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La Carnita

#217 of 6,596 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Little Italy
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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501 College St | Also At 780 E Queen St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5, Canada
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tacos were incredible with reasonable prices the place was loud not great for a first date but awesome for friends

Thank Lindsay B
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been in two locations so far and love them both: College Street and Queen East. The tacos are innovative and with the gang you can share several. The place is loud and we took my son and his four-month-old son. We thought he would be spooked by the loud music and conversation. However he loved it and just stared... More 

Thank JVR155019
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service provided by the waiter. Had the fish and pork tacos which were fresh and delicious. Went after the dinner hour and although still busy there were seats available

Thank sandiego2016
Whitby, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of dining at the Queen Street location of La Carnita. I love taco's and this place did not disappoint! Very imaginative, well executed taco's, full of flavour! My favourite was the ceviche taco, as I have a huge love for ceviche. We also had the Mexican street corn to start, it was to die for and... More 

Thank lolapop21
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to La Carnita on College with another couple and I couldn't be more turned off by this place. To start with, it is so loud you have to shout to be heard. The speakers hanging over the tables certainly didn't help. It doesn't need to be that loud. I don't eat cilantro and the taste... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very good food..this spot was on my list for quite a while..we got in at about 5pm and the vibe was great..we were seated quick and the food came quick also..one of the best taco spots in toronto..cant miss this place..wil defintely go back soon😊

Thank Baljeet K
Comox, Canada
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286 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. Stumbled by while exploring the area on foot. Best ice cream cone in a long time!!

Thank DiscoverAndEnjoy
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Monday, they had some sort of taco deal with a few different options including chicken, beef, pork and fish..I had them all, so tasty! Great margaritas! Looks like a pricey menu I'd say, but the taco deal was great value!

Thank Graeme F
Davidson, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The tapas tacos were the best tacos I have ever had. The grilled corn was good and so were the dips for the chips. Excellent food!!!! The noise level was so loud with the music and then people screaming to talk that it made it hard to talk to the people next to you. We had a large party and... More 

Thank Aimee S
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My friend and I went for dinner recently, and we each enjoyed the special "Squid the Kid" (calamari taco) and shared a plate of house-made tortilla chips with the 3 dips (guacamole, grilled corn salsa and spicy bean and smoked queso - which had a curry touch to it). The tacos were very good and the chips/dips were amazing! It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 College St | Also At 780 E Queen St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 416-964-1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighborhood Profile
Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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