La Carnita - Winnipeg

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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican
La Carnita is situated in the Exchange district on what was once “Banker’s Row”. From 1905 to 2018 we’ve taken the former Bank of Toronto, and introduced our urban aesthetic . 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.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, the restaurant is beautiful and very unique. Delicious cocktails and tacos! The service is amazing, the 2 servers we encountered were very friendly & knowledge!

SH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place was amazing! Our server Payton WAS AMAZING :) FANTASTIC SERVICE! The music was very loud. Overall was a very Nice restaurant.

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was delicious and the service was great. We had a late addition to our table and they they able to get their order to us so quickly making the lateness seem not too matter.

T
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great spot for drinks after work and the tacos were amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good food, in a comfortable and nice ambient with a fair price. It’s a good place to go with friends, drink and listen some music.

KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only comment about the food was that was on the cold side. And was disappointed no blender drinks are available!

KW
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great venue. Limited menu could be their down fall. Food was very good though. Everyone had the nachos and tacos. Probably the best nachos we have had in a long time.

D
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant & food were good. I do have a little beef with Open Table Reservations. I have requested a highchair for our group as well as specified it was a birthday dinner. When we arrived and shown to our table, there was no highchair made available (I had to request it again) and there was no mention by the staff at La CArnita about the birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the three tacos. Each one was better than the last one. Great margaritas.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another lovely meal and evening!
Thank you

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The menu was very limited and even more so since I have a shellfish allergy and they deep fry everything including the nachos in the same deep fryer as the shrimp. This meant I had only 3 or 4 tacos to choose from and nothing else on the menu. Very disappointing that with all the info about allergies they wouldn’t have a superset fryer

ZD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food wasn’t great but extremely high. The salad I had was bland. I would give the tacos 6.5/10

SS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Fabulous food, great variety and awesome ambiance! Hubby hated his margarita though 🙈

DI
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went here for our last dinner meal in Winnipeg, which happened to be taco Tuesday. The cocktails were amazing, the location and atmosphere were on point, and the tacos were to die for. 11/10 would recommend!

BF
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit, but it won't be our last! We tried an assortment of tacos and tostadas. Each one was excellent. I highly recommend the "In Cod we Trust" taco - delicious! The Carne Asada was also very good. Drinks were tasty, and the churros were a nice ending to a fabulous meal!

c
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

FA
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the place without knowing anything of it (walked-in). Food was great and exotic, service was perfect! Worth every penny

V
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was mediocre and not up to other similar Mexican food standards in Winnipeg - good service and ambiance though. The taco chips were odd - with some tasting ‘old’ and a lack of consistency in the texture/crunch. The dips were all very excellent. The tacos were ordinary and the shells were a little soggy. The beer and wine were great.

DF
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the taco's and very good service. Nice atmosphere and decor.

SM
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and servers were excellent. The music was a little too loud, maybe where we were seated, so it was sometimes hard to hear each other. The menu is great, could maybe add some burrito options. We will definitely return.

CY
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came to celebrate my birthday with friends. Absolutely amazing service, ambience and food! 10/10 would recommend d

CC
Manitoba
49 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our experience at La Carnita was a good one. The old bank building it is located in is very cool and our server was fun! We enjoyed the pitcher of margaritas! Our food was very tasty although we would have liked a little more variety. We had looked at the menu online and were looking forward to trying the pollo loco chicken however that was not available on the Winnipeg menu.

KW
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the corn
Will definitely be back

SC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience overall. Loved the atmosphere and all the delicious flavours in the dishes we had! Service was also top notch. Felt like we were in a different city all together. Would highly recommend it!

MH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good family experience. service and food were impeccable. highly recommend.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bit as great as the TO location.

AH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only “problem” was we ended up having an additional guest and even though the restaurant was empty, we were unable to pull another table. Our guest sat at the end of our four top but it did make for a crowded experience. However that said our server was amazing at clearing any empty plates glasses etc.

AJ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service. Nice atmosphere. Great for pre Concert Hall events.

CD
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Good value for the price. Small menu which is rare but welcome. I’ll definately be back again!

CL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. We had made a reservation 2 hours before our show at the Concert Hall. We waited just over 1 hour for our first order of tacos to come to the table. The server said the kitchen was busy but everyone around us was served. The place was very busy. I would eat here again but was disappointed we weren’t able to try everything we wanted from the menu due to the long wait and our time constraints.

CK
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a busy night so the restaurant was pretty packed. It's a nice little spot. The wait staff were all dressed in regular clothes so that made it a little difficult to identify them. The food was insanely good, we will definitely come back

B
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is friendly and warm, the food is flavourful and exciting, and the drinks are strong and fun. Great way to spend time with loved ones.

g
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Finally, a decent "Mexican" restaurant in Winnipeg - something we've been waiting for since The Mexican Village/La Haciena went out of business!

And it's more than decent. While certainly not an "authentic" Mexican restaurant, this taqueria exudes a modern California vibe! We can't wait to go back!

TH
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Not a lot to pick from our the menu, very small portions and not a good value for your money... great look and feel but smelt like dirty feet!
I would not go back

KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for tacos. Not garbage taco bell tacos, but fancy ones. We arrived a bit early and our table wasn’t ready. No biggie. But the staff there seated us at and gave us a complimentary chips and dips platter while we waited. Fantastic customer service.

OT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While visiting Winnipeg for the first time we had a list of several places to go. This was our first stop for the week. The special was corn on the cob and though our server had worked there a "lifetime" he claimed. That was pretty much the only thing that came outta his mouth. Tacos were delicious, margaritas smooth. Great place for sure!

PF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu.
Modest portions but that allows you to try multiple items.
Excellent service.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Our first visit and will most definitely be back. I am Celiac and must eat gluten free, adore good, authentic Mexican food and margaritas and gorgeous venues with good ambiance-La Carnita is my new go to fave for all these reasons.

A
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What really impressed me was the customer service our server was impressive, helpful, knowledgeable on the menu, gave suggestions and was friendly. I work in the customer service industry a Manager at a Financial Institution and my friend is a Manager of client care, both of us commented on the great service we thought the best service we had experienced in a restaurant Downtown Wpg in the last year our standards are very high so a big thumbs up 👍 to the team 🌸👌 The food was delicious we had the hard taco platter, Churros & the Carnita Margarita 👌👏

L
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very nicely done Mexican food outside the pedestrian nachos and burritos. Fresh, loaded with veggies and flavours. Nice room - an old bank with high ceilings. Service could be kicked up a notch. Servers need some professional and classic training. The servers take the stylish room and food down to a cafeteria/diner feel.