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La Torta Gorda

Map & Directions 2833 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Mexican, Sandwiches
  • Sun 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri 5:30am-7pm, Sat 7am-4pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • No Parking, Street


SF Weekly's Description

While you'd think sandwiches were the specialty of a restaurant with a name like La Torta Gorda, this repurposed lunch counter has another menu of regional dishes from Puebla state. The "especialidades poblanos" include antojitos like corn-tortilla quesadillas stuffed with squash blossoms and queso fresco, as well as tlacoyos, oval masa cakes stuffed with black beans and topped with fried eggs. There is a mole poblano, and it is a good one, fragrant with toasted chiles, cinnamon, and chocolate. La Torta Gorda's carnitas sandwich, with its press-toasted bread and pan-roasted pork, is rivaled only by its pambazo, a torta dipped in chile sauce and filled with chorizo and potatoes. Look for the squeeze bottle of chipotle salsa at this Mission District Mexican restaurant, and dab it onto everything.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 07/27/11

    When a "hole-in-the-wall" turns out to be a bright family-run stop with outrageously good tortas and super authentic Puebla eats; that's 38 material. [Eater 38 Member]

  • 7x7 Magazine on 01/27/10

    The pierna enchilada torta more than satisfies...it's #39 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.

  • Brian on 01/23/12

    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the pierna enchilada torta is delicious. Yum!

  • Miguel J. on 09/08/12

    Huitlacoche quezadilla is a traditional delicacy

  • Craig B. on 10/30/12

    Eater’s 20 Epic SF Sandwiches To Eat Before You Die: #17 Al Pastor Torta

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