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.
Seated right away on arrival. Good for express dining when you need a quick bite .
I’ve been to this location several times, and while I did love the tacos, service was a bit slow. The noise level was also higher than usual. I will be back, but maybe not on a Friday night.
Great night out. Delicious tacos. The service was stellar!
Had a great experience. Waiter was very accommodating and knowledgeable regarding dietary restrictions. Tacos were good, nachos are delicious. Music was very loud
Had a reservation at 4pm on a Friday. We ordered drinks and apps right away. As always, the food was good - chips and guac, street corn, a plethora of tacos, churros and maragaritas. Where it started to go wrong was when we started to be pressured around our time - first when we were still waiting for our food to come (they missed parts of our order twice) and they told us we had 20 minutes left. It didn't make sense that we had to leave when our food still hadn't come. Then second, our server sent the manager over to tell us that, "We have given you over 3.5 hours when we have a 2 hour limit, and a family is waiting for this table. Here is some art." I understand how restaurants work - there is no need to tell us that you did us a favour by spending OUR money at your establishment. Just be clear about your policies and when you are communicating it, be kind. So unnecessary. I normally would choose this restaurant but after this experience I'm not sure if I want to go back - definitely did not feel valued.
Tasty tacos. Kind of annoying if multiple people order tacos they bring them all out of trays and don't seperate who's are who's, or label them... Good food, but not cheap.
Nicely decorated restaurant with great food, but the music was blasting so we had to yell to communicate across the table, including with the server. It felt like being at a night club. There is definitely a grungy college bar vibe that I wasn’t expecting. It could be upscale if they just turned down the bad music that was playing.
Great place for Mexican food. Service was a bit slow, only complaint.
So good! Our server had amazing recommendations. Would come back for sure
Crappy overpriced Mexican food. There’s a ton of better places in toronto
Excellent spot, great energy, great food, and truly wonderful staff. Loved it
The la Carnita taco is probably a pass, the flavour combination doesn’t work and the mango didn’t taste ripe. The tostada wasn’t too bad though 😊
Always fast, fresh and the perfect portion. Just wish u could split bills
We booked for a Wednesday night at 10pm didn’t know we were gonna be kicked out at 11pm- we weren’t told. If we knew, we would have ordered less food. We couldn’t even enjoy the night and we stuffed ourselves fast but we left food uneaten. It was our first time there. I don’t recommend you go that late, as they definitely dont care for business at that location- ( our bill was over 120$, we were consuming, they just stopped us from doing so) too bad. And it was busy but they were billing everyone out to close the door. They played a high core music loud to make us leave... i am still mad about that. It was a night intended to reconnect with a friend and we had too hurry up to eat and drink our margaritas.
Great Mexican food with some very tasty tacos. Our server was very kind and worked hard to make sure our experience was good. Would recommend to anyone looking for casual Mexican dining.
Really enjoy the overall ambience of the restaurant, we all had a great time, will be back soon.
What a joke. The service is atrocious. We dined for approximately 1.5 hours. The bartender/server didn’t greet the table, look absolutely miserable. Asked us “what do you want?” as if we were wasting his time, took our order and the next time he came back to our table was an hour into the meal. Never quality checked the food, there was no way of ordering another drink because not only did our server not come back to the table to offer us another round, other servers flat out refuse to take an order from a table that’s not in their section. One of my tacos came out at the 1hr 15 minute mark after I had asked for it 4 times. While I’m asking for my missing taco, the server is clearing away my plate, cutlery, hot sauce, etc.
The server did kindly take the long lost taco off of the bill which was appreciated but definitely did not redeem the experience. I’ve been here several times throughout the month of September and it seems that every time I come the customer service gets worse and worse. The food is fantastic but that’s about it. Even my margarita was underwhelming. Even though it’s an affordable price point, I’d rather go somewhere else and spend my money.
Food is great as always. They won't split bills for groups over 6 as it's their "policy", though I have gone there with larger groups in the past and have done it. Most groups need to split bills so this should not be an issue l, especially when requested up front.
Hi Melissa, We deeply apologize for the inconvenience of not being able to split your bill. It takes approximately 1.5 mins to complete payment for each person. This policy was put in place to cut down on the time it takes a server to finish payments, and increase the amount of time they can spend with our guests. There are sometimes when we are not busy that a server may break this rule for a guest, however we do try to enforce it for larger groups. Again we apologize.
Love this place !
Food is good but restaurant is overpriced, the bal
Sweet lunch spot to go for a sit down or a quick meal
Delicious Mexican Flare. With a fun atmosphere. I highly recommend!
Wonderful food, fun menu, great service , funky atmosphere. What's not to love.
Food was amazing.
The ambience is great...the food was fast and delicious and a good portion size for the price
the tacos are amazing!
Please turn down the music at lunch sittings.
Service was anemic and the music was ridiculously loud. Food was great.
Food was great but, service was non-existent. I'm not sure if I'd be willing to go back.
Overall great place! Tacos are made with attention to flavour and detail and it shows the kitchen care about the food they serve.
Music was a bit loud, but a minor issue that didn’t take away from the overall experience too much
:) great tacos!
Meeting up with friends to talk and laugh over tacos? This is your place. On a first date or meeting with a client? I recommend going elsewhere as the music volume would ensure your neighbouring tables can hear everything you're shouting at each other.
Service was slow. Drinks were slow. Food was alright. Not sure I would go back.
Issue with the food . The server was argumentative and condescending .
The food here is amazing! Absolutely delicious!
Good quality and worth the money.
However, the service was a little poor and slow. It was hard to get some one's attention for assistance. We waited a while for the server to come take our order, then waited a while for them to come back and ask where the food was and then waited again for the food to come out.
The music was extremely loud for a lunch time as well. Good music but way too loud for the hour.
Excellent food. Would definitely go there again. Gets quite busy after 12pm. Best time to go is at 11:30am.
The food was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere! Would highly recommend this place and would return again.
The service was great. I highly recommend the nachos.
Tried the carnita and spicy mushroom taco - both were great. Good sangria! Also chips with trio dips - guac was OK but have had better. Bathroom was a bit nasty. We've been before and loved it as well, but can only give 4 stars based on bathroom :)
Amazing ! Best Mexican in Toronto hands down.. get the shrimp, steak and fried chicken taco! Churros are amazing.. as well as the rose margaritas