|Front left to right: Pollo Frito ($4.75), Tostada Ceviche ($6.25)|
|Left to right: Horchata ($3.50), Who Shot Ya? ($11)|
|Mexican Street Corn (2 for $8)|
|Right: In Cod We Trust ($4.75)|
There are only six tacos on their menu but choosing three is one of the hardest choices we've ever made. In Cod We Trust, Tostada de Ceviche, and Pollo Frito ($4.75 each) make the cut. In Cod We Trust is easily our favourite--battered wild Atlantic cod, voltron sauce (the chef's own mixture of cumin, cinnamon, chilli purée, and tamari), lime crema, pickled red cabbage, green apple, and cilantro. All the flavours work harmoniously to create a balanced, fresh, and intense flavour--a theme that's carried through all their tacos. The Tostada de Ceviche is messy--swordfish, guacamole, coconut milk, habanero tomato, and cucumber piled high on a tostada. This isn't a major downfall though because let's be real: once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down, both for fear of it falling apart and of a sudden, overwhelming desire to consume it on the spot. Southern-style fried chicken finds home in the Pollo Frito, covered in peanut mole sauce, pickled green cabbage, and salsa fresca. These are tacos that make you forget their $5 price tag.
|Left to right: Cookie Paleta ($4), Churros ($5)|
Despite the fact that La Carnita's entire menu contains less than 15 items, a consistent problem of the night is the inability to make a choice ... so we order two of their three available desserts--Churros ($5) and a Cookie Paleta ($4). The Churros are served with homemade cajeta and the two are truly a match made in heaven. Forget Kimye, we're going down with Churreta. The Paleta is just as good--the Latin American ice pop is covered in oreo crumbs and makes us want to try a few more flavours. We restrain, only because we know we'll be back so many times they'll know us by name. In fact, we can't imagine a better place to become a regular at.