Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tortas Chorizo


I have not yet had many opportunities to try a lot of Mexican street food but what I have tried so far I have loved. The only complaint that I, if it is even a complaint, is that some of the things could use a little more salt. However, I have been known to add a lot of salt to my food.


The first real regional item we had after moving here was Tortas Chorizo, torta being a sandwich. Toluca is know to have the best Cherizo in Mexico and the locals in Toluca say the best chorizo sandwiches are at La Vaquita Negra. Now I have not gone around eating sausage sandwiches after sausage sandwich to be sure that they have the best Tortas Chorizo. With a sandwich as good as that I can imagine that it would be very hard to beat, and that is a lot of fat I would rather not consume.


These Tortas Chorizos are good sized and they can be topped with chopped jalapenos (which are HOT in Mexico unlike in the US), tomatoes, onions, and creme (a runny sour cream) as seen below and this will cost you 25 pesos or 1.73 US dollars. We also tried the torta cubana which was really just way too much with chorizo, cheese, and ham! We also tried the torta milanesa (I think that is what they are making in the photo above) which was good but paled next to the torta cherizo.

I even found a video of the place on youtube...

3 comments:

Nila Rosa said...

oooo now i'm hungry.

Ben said...

OH YUMMY! When I was a kid we used to go to Toluca a lot and we'd always eat in the markets where they had all kinds of chorizo. Your pics are making me really hungry. I could use a torta de chorizo right now :D

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I'm absolutely starving and that sounds incredible right about now