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La Torta Gorda

2833 24th St. San Francisco, CA 94110 | Mission/ Bernal Heights | 415-642-9600

Location 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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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Sandwiches
  • Hours: Sun 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri 5:30am-7pm, Sat 7am-4pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: No Parking, Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Extra Info: Muni: 24, 48, 67
  • Features: Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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