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9 Favorite Tortas in Metro Phoenix

When it comes to making a great sandwich, served on fresh bread and piled high with ingredients, the United States (famous for its subs, muffaletas and Philly cheese steaks) has got absolutely nothing on Mexico. Mexican tortas -- sometimes made on a bolillo (a torpedo-shaped variation on the crusty French baguette) but most often made with pan telera (a flatter, softer, rounder-shaped roll with two indentations on the top) can be filled and garnished with just about anything: a variety of meats, cheese (often mozzarella or panela), refried beans, avocado, pickled jalapeño, onion, tomato, cilantro, lettuce and more.

See also: -- 10 Best Burritos in Metro Phoenix -- 16 Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix to Eat at the Bar

So who makes a good torta in this town? Here are nine of our favorites.

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