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Best Tortas Phoenix 2009 - Tortas El Güero

Tortas El Güero

Tortas El Güero

2518 N. 16th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85006


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At this point, Tortas El Güero has a cult following. Why? Once you take a bite of one of its enormous Mexican sandwiches — stuffed with meat, thick slices of ripe avocado, pickled jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, and mayo — you can't help but inhale the whole thing with giddy delight. The soft, lightly toasted telera bread gives way to succulent fillings like moist chicken or juicy cochinita (sort of a Mexican pulled pork), which pair well with a cold cup of horchata or a bottle of Mexican Coke. These beauties are plenty filling (and remarkably cheap, too), but if you're feeling extra-hungry, try the extra-hearty Cubana, layered with sliced ham, breaded beef, roasted pork, and cheese. Before you know it, you'll be part of the cult.

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This place is far from the best in Phoenix. I went once and was disappointed. I went again after reading this article and was even more disappointed. I tried the carne asada my first visit and the cubana this last one. If you want a really good torta go to Los Reyes De La Torta and get the king! For the same price you get almost twice the amount of sandwich that tastes better and comes with chips. I am surprised Phoenix NewTimes is pumping this Guero place up. The actual best torta Ive had is from Gallo Blanco. The naco torta. Absolutely delicious.