'Tortas' on Serious Eats

25 Mexican Tortas and Cemitas We Love in NYC

It's hard not to love the Mexican sandwiches we get in New York: versions overstuffed with avocado and refried beans or slender but robust meat delivery vehicles; cemitas on poofy buns or griddled tortas with crisped Portuguese rolls. To add you on your own journey to Mexican sandwich self-discovery, we've rounded up 24 of our favorites from across the city. More

A Sandwich a Day: Breakfast Torta from Taqueria El Jarocho in Seattle

In the landscape of Seattle taco trucks, Taqueria el Jarocho is a relative newcomer, but it sets itself apart from the crowd with two words: breakfast torta. Sure, there are excellent tortas elsewhere in the city (including the nearby Barriga Llena), and you can put an egg on them and maybe call them breakfast, too. At el Jarocho, this is no 'put an egg on it' type of situation, though. More

A Sandwich A Day: Carne Asada Torta from Tortas Wash Mobile in Tijuana

Tortas Wash Mobile is Tijuana's first, most famous, and longest-standing torta stand. In 1964 the stand opened with no official name and was unofficially branded Tortas Wash Mobile because of its location, adjacent to TJ's first car wash. Today, the car wash is long gone, but locals maintain a fierce and passionate loyalty to the only item they serve, a carne asada torta (35 pesos, or less than $3 US). More

A Sandwich a Day: Pierna Torta at Panadería Chuy in Austin

Hidden in the shadow of an elevated highway in a nondescript strip mall is Panadería Chuy. This bustling bakery supplies most of the bolillos, or torta rolls, to Mexican eateries around the Austin area. The interior is filled with overflowing cases of pastries and cookies like conchas, polvorones, and empanadas. You know this bakery is legit because, in true Mexican fashion, they provide the silver trays and tongs for helping yourself to their massive selection of baked goods. More

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