I think I need help with Mexican Food 101. I always thought that carnitas are kind of braised or saucy pork and chicharones are fried pork pieces with mostly skin. I went to Los Jarritos last month for a Mexican food fix and as we were in a pork mood, ordered both.
This was brought out by the wait staff as the chicharrones. Huh? Saucy? And even confirmed by their menu as "pork skins and meat sauteed in a homemade, red mild salsa"
Then they brought out the carnitas. Dry? Fried? Also confirmed by the menu as "tender chunks of marinated fried pork."