End of era for the famous Santa Fe Plaza carnitas cart | Local News

There he is, walking down one of the streets surrounding the Plaza as he has done so many times over the past 40+ years.

Nearby, a mouth-watering aroma of grilled meat, onions, peppers and spices wafts from an old-fashioned food cart as if inviting its owner back so he can get back to business.

The man, Roque García, is something of a legendary figure in the Plaza, where he’s been cooking carnitas since 1984. Saturday was his last day.