The essential guide to tortas

We’ve put together a basic guide to understand these Mexican delicacies

Mexican food: The essential guide to tortas
Tortas are delicious sandwiches, they are made using a loaf f bread, usually a bolillo, and filled with meats, cheese, vegetables, and more - Photo: /
English 14/05/2020 12:30 EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales Mexico City Actualizada 13:24
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All foodies have heard about this staple in Mexican cuisine: tortas. Tortas are delicious sandwiches, they are made using a loaf of bread, usually a bolillo, and filled with meats, cheese, vegetables, pickled chilies, beans, among many other ingredients. Popular tortas include the guajolota in Mexico City; the cemita in Puebla, the torta ahogada in Jalisco, and guacamayas in Guanajuato. 

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Here at EL UNIVERSAL in English, we’ve put together a basic guide to understand tortas and once you visit Mexico, you’ll be delighted with these delicacies.

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1.    Guajolota: Also called torta de tamal. They are quite popular in Mexico City, where it is considered as a breakfast of champions. Guajolotas call for a bolillo and a tamal, either sweet or savory. Pair it with atole or café de la olla.

2.    Torta de chilaquiles: This dish is also quite popular in Mexico City, known for turning everything into a torta by putting it inside a bolillo. To make this delicious torta you’ll need a loaf of bread, beans, chilaquiles, cream, cheese, and onions. 

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3.    Torta de pastor: This is another Mexico City staple. It’s made using slow-cooked pork simmered in spices, chopped onion and coriander, and melted cheese. 

4.    Torta ahogada: This torta calls for a bolillo filled with pork meat, which is then doused in a red tomato sauce. 

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5.    Cemita: This sandwich is made using a round white bread called cemita. They are filled with meat, cheese, chipotle chili, herbs, and some stews. 

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6.    Guacamaya: This Mexican dish requires filling up a bolillo with pork rinds, salsa, lemon juice, tomatoes, and onions. 

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7.    Torta compuesta: This sandwich is popular in Juchitán, Oaxaca. The bolillos are filled with a meat stew, diced onions, and chili. 

8.    Torta de santuario: This dish is sold in Jalisco. Street vendors fill the bolillos with beans, meat, lettuce, radishes, onion, and it’s submerged into a sweet sauce.

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