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Los Angeles: The Tacos are Good, But the Tortas Ahogadas Are Better at Tortas Ahogadas La Ramadita

Los Angeles Tacos Farley Elliott 2 comments

A San Fernando Valley hole-in-the-wall, Tortas Ahogadas La Ramadita offers few taco options, but their fantastic namesake tortas ahogadas makes up for the slight. More

25 Mexican Tortas and Cemitas We Love in NYC

New York Craig Cavallo 12 comments

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: Chorizo con Huevo Torta at Chavela's

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

My first impression of Chavela's in Crown Heights was that, more than any other spot I've been to in the city, it reminded me of the casual Mexican restaurants I grew up with in California. Loud Latin music. Splashes of color everywhere. Affordable beer. Friendly, crazy-efficient service. And more-than-serviceable food. More

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

A Sandwich a Day Mike Riccetti 1 comment

Barnaby's plus-sized take on that taqueria staple, the torta, is a comfort food feast, much like the rest of their offerings. More

Grilling: Grill-Pressed Chorizo Tortas

Grilling Joshua Bousel 3 comments

The grill is the world's greatest sandwich maker—you can cook, toast, and press for a crowd all on one device, without much fuss or mess—and these spicy and creamy grill-pressed chorizo tortas prove this point. More

Grill-Pressed Chorizo Tortas

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 1 comment

The grill is the world's greatest sandwich maker—you can cook, toast, and press for a crowd all on one device, without much fuss or mess—and these spicy and creamy grill-pressed chorizo tortas prove this point. More

A Sandwich a Day: Torta al Pastor at Maria Selma in Houston

A Sandwich a Day Mike Riccetti Post a comment

Like the restaurant itself, the tortas at Maria Selma are easy to overlook, but both can be very enjoyable, especially the Al Pastor version. More

The Vegan Experience: Two Great Mexican Tortas

The Vegan Experience J. Kenji López-Alt 14 comments

What makes Mexican tortas so easy to vegan-ify? Well, they rely so little on meat to begin with. It's really all about the condiments: sliced onions, tomatoes, and lettuce, to avocado, pickles, beans, and roasted chilies. More

Mexican Fried Eggplant Sandwich (Vegan Tortas and Pambazos)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

Hearty vegan Mexican-style sandwiches made with fried eggplant, refried beans, roasted chilies, and pickled red onions, served in a toasted roll doused in enchilada sauce. More

Mexican Mushroom and Spinach Sandwich (Vegan Torta)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

A hearty sandwich packed with greens and mushrooms, refried beans, pickled red onions, and spicy pickled jalapeños. More

A Sandwich a Day: Suadero Torta from El Tenampa

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Enormous even by torta standards, it's easy to see why El Tenampa's Mexican sandwiches are a South Slope favorite. More

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

A Sandwich a Day Naomi Bishop 2 comments

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: Torta de Tinga at 100% Taquito in Houston

A Sandwich a Day Mike Riccetti Post a comment

The Torta de Tinga at 100% Taquito is one of those messy, mostly unsightly savory treats that manages to get consumed in a near-instant. More

A Sandwich a Day: Carne Asada Torta at Zenba Mexican Grill

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

What makes the salsas stand out at Zenba Mexican Grill in the West Loop is that they use roasted chiles. The simple step of charring the chiles before blending them up, adds loads of flavor and character to three salsas I sampled. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pastor and Marinated Pork Torta at Mexico's Deli in Houston

A Sandwich a Day Mike Riccetti 3 comments

Featuring pork cut from a trompo, pineapple, melted cheese and more, this torta from Mexico's Deli is one of the many temptations at this quaint and great-value west Houston sandwich spot. More

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

A Sandwich a Day Erin Jackson 2 comments

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: Torta Ahogada from El Tio Pepe, Tijuana

A Sandwich a Day Erin Jackson 8 comments

El Tio Pepe makes tortas in the traditional Guadalajara-style: drowned in a spicy chile de arbol sauce. The torta ahogada (36 pesos, or less than $3 US) features juicy cuts of braised pork that are stuffed into pan salado (salt bread) that's brought in fresh from Guadalajara three times per week. More

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

A Sandwich a Day Meredith Bethune 6 comments

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

A Sandwich a Day: La A. Pavon Torta at Rocky's Tacos

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

It may be called Rocky's Tacos, but this Roger Park joint is really a torta haven. I mean, where else in town will you face a menu of 78 uniquely named variations of the Mexican sandwich on the menu? More

A Sandwich a Day: Egg & Chorizo Torta from Tortas Frontera in O'Hare International Airport

Chicago Joe Roy 5 comments

Scrambled eggs, pork chorizo, poblano rajas, Chihuahua cheese, and avocado are pressed between slices of chewy-crackly bread until the whole thing is compressed into gooey perfection. Paired with a reasonably priced cup of Intelligentsia coffee, this was a breakfast fit for first class. More

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