The Majesty of a Mexican Torta

The Majesty of a Mexican Torta

If you had been in Mexico, you might see at least one of this delicious snacks. It’s the sibling of the worldwide known taco and it can be made out of almost everything.

Pork leg Torta – via Tortas Bernal

In the same tradition of the sub sandwiches, the Mexican torta is part of the country’s gastronomic offer. Just as the taco, it can be different depending on the state where you are. In the north side of Mexico, you can find tortas of shredded pork leg with avocado, lettuce and cream (like in Monterrey). But in Tampico, the Tortas de la Barda is a truly hidden treasure; prepared with shredded beef, avocado, fresh cheese, ham and beans, you can add a delicious and spicy green salsa with fried pork skin.


In the Central Area of the country, you can find tortas of milanesa (fried breaded chicken breast or tender beef) with tomato, jalapeños, avocado, and cheese in a fantastic and big package. Some of the torterias (the typical shop in a tiny spot) try to attract more customers offering huge tortas, some of them so big that two starving grown-ups can’t finish one.

Cochinita Pibil Torta – via Yelp

In Yucatan is a tradition to have a Cochinita Torta on the weekends with a coke or a fresh orange juice. If you are wandering through Merida, enter the market and try one. The sliced red onion and the habanero complete this simple but amazing dish. On your next trip to Mexico, no matter which is your destination, ask for a torta. You won’t be dissapointed. If you are not into the hot spicy food, remember to ask for one without jalapeño or other salsa.

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