Friday, February 26, 2010

La Torta Sabrosa - Mission, SF

Mijita - SF Ferry Building

So I'm not writing this to rave about Mijita—it's a little place, that due to its great location, tends to be a little overpriced. That said, the food is solid. But the reason I'm here is because Mijita sold me my first torta. I don't know how it is that I'd never eaten a torta before. They have always been there, lurking at the bottom of every taqueria menu. I just never felt like sacrificing my burrito to try one. It was amazing. Small, but amazing. A toasty little bun filled with beans, carnitas, cheese, shredded cabbage and a little crema. Damn. It would have been perfect if there had been three of them.

La Torta Gorda - Mission, SF

I think of this meal as the second date of my new love affair with tortas—delicious, toasty Mexican sandwiches. The first was from Mijita, which I'll post next, out of order. Anyway, we had a couple different tortas. One was a shredded, marinated pork which was not unlike a pulled pork sandwich. Decent, but lacked something. The other was Al Pastor, which was the winner. Spicy, marinated pork with little chunks of pineapple piled onto a torta bun and pressed in a grill to make it crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. If I had to rate this one, I'd give it a 3 out of 5. It was good, but I know there are better things to come. Soon.