WHERE TO TRY MEXICO CITY-STYLE TORTAS (AND PICS OF WHAT TO ORDER)

LA is seeing an influx of serious sandwich makers who honed their skills making Mexico City street food. Here are just a few places in LA's torta boom, according to Digest blogger Bill Esparza.
  1. Los Poblanos truck
    Serves cemita poblana, a meat sandwich (usually a milanesa) with oaxacan cheese, pickled jalapeños, and a spread of retried beans on a sesame seed cemita roll. In Boyle Heights.
  2. Cook's Tortas
    Order the Zacatecano, a messy chorizo sandwich served with potato salad. In Monterey Park.
  3. Guerrilla Tacos
    Any night chef Wes Avila puts a torta on the menu of his Arts District truck, you can count on indulgences like his open-faced fried duck egg torta topped with sea urchin and arugula. DTLA
  4. Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara
    Homemade birote (kinda like Mexican baguette) with carnitas and tangy chile Yahualica sauce. In Huntington Park.
  5. Tony's Torta Ahogadas
    Weekend torta cart in Boyle Heights
  6. Super Tortas D.F.
    Serves super-sized tortas chilangas with the best bread. South L.A.
  7. Tacos D.F.
    One of the best places to get *pambazo* a chile guajillo-soaked roll that's filled with fried potatoes, chorizo, and Mexican cheese. Located in a South Gate