Sunday, 10 November 2013

La Carnita

Tacos! I'm glad I finally had the chance to try out La Carnita, it's been on my list since it first opened last year.
La Carnita

The Menu (in really bad lighting)

Beef Cheek and Tostada de Ceviche taco
Beef Cheek taco and a Tostada de Ceviche taco
The beef cheek taco was amazing with braised tender beef cheek topped with a lime avocado sauce, cabbage, shallots and a hint of spice with jalapenos. It was a perfect blend of tangy sweet melt-in-your mouth yummy. 
The tostada de ceviche was different from a typical taco as it was served on a crispy hard tostada shell. It was piled high with cubes of swordfish, guacamole, tomatoes, cucumbers, habanero and coconut milk to balance it out and slightly tone down the spicy kick. 

Carnitas and Fish Taco
Top tacos are In Cod We Trust and bottom tacos are Carnitas
The cod tacoes were so pretty with the red cabbage, cilantro and fried cod. I liked the combination of flavours and textures with the hint of lime, pickled cabbage, crisp apple slivers and crunchy & flaky cod. 
The carnitas had confit pork, jalapeno sauce, mango salsa and queso anejo cheese topped with cilantro. These had quite a kick to them with the spicy sauce - definitely not for the faint of heart.

Lime pie paleta
Key Lime Pie Paleta
Prior to this, I had no idea what a paleta was. All I heard from the waitress was key lime pie and I was sold. It was good (but not as satisfying as a real key lime pie), the ice pop was creamy, tangy and sweet and quite a refreshing dessert after that spicy taco meal. 

Overall: The tacos were really pretty and yummy. I'll definitely be back for more of the beef cheek taco...yum!

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