La Carnita

This is a much delayed post from early this year. Arrived at La Carnita (@la_carnita) on a Tuesday evening at around 6PM, there wasn’t much of a line up. Yay! They mainly serve tacos with local ingredients and spices.

la carnita

la carnita totilla chips
Tortilla Chips to share w/ ancho chili powder & 3 dips
– Guacamole Sikil, Pak Mezcal, Chipotle Liver Paté.
The tortilla chips were a tad spicy. There was so much of the chips and dip that we couldn’t even finish for 3 people. Great pair with beer!

la carnita corn
Mexican Street Corn (2pc) – Mexican crema, queso anejo, arbol & ancho chili powder
Some ppl loved it but not super amazing for me…just interesting sauce and sprices.

la carnita augusta ale
Supporting the local brewery of Augusta ale from The Kenningston Brewing Company.

la carnita tacos
la carnita tacos
Some of the Tacos that we ordered…
In Cod We Trust – Voltron sauce, lime crema, pickled red cabbage, green apple & cilantro
Crispy Avocado & Frijoles – Beans, crispy avocado, chipotle sauce, queso fresco & cilantro – Didn’t really like it that much. Maybe cause I don’t like the black beans.
Tostada de Lengua – Westcoast verde, orange sauce, grilled pineapple radish & beet sprouts. I liked it. Quite refreshing with a hint of spice.
Special of the Day – Pork Confit – it was amazing! Best one with lots of meat and hot sauce.
My favourite would have to be the the Tostada de Lengua and the special of the day.

la carnita paletas
Paletas – watermelon, strawberry, key lime pie
Basically, popsicles…Very fruity. Will come back for this. Key lime pie was my favourite with the cookie crust.

Overall, a great place to hang out with your friends with an assortment of beer and tacos. But I personally didn’t love it and didn’t meet up to my expectations of the big hype. Worth a try though. 🙂

La Carnita
Kensington Market/Chinatown
501 College St Toronto, ON M5S2K2
(416) 964-1555

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