Mexico City: Tortas

December 11th, 2007
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The other great street food we had in Mexico City was the tasty sandwich called the Torta.

The bread is a small football shaped hero roll. Its insides are smeared with smoky chipotle paste, then lined with slices of avocado, tomatoes and onions.

A variety of local meats are offered as fillings. I only tried the salchicon, a kind of bologna chopped into lardons, and later pierna, slices of roasted fresh ham. They were also sold with ham, chorizo or any of a long list of other meats. Both tortas I ate had that gooey queso fresco I love so much.

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Much like the spit-roasted tacos al pastor, I need to find these in New York. These are way too good to believe they aren’t around in New York somewhere. I may have to make an expedition out to Queens or Sunset Park to hunt them down.

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