La Carnita-John St
Located in the financial district is La Carnita’s South Central location in a beautiful two-story heritage building. The upstairs makes for an engaging venue, seating 55 guests with its own bar.
Located in the heart of the financial district is La Carnita’s South Central location. The beautiful two-story heritage building was locally designed and features the works of some of Toronto’s best street style artists. The upstairs makes for an engaging venue, seating 70 guests with its own bar.View Private Dining Details
The Mexican ribs were the best!
Great good, but over priced for the portion sized. Seems as if they were under staffed, waitress forgot about us multiple times. Had a bug in my beer and did not even offer me a free one or apologize
Tacos and Queso were awesome. Our server was excellent and very friendly. Could have done without the loud Gangsta Rap on a Saturday afternoon.
We made a reservation to eat at La Carnita an hour and a half before attending a nearby theatre. After being seated, we waited for 25 minutes at our table, but nobody showed up to take our order. When we realized that the party at the next table over (who had arrived before us) hadn’t even received their drinks yet, we figured there was no way we’d get our meals in time and made the decision to leave.
Great ambiance. Welcoming. Fun! It is always a delight.
Enjoyed our lunch. Beverages a little pricy, but at least they were different than you’d see at most places. Service was great. Asked for some alterations to the food and they had no problem with accommodating. Only complaint, was that we found the music a bit loud making it hard for conversation.
Nice atmosphere with tasty eats, but not the best value.
Great ambience and good food. The tacos were good, overall a little spicy...corn and nachos with guacamole. Great drink selection and good service. Churros were very good!
Unfortunately, making a reservation didn’t seem any different to walking in. We had to wait 35 minutes for our table to be ready even though we had a reservation made weeks in advance. We were also a larger group so there were a lot of us waiting around. We had to constantly flag down our server to order as she was not very attentive to us. Overall quite a disappointing experience especially for the price.
The food at this restaurant was absolutely fantastic! What we loved was being able to order multiple small items so we could taste a wide variety of the offerings. Every bite was a flavour explosion! One thing to be aware of is that the hip-hop vibe is quite pervasive. We were totally cool with that, but it might not be for everybody. This was the dining highlight of our vacation!
Food simple but tasty. Food prices reasonable. Server had a large number of tables but was efficient and pleasant. I realise that wine is probably not overly important here, but the list is tiny and very expensive for the wines offered. A bit self-consciously hip.
Hostess did not care if we had a reservation, was rude. Server was rude, disinterested and never returned change. Quesidia? was terrible, tacos were okay. Venue was crowded and incredibly loud.
Not my favourite Mexican restaurant downtown but still a good experience. Food was good but I found it too spicy!! (I'm a wuss - though I don't have this issue with other places). Service was good, the guy was super friendly and helpful when ordering. I would come back
Always a pleasure - fabulous service, great food, quick food arrival (important at lunches!) - would definitely recommend & come back myself!
- it was very cold upstairs, not sure why but we have to eat our meal in our winter coats. That's not okay.
- service was very slow
- we never got water refills
great place to share a lunch with friends. never felt rushed but always taken care of. food was great. service excellent and courtesy. will definitely come back.
delicious food. Great drinks. Fun evening.
Food could improve
And please give heads up to reserved tables that you’ll only get 2 hrs for that reservation
If you come and tell me 10 min to leave ??
We were spending good money at your stablishment, and we were kicked out.
Never coming back
Food and service were very good. I especially enjoyed the fish tacos. The restaurant occupies an old, interesting building. Unfortunately, it isn’t well insulated and the room temperature inside was almost as cold as it was outside.
the rudest server I have ever witnessed. lots of attitude - pretty disgusting
We had never been here before and our waitress was so helpful at recommending items on the menu! My husband also has a gluten allergy so she let him know what was available to him. Food and drinks were delicious!
La Carnita was amazing, great drinks and the tacos were very flavourful. The prices were great as well, close to the theater.
Had a reservation for 9pm.
Showed up at 8:30pm, was seated immediately.
In less the 5mins, my order was taken.
The food was delicious and service was great.
Definitely would go back. Definitely would recommend.
Took 20 minutes to be seated. Received a table right beside the main door and it was cold because the main door kept opening and closing. We reserved the table 8 hours before so we thought we would get a better table. We asked to be moved but was denied. Waitress accidentally spilled drink on my friends white sweater. Fire alarm went off for 20 minutes ‘for testing’ during our dining experience and we were directly beneath the alarm.
Great food ! Drinks were amazing. They just need to.work on the diet pop situation
The food was incredible and prices are pretty good. Service was really bad. We didn’t get half our order and after taking our order no one came by our table for over an hour to check if we wanted another drink, how the food (what bit we received) was, or if we needed anything else. We also received the wrong tacos. Was really disappointing this used to be our go-to place in the city.
Friendly yet inattentive. Had two servers taking care of us so this shouldn’t have been the case.
The food was not representative of traditional Mexican cuisine. The queso fundido, especially, was not even close to the real dish.
We were sitting at a table near a window and it was freezing. We asked to move to a free table and were told it was reserved so we ended up sitting at the bar.
Great place to go before the game ... $5 tecates on special very fresh ingredients... loved that the tacos were sold in singles which allowed us to try more than a few different kinds ... really enjoyed the Cali salad our server Kayleigh was friendly and attentive ... fun atmosphere
Great staff and amazing unique tacos - signature drinks are definitely worth a try!
Incredible food and drinks. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to try more
Always a great pick for tacos and mexican cuisine. Has such a fun and lively atmosphere on weekends!
This is our fourth time here but this time we tried the new menu and it was fantastic! Food is always fresh and absolutely delicious!!
Great service and great experience overall.
Everything was fantastic. Service was absolutely amazing...such nice people. Go there now! Go there often!
Our tacos and mango were great, but I didn't think the service was good (other than the person bringing refills of water). When my friend and I weren't ready to order right away, the waitress just ignored us for the rest of the time we were there. We probably would have ordered another drink or a dessert, but the waitress never asked.
The server paid us little to no attention and was unable to list any of the drinks or ingredients aside from tequila. I asked what the liquor in the sangria was and they couldn’t clarify, and when my friend ordered a bar rail drink they looked very confused. The atmosphere was awesome but our server’s distance and cluelessness really put a damper on the experience, maybe they were new. The chips appetizer was amazing and the build-your-own tacos were yummy but not presented well. I’d go again but not spend anything on alcohol, not worth it!
Great food, great service!
La Carnita came highly recommended by a local. Being from Texas we were skeptical, but everything was unique and fantastic!
Great evening, good food, great atmosphere. This is my second time here, and didn’t disappoint. It’s good for large groups as well as small. Relatively easy to get s reservation