La Carnita is the Mexican taco restaurant that opened in June in the popular Bathurst and College area. In a few short months, La Carnita has managed to impress Torontonians with their flavourful, inexpensive and creative tacos and trimmings. La Carnita comes from humble beginnings and started as a pop-up travelling restaurant, developed by Andrew Richmond and Amin Todai, not restauranteurs but ad-execs with an interest in social media.
The Mexican Street Corn ($8/for 2) is a must have - charred with husks in tact, and topped with Mexican creama, cheese, and a touch of chilli powder and lime. Their well-known and delicious In Cod We Trust Tacos ($5/each) move beyond deep-fried fish with vivid red pickled cabbage, and balanced with tart slices of green apple. No meal is complete without a sweet, and the paletas, also known as homemade Mexican ice-pops, are fairly guilt-free. My favourite is the key lime pie popsicle ($4) - the lime base is tangy and fresh and rolled in graham cracker crumbs.
If you want a fun outing surrounded by the city’s urban professionals with hip-hop beats blaring in the background head to La Carnita and get your taco fix.
501 College Street lacarnita.com