La Carnita - Eglinton

4.1
300 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican

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Casual
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Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy delicious tacos, a handful of churros, run through a mixtape, and wash it all down with a fresh cocktail or beer. Our aim is to serve up a dynamic menu, and connect with the community through our love of art & music.

Located in the North end of the city at 130 Eglinton Ave E. La Carnita's Uptown location is a beautiful open concept, where guests can cozy up in the Winter or enjoy the wrap-around patio in the Summer. Our menu includes a variety of delicious tacos and tostadas with gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as many shareable dishes. Our extensive cocktail program includes all the classics as well as daily drink specials.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Waiter was rude to us for some odd reason and then turns around and talks super nice to the Caucasian people next to us.
Forgot to pack one of the items we ordered.

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vipmitchmelf123
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience
Food is high quality
Service first class
Inviting atmosphere

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arex
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great vibe and drink selection. little messy eats but thats just tacos for you

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Tuesday night special was delicious and filling. Kids had some of their tacos and the flavour of some just didn’t gel with my kids’ tastes and at times my own.

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vipLaurenW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Ingredients missing from tacos because “they were running out” but failed to let us know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Was really great for after work drinks and eats. Was pleasantly surprised by the price - the food was really great and our server was excellent.

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vipDogPal
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We SHALL return. Highlight was the Steak Tacos, but the guac and chips were also fresh and delicious. The server was friendly and fun and the food arrived quickly as well.

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CORAA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

Good food great margaritas
Way too noisy
I recognize that it’s the Christmas season but the sound bounces off of every surface and is overwhelming

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MitchellG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food is just so-so. It's a limited menu which is fine but none of the food is that great. We were a party of 6 and the alcohol service was horrible. The server had to wait so long and then the drinks would come two at a time. We easily would have had one or two more rounds but we couldn't get the drinks.
They had a party at Good Fortune so when we were done dinner they kicked us out on a Friday at 10 pm. The place was very busy and nobody could go downstairs. It seems like this place doesn't actually want to be a successful business. Oh, and the sound system was too loud. We like music but you still want to be able to talk at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you always for a good time and good vibe.

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DarsonR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Decent spot, heard a lot of the place so was excited to try. Expected food to be a little better.

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NicoleA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Some of the best tacos I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the food!

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vip8there
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Food brought extremely ( too) quickly
Tacos were fine
Corn was not hot
Then we were left alone for an hour and could not get anyone’s attention to order another taco
When we were finally approached, we were fed up and mentioned the lukewarm corn and the fact we were ignored for a long period one time. The waitress seemed unconcerned and we felt as if our feedback was of no interest to her.
So many good restaurants in Toronto we will not be back

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PhilipG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was fast and friendly, Philip was our server, and provided great + friendly service. Overall, a great experience.

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BettyB
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another fun social night with friends from work. La Carnita never disappoints. Casual so that people can come and go as they please, delicious tacos and great margaritas. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We had reservations for 5:00, waited 20 minutes and still no one had been over to fill our water. Three different workers passed our table, no one stopped by. There were only 4 other groups of people and one of those were sat at the bar. We left after 20 minutes.

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AliciaG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service abd the food is pretty good.

MB
MindyB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was good but it’s over priced for what you get. As long as you are aware of that then it’s ok but portions and prices don’t match.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was amazinf

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LoriS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

Really poor service. Went in for my birthday dinner on a Wednesday night, the restaurant was not busy at all and everything took a very long time. Our server didn’t take our drink order until we had already been sitting for 20 minutes, then when our appetizer came we wanted to order dinner but our server wasn’t the person who delivered it. We had enough time to finish our first drinks and eat the ENTIRE appetizer before she took our dinner order, and our drinks were finished long before. The server had to come back twice because she forgot our order, and then ended up getting the order wrong. But we were so hungry that we didn’t want to send it back so we just ate what she brought even though it was wrong. Really disappointing :( on a side note the food was great! But didn’t measure up to the quality of the service.

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NancyDrew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

We dined on a Tuesday, lovely space, attentive waiter. Our meals arrived quickly (queso & chips, plus 3 soft tacos each) but unfortunately the tacos were stone cold. We ate what we could, and I'm sure if they had been at least heated they would have been tasty, but it appeared they'd been pulled right from the fridge, placed on baking trays (oh the irony) and served up. Our waiter was very apologetic and said he'd get the manager for us. Waiter came back a while later to see if all was well and ask if we'd been satisfied by the manager's response. As the manager had not bothered to come by, the waiter told us our tacos had been comped, we requested a bill and left. While I appreciate not having to pay for uncooked food, an apology from the manager would have been a nice gesture, as would the comp of at least a drink. I had heard not great things about this place from friends but I love Mexican food and decided to give it a try regardless. I work in an office nearby and am always looking for places to entertain out of town guests. This is definitely not the place, I won't be back.

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vipRayP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The actual appetizers and tacos we had tasted excellent. But the fact that they do not serve coffee is very strange and kind of ridiculous. Also, one of the three desserts was not available. Also, a very small choice on wines by the glass. Also, by bringing all our taco choices at once, some end up sitting, become soggy and the taco collapses while eating it. This can be solved by bringing our choices in stages. Otherwise, next time, we'll just order them one at a time so that they don't sit on the plate.
Otherwise, great setting and service from the staff.

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vipAandS
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable tacos - Cod, mushroom, crispy chicken, crispy cheese. Very flavourful and interesting combinations. Avocado & mango salad was great. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Our server was not friendly at all. You can see that he hated his job. He did not even smile or ask us how we were doing. He also did not come and check up on us, he just came over just to get empty plates. We had to call him if we wanted to order more food. We were really not happy with how he served us. Because of that we gave him a small tip. He called us off for giving such a low tip. I know it was really a small tip for our huge bill, but his service was really bad. He got mad at us for giving a small tip. I do not want to go back at this restaurant because of his service. He is the worst server I had ever experienced in my life. I hope management talks to him.

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TastyPlate
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

-disappointed by lack of effort gone into serving our table.... at which we were celebrating a birthday.
-our order arrived in a chaotic fashion which i have never experienced before at la carnita. The random server that brought it said it is "Family Style" where everyone eats off a tray. Made no sense. There was mix and match of meat options to veg options and no explanation of what was what. More or less a free for all that was poorly executed and dominated the table.
-food was lack luster which was also soooo surprising coming from LC because it is more times than not a stellar resto and food option...one of the best Mexican places in the city.
-no attention was given to our table until we waved down an associate, to ask for the bill
-not once were we asked if we wanted more beverages, drinks, our water wasn't filled, no one asked if we wanted desert, how our food was (it was bad, and cold and tortillas were all broken making it impossible to eat a TACO. )
- no napkins was inconvenient and also annoying when trying to clean up after eating tacos that were mush and falling apart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Had been looking forward to trying this restaurant for months. The service was just ok - and there was no excuses as the restaurant was not busy. The food was also just ok.. half of our tacos were not even edible and after a long time to wait for cutlery we gave up. They were great to reduce our bill to make up for it.

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vipMarkS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really great food. My only criticism would be it'd be great if there were a few more vegan options. But the ones they have are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Purchased a taco to bring home to a family member and while we went to the washroom the servers cleared the table and could not give us back this taco. They did refund us our money, however, my family member was really disappointed when we came home empty handed. Service was very slow too but servers were very nice. Food and sangria was excellent.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the service was fantastic! Great atmosphere too!!

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and I’m so glad we trued the spicy chorizo tacos! It is a must!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent. She took care of a mix up with our order so efficiently. She was very personable and attentive. The food was superb and keeps us coming back for more.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was perfect in everything and specially because of the server Kephra perfect and she really knows how to treat customers.

SM
SaraM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

The customer service is always an issue there! The food is great but the staff have so much attitude and act very rude when you want to reserve a table and even when they are not busy the customer service is not that great compare to other locations.

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KIRAN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time! Went for my birthday with a party of 10! Would recommend! :)

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Ronsreview
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Decent service and pretty good food. Sat on the patio and the tables were quite dirty. I never saw a waiter do a wipe down even after guests left.

DG
DanielleG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely TERRIBLE service. Such unkind and unprofessional service. ALL staff was disgustingly rude and aggressive. Would highly discourage all patrons from visiting. AWFUL

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Xclnt as always...!!!

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Jojo
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food waitress was super nice and food came right away ❤️ Best carnitas I ever had

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Marty
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We ordered an app at the beginning and our tacos were served first and not all at once either. Our app basically came out at the end and we had to remind them about it. The food was average but the server we had was awesome!

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La Carnita - Eglinton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

La Carnita - Eglinton is rated 4.1 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.