipotle's and Subway's set up. It's a build your own type menu with a plethora of baja style options to apply to any chosen protein. This is also helpful for anyone with restricted diets. Specialty items like potato taco's, fries, and nachos and Cali Burrito's and baja style options are available. My go to whenever I need some comfort food is the small burrito with freshly beer battered fish, or the baja style shrimp and beef taco's in corn tortilla and it's spicy! I like it! The sauces are delicious and the guac is real not cheap from the mix. The small burrito is perfect for me because the regular size is humongous. How to Order 1) Pick your Base-taco/burrito-small or large, bowl-rito (without flour tortilla or corn shell), tostada, salad, quesadilla, torta 2) Choose from a variety of proteins- Pollo, carnitas, al pastor, carne asada, fish or shrimp (beer battered or broiled), vegetarian 3) Pick your carbs (beans, rice, spanish rice) 4) Veggies 5) Sauces (the guac is made fresh guys! But cost extra) **Check in via the Yelp app and score free Churro Bites** It's a great place for breakfast lunch and dinner. I've not tried their breakfast menu yet. Nutrition information is available on their website. My happy half frequents CT's and have scored a few free burrito's through the app. Download the Chronic Taco mobile app, earn 1 point per every $1 spent. Skip the line and order ahead like Starbucks style and walk in and out like you're VIP by also ordering from the app. IG: Chronic Tacos/Chronic Tacos Hawaii



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How to keep the quesadillas warm?

Ans: You can keep cooked quesadillas warm in a very low oven. You just need to keep them in the oven and spread out in a single layer so they stay crisp.


How to store quesadillas in the refrigerator?

Ans: You need to wrap each tortilla tightly in cling wrap and freeze until you want to eat it. You can defrost the quesadillas before cooking.


Latest News 



Chronic Tacos Partners with Weedmaps to Offer Free Tacos on the occasion of National Taco Day

OCTOBER 4, 2021: In honor of National Taco Day, Chronic Tacos is partnering with Weedmaps, a leading online marketplace for cannabis users and businesses, reported by QSR Magazine. Weedmaps provides consumers with the latest information about cannabis retailers, brands, and products. To celebrate National Taco Day, consumers have to follow a few easy steps on the Weedmaps app to receive a free taco at select Chronic Tacos locations from October 4th to October 11th. 


“We are constantly wanting to collaborate with innovative and progressive companies that allow us to expand throughout Southern California and we are sure Weedmaps will help us do just that,” says Randy Wyner, Chronic Tacos founder . “Dedicated Chronic Tacos lovers can get a free taco while also signing up for an app that will help them find the cannabis products and brands they’re looking for. The app also gives consumers access to educational resources about the plant and the best deals available in their area”.


To receive a free taco You need to follow the following steps:

Download or open the Weedmaps app 

Log into an existing account or sign up for a new one

Scan the QR code, which will bring you to Tropicanna Dispensary or search for Planet 13 dispensary in the Weedmaps app, ‘heart’ Tropicanna Dispensary

Enter a participating Chronic Tacos location, show an employee the favorited/ ‘hearted’ app


Participating locations include Huntington Beach (11th street and Bella Terra), Costa Mesa, Irvine (Walnut and Jeffrey), Newport Beach (Westcliff and PCH), and Corona Del Mar. Offer excludes fish, shrimp, beyond beef and potato tacos. One offer per customer, while supplies last. Free taco offer is open only to customers 21+. Tacos do not contain any THC, CBD, or other cannabinoids. 


Free tacos available to customers 21 years or older who: download or open the Weedmaps app; login to an existing Weedmaps account or sign up for a new one; scan the QR code and ‘heart’  Tropicanna dispensary; show Chronic Tacos employee the dispensary ‘heart’.