A Sandwich a Day: Mexican Carnitas Torta at Barnaby's in Houston

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[Photo: Mike Riccetti]

First opened in 1988, and now in several infectiously friendly and inviting settings, Barnaby's has been known for serving large portions of well-prepared comfort fare. In Houston, comfort fare often carries a Mexican accent, and the lineup at Barnaby's includes their plus-sized take on that taqueria staple, the torta.

Barnaby's redundantly monikered Mexican Carnitas Torta ($10.95 with fries) features a lengthy French-style loaf layered with carnitas, then topped with a profusion of shredded lettuce, a trio each of tomato slices, wedges of plump avocado, thick rings of red onion, and finally a smattering of crumbly cotija cheese. Like each of Barnaby's other menu items, this sandwich, especially with the side of fries, is a feast.

Barnaby's

801 Congress, Houston, TX 77002 (map) 713-226-8787
barnabyscafe.com