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4 different deep-fried tacos @ La Carnita

Dude, you KNOW I’d eat anything deep fried, bro! I mean, you could deep-fry a flip-flop, and it would still taste good!!! So we’re hanging out at La Carnita, this funky taco joint on John St, just a few steps from Hooters, where they’re putting not one, not two, not three, but four different fried things in tacos — so you KNOW I had to come check it out!!!

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So, we’re starting off with In Cod We Trust, their twisted take on a fish taco. You’ve got crispy cod, topped with pickled cabbage, cilantro, and Voltron sauce, which is like Donkey Sauce Gone Wild, bro!!!!

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Next up is El Pollo Frito, a fried chicken taco topped with onions, tomato and enough cabbage to choke a chicken… Sadly, the bird isn’t the star of the show here.

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Now, we’ve got the Baja Shrimp taco, which has the right fried stuff to non-fried stuff ratio with just a bit of lettuce, pickled turnip and some garlic mayo, for that extra kick.

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But we’re saving the most funkalicious for last with this sweet potato. You’ve got a whole garden in here with deep-fried sweet potaters, topped with black beans, lettuce, corn and jalapenos, and just oozing with crema. This has gotta be the best vegan thing I ate all week, bro!!!!!!

Hard shell tacos for one @ La Carnita

If Taco Tuesday isn’t my favourite day of the week, then it’s a close second behind Guy Fieri Fridays. So, we’re hanging out at La Carnita, this funky little joint in the Entertainment District, just down the street from Hooters. But why go for wings when you can eat tacos, bro? And on Tuesday, they’ve got this sickass special–all the hard shell tacos you see here (and then some) for 28 bucks.

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Now, they say it’s supposed to serve two people, but I’ve eaten more tacos than that more than once, so ocho tacos es no problemo, hermano! They actually give you enough fillings for 10 tacos–these shells are super-tiny–but then they charge you a buck per extra shell, so I just made some taco salad instead:

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Basically, I just threw whatever I had left over into the pan. You’ve got some chorizo, lettuce, a little pico, sour cream and guac. I had to eat it with a small serving spoon, but you know I ate it all, bro–and still had room for dessert!

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Next door at Sweet Jesus, they call this Rocky Road Rage, and it’s so outrageous, I almost crashed the Camaro, bro! You’ve got chocolate soft serve, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, walnuts, cashews & Oreo cookie crumbles, all served up in a cone–shut the front, back and side doors, My Little Brony!!!!