“Santo Enrique” now boasts a new Mexican food joint
Saint Henri’s selection of Mexican cuisine has been largely restricted to tacos and burritos, but with the anticipated new torta shop Torteria Lupita’s recent July 9 opening, that landscape has expanded. Drawing on her gastronomic history from Mexico City, France, and the tutelage she received from Olive et Gourmando, Sandra Soto has begun to serve a seasonal menu including classic Milanesa and deep-fried flautas, tortilla and pozole soups, and salads to an eager public.
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?
Before now, I had never even looked at the torta menu at Taco Joint. Why do that when their tacos are so consistently great? Turns out the tortas are worth checking out.
In San Diego, burritos are still the most popular Mexican import but tortas are gaining a foothold. The new torta shop downtown, Bolillo Tortas, offers 17 different varieties ranging from ham and cheese to ahogada (a carnitas torta ...
What’s better: tortas or tacos? For food writer Pedro Reyes, author of '¡Acá las tortas!,' the answer is quite simple: a quality torta is better than a good taco, and the stories behind this iconic sandwich run even deeper.