Wednesday, January 16, 2013
As I mentioned before, I've been having a love affair with mexican cuisine lately and if you follow my instagram account you'll know that I also have a love for Toronto street art. Add the two together and you get La Carnita. When La Carnita first began, there was no storefront. It's founders had a background in design so the concept was simple: Have a local artist create a Día de los Muertos skull out of taco ingredients and sell some limited edition tacos. As their popularity grew so did the need for an actual restaurant and so became one of Toronto's best taco joints. Aside from the tacos, the best part about dining at La Carnita is the print of Meathead (the Dia de los Muertos skull) you receive with your bill. Each one is different and created by some pretty talented artists.
In terms of the food, there is no doubt that the tacos won't satisfy your taste buds. Since I'm not a big meat eater I stuck to the veggie and fish tacos. The others sampled the pork and chorizo. The churros were the best part. Also, not pictured here, is the paleta. Everything was extremely delicious. My only criticism, and this is probably due to personal taste, is that the fish taco was a little too spicy for me. I think next time I'll have to order the fish tacos without the sauce.
Enjoy the photos below and let me know what you think!
Beans, crispy avocado, chipotle sauce, queso fresco & cilantro
Chorizo, mango salsa, pickled onion, queso cotija & cilantro
Voltron sauce, lime crema, pickled red cabbage, green apple & cilantro
Pulled pork, mango salsa, and some special sauce
with housemade cajeta