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TEG Torta Shop Top 100

A good torta is not hard to find in Arizona, but a good torta spot, one batting 1,000? If there's one, it's TEG Torta Shop — formerly Tortas El Guero. The family-owned 16th Street torta hall has been around since 2002, and offers nearly 20 tortas in mini, regular, and super sizes. We recommend the torta ahogada — a sandwich of pierna (pork leg) and beans, smothered (or drowned, as the name suggests) in chili sauce, the fresh-baked bolillo bread sopping wet. Elsewhere on the menu you'll find standard Mexican fare: streets tacos, burritos, quesadillas, aguas frescas, and licuados (milkshakes), all solid options if your companions seek something more familiar. But do nudge them toward that torta. It's a knockout. New Normal: Place takeout orders by calling ahead to the restaurant.
Chris Malloy
Details
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Alcohol: No Alcohol
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout: