La Carnita | Toronto, Canada
While travelling in Toronto, I ended up walking around looking for some grub. When I saw this small red brick building on John Street that seemed right up my alley. As they put it: La Carnita is a celebration of urban culture through food, drink, art and sound. Mexican Street cuisine – yup. My kind of place.
With four locations around Toronto, you have to hit one up. Their menu takes simple street foods and jacks them up.
Here are a few items I managed to devour:
Tortilla Chips with Dip – Guacamole, Corn Salsa, Spicy Bean and Smoked Queso
Mexican Street Corn – Crema, queso añejo, árbol & ancho chili power.
Mexican Chorizo – Chorizo Sausage, Habanero mayo, Cotija Cheese, Mango Salsa, Guacamole, Chicharron & Cilantro
Carne Asada – Grilled Beef Steak, chipotle mayo, tomatillo salsa, lime avocado, crispy shallots & cilantro
Crispy Cotija – cauliflower & pinto beans, pickled carrots, chipotle sauce, green onions & cilantro
Pollo Frito – Crispy chicken thigh, peanut mole,honey, Rossy’s hot sauce, green cabbage & salsa fresca
The Verdict: I will have to say there wasn’t item I didn’t love. The Mexican Street Corn had to be my favorite. Lots of spice and big bold flavors makes this place a easy spot to hit on the regular.
The Hours: La Carnita is open different hours depending on the location. All are open 7 days a week and close between 10pm and 11pm. Check out their website here to find out a spot closest to you.
Atmosphere: Casual with murals and hip hop music
Food: Casual – elevated street food
Service: Friendly but these guys are busy so don’t expect to be catered to