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La Carnita - Leslieville, Toronto, ON
La Carnita - Leslieville, Toronto, ON
La Carnita - Leslieville, Toronto, ON
La Carnita - Leslieville, Toronto, ON
La Carnita - Leslieville, Toronto, ON

La Carnita - Leslieville

4.1
4.1
336 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy delicious tacos, nachos, fajitas, margaritas, live dj on almost every weekend a handful of mexican 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.

Our Queen St. east location is based in the tightly knit communities of Riverside and Leslieville amongst a mix of young professionals and families. Through this location, we’ve been able to connect with East end breweries and small business for many fun collaborations.

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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 344-0780
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    WE DO CATER. PLEASE CALL OUR STORE NUMBER -6473440780 FOR MENU OR EMAIL US AT 780QUEEN@LACARNITA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • Private party facilities
    WE CAN GET YOU DEDICATED AREA IN THE DINING AREA IF YOU DECIDE TO GO WITH US FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENT. PLEASE CALL OUR STORE NUMBER -6473440780 FOR MENU OR EMAIL US AT 780QUEEN@LACARNITA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • Neighbourhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Cross Street
    queen and saulter
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    TTC Trams and Buses stops near the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Half Price Sangria Pitcher for 24.95

    $24.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Best selleing Sangrias for half price on friday, saturday and sunday. Choose White or Red Sangria
  • Mocktail Menu now available at La Carnita Queen

    Multiple dates available
    We are excited to offer our new Mocktail Menu. Blood Orange soda, Virgin Mojito, Strawberry soda, Spicy Pineapple, Lemonade, Shirley temple and more..... See menu attached.
  • Half Price Premium tequila on Fri, Sat & Sun

    Multiple dates available
    Get Half price on all our Premium Tequilas on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at La Carnita Queen Only.

Offers

  • Happy hour: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm everyday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Fri - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Sat - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Happy Hour from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM- Margaritas, Fish Tacos and much more at Happy Hour Prices. Happy margarita: 9.5$ Happy Cod Taco : 5$ Happy hour Tromba Shots: 5$

    Happy hour: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm everyday photo
  • Extended Happy hours :1:00pm to 6:00pm Everyday!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Tue - 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.,Wed - Thu - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Margarita 2oz for 9.5$ Fish Taco: 5$ Sol Bottle: 5$ LC Pilsner5$

  • Free Dessert (1pc Churro) 4 all in Birthday Party

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,Mon - Tue - 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.,Wed - Thu - 12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.,Fri - 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.,Sat - 12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Birthdays are special @ La carnita Queen! Come celebrate with us with Custom Music, Tacos, Cocktails and Free Dessert (1 pc Churro) for everyone in party list!

What 336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Mexican

  • Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

336 Reviews
  1. TracyM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was top notch! We had an extra person join us and the restaurant made every effort to accommodate us. We def will be going bk.

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  2. MichelleS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was good. The waitress was very attentive.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I took my friend out for her birthday dinner and we had the most awful experience. I have gone to many La Carnita locations and always had a great time. Our reso was for 7 pm and we didn’t even get tortilla chips until 45 minutes after sitting there. I’ve worked in the service industry for over 10 years so I am extremely understanding when servers and kitchen staff get weeded but it seemed like we were completely forgotten about. We had an event to go to so we had to eat all of our food within 15 minutes of getting it. We ordered everything within the first 5 minutes of sitting and didn’t even receive our tacos until an hour later. It was super embarrassing that I had suggested this place and it was a complete fail. If the restaurant can’t handle 10 tables at one time they should really limit their reservations.

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  4. GordonW

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst dining experience ever took a hour to tell me the featured item not available … its a taco!

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  5. Slaw

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was able to accommodate a large group of 10. We requested separate bills with the reservation. Emily, our server was great. We had no issues with ordering, during our meal or with our bills. Would definitely recommend the Baja Shrimp Tacos - they were a table favourite.

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  6. CathyD

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and the atmosphere fun. They ran out of Margarita pitchers but we got drinks eventually.

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  7. LeslievilleLiv

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great server, the food is always delicious and so flavourful. Nice ambience, we went early so it wasn’t very busy. Great little spot! I highly recommend! Food is always delicious!

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  8. LYeC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were friendly, super helpful and the food was extremely tasty. Definitely, would comeback again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a poor experience from arrival onward. We were not acknowledged for over 5 minutes upon arrival. We had a confirmed reservation that was not recorded. There were only two tables occupied in the entire restaurant but the host suggested it might be a problem to seat us but that he would “make it work”. We were directed to the seating area and told to take our pick. The tables were dirty so we brushed ours off and sat down, still looking forward to our meal. No one arrived to acknowledge or serve us so after 15 more minutes of zero service we made the decision to leave.

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  10. AntoD

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but the other La Carnitas are much better. Service was terrible. Saw our waitress a whole two times during our time there and had to waive down other servers just to get drinks. Overall quite disappointing.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Okay place. Food was not great, especially the quality of meats/chicken. Also very noisy as it’s a small place with a lot of tables. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  12. Hpzoster

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was too slow and they messed up the billing

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  13. Sierra

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was incredible and made the night outstanding!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly delicious food and wonderful service. Great value and the margaritas were delicious too. We’ll be back

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  15. Sandili

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great and the servers were wonderful!

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  16. AngH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food and margaritas were delicious and the service was absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent my best friend birthday h

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  18. Pola

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the drinks weren’t good though - the description states strawberry syrup/lychee pear, it still tasted so unpleasantly sour :( The service was great, but the wait time was over 25 minutes for 4 tacos. Next tacos were served almost right away though. Overall it was a good experience.

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  19. AshleyT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall had a great experience, our tacos were stuffed and the dining experience was good

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on August 19, 2023

    Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you had a good time with us. LC Management

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  20. Dany

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience here as always. I recommend the corn and the deluxe fries, and all their tacos. Service was friendly, cool spot as always. Will absolutely return. Glad they are in the neighbourhood!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a quick bite, multiple taco to choose from.

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  22. MirandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience taking my mom out for a dinner and movie. Had a great time!! It was a little loud for her but definitely not a reflection of the restaurant itself. Staff were super friendly and helpful, and I would definitely come back to this restaurant.

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on August 19, 2023

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We love the feedback!

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  23. Riya

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Will definitely go back.

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  24. SamG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Server was super nice but the restaurant was very loud - made it hard to have conversations with my group.

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  25. ChrisS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    For the love of god turn the music down. It's a restaurant, not a nightclub, relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  26. Nick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon entering the restaurant, the first thing that struck me was the lackluster ambience. The place was poorly lit, giving it a gloomy and uninviting atmosphere. The walls were adorned with faded sombreros and worn-out piñatas, indicating a severe lack of attention to detail and upkeep. The tables were sticky, and the chairs were rickety, adding to the overall sense of neglect. The menu boasted an array of tantalizing Mexican dishes, but alas, the execution fell painfully short. We started with the tortilla chips and salsa, hoping for a burst of flavor to set the tone. However, the chips were stale, and the salsa tasted like a watered-down version of store-bought tomato sauce. For the main course, I ordered a chicken enchilada. When it arrived, I was appalled by the sad excuse for a dish that was placed before me. The enchilada was cold, and the chicken inside was dry and flavorless. The tortilla had a rubbery texture, as if it had been microwaved rather than freshly made. The accompanying rice was bland and overcooked, while the beans lacked seasoning entirely. My dining companion opted for a beef taco, hoping for something slightly better. Alas, disappointment struck again. The taco shell was stale and chewy, and the beef filling resembled an unappetizing gray mush. It seemed as though the ingredients had been sitting in a sad state for far too long.

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on July 15, 2023

    Hi Nick, We are really sorry for your experience. Please send us your receipt of Payment and we will refund your money. No excuses. I honestly want you to answer few questions. 1, We do not sell Chicken Enchilada. 2, Our Salsa has no tomato sauce like texture 3, We clean our tables every single time customer uses it. It's on CCTV 4, We have no Microwave in Restaurant. 5, We have no Pinatas 6, we have no sombreros in restaurant. La Carnita Management

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  27. SefoniasS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food at la Carnita was quite enjoyable! Some of the problems we faced dealt with long wait times as well as the overall noise being a bit high.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great however our group was disappointed about the service. The food was dropped on the table, not in front of the people that ordered it. Second, the server, brought out a gluten free dessert for a guest. The dessert was not gluten free and my friend had an allergic reaction. The server was very apologetic about it, but she assured her it was gluten free. Last, there was auto gratuity added to the bill and no mention of it.

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on July 1, 2023

    Hi There, We are extremely sorry for you experience. We have taken steps to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

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  29. Smhanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at La Carnita as a group for a team dinner - 19 of us in total. The service was fantastic, the food plentiful and delicious and despite being a larger group we never felt crowded in. Highly recommend!

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on July 1, 2023

    Thank You

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, as always. Our server Jay, was kind and attentive and made sure our 8 year old had a stellar time. Always highly recommend!

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  31. DarrinS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic time, our servers were amazing and the food/atmosphere was perfection.

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  32. cpapanonymous

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Right off the bat, shout out to the WONDERFUL bartender/server who worked on Saturday night. My sister and I went for an early dinner and despite a few allergy-related menu snags had a really nice time. Specifically, she’s gluten intolerant and when they didn’t have any corn chips on hand for us to eat with the guac, he literally went out and bought gluten free tortilla chips from the corner store. Thank you for doing that!! Our tacos were good, the Mexican street corn was great and the drinks were delicious. Ambience was lovely and the service otherwise was also really good. One note - please consider putting an accessible bathroom on the main floor! Getting to the basement with a mobility issue was really tough for me. Thanks La Carnita!

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  33. RenaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Best Nachos I've ever had - get them every time. Tequila menu is also, fantastic. <3

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on June 17, 2023

    Thank you

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  34. NicolaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was way too salty that you couldn’t eat anything

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  35. DianaC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed with the food, I’ve been to other locations with a great experience. They used store bought guacamole. Chips were stale. The fish tacos were saturated in red vinegar & soggy. The only good taco was the beef one. Service was good though! Our waitress was great

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  36. LBBB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food all came out cold The wait staff were not attentive, friendly or accommodating

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  37. JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, music and ambience! Taco selection is amazing....lots of options! Music was on point for my group and added to the whole experience.

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on June 6, 2023

    Thank you!

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  38. Lulu

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service Only thing is they didn’t have coffee but otherwise great 👍

    La Carnita - LeslievilleResponded on June 6, 2023

    Thank you for the positive review! We are considering menu items! Please check back in to see changes! All the best, LC Management

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  39. MarcoV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall was great food and nice service. Nachos were excellent!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at La Carnita for a bday. We were a large party of 11 people. Overall it was a great evening - the food was great and absolutely delicious. The only thing was the service was a little slow - especially at the start - it took forever to just get our first drinks. But otherwise it was a very fun evening.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Carnita - Leslieville using the Order Online button. La Carnita - Leslieville also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Carnita - Leslieville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 344-0780.

La Carnita - Leslieville is rated 4.1 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Carnita - Leslieville

780 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    queen and saulter
  • Neighbourhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    TTC Trams and Buses stops near the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 344-0780
  • Catering
    WE DO CATER. PLEASE CALL OUR STORE NUMBER -6473440780 FOR MENU OR EMAIL US AT 780QUEEN@LACARNITA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • Private party facilities
    WE CAN GET YOU DEDICATED AREA IN THE DINING AREA IF YOU DECIDE TO GO WITH US FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENT. PLEASE CALL OUR STORE NUMBER -6473440780 FOR MENU OR EMAIL US AT 780QUEEN@LACARNITA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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