Torta Gorda

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Tequila Hecho en San Francisco, Parte Dos

    Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (north end, near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher) When: Sat., May 5, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Cost: $55 online The rundown: With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday this year, your options to wash the day away with cheap tequila will be plentiful. Findi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    ¡Viva San Francisco! with CUESA and La Cocina

    Hecho en San Francisco​Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (in front near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher)When: Thurs., May 5, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Cost: $50 online The rundown: Cinco de Mayo is an easy holiday to handle -- it requires nothing more than hanging out with friends and indulgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    What Taqueria Is Tasty Enough for an MS-13 Member to Risk Getting Shot?

    View Tacos on 24th Street in Norteño Territory in a larger mapSF Weekly reporter Lauren Smiley followed up on her (stunning) cover story, "A Rat's Life," with a blog post yesterday, "The Insider's Guide to the MS-13 Gang." In between tidbits like not using gang funds to buy broken-down Impalas and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Wreck Room to Open Someday, Mysterious Changes Afoot at Katz

    ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. The gossip scene is so devoid of big openings and closures that Buzz Machine is feeling a little like a high school newspaper today: Eater SF learns that the new name of the bar on the site of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    La Torta Gorda's Towels Burn Up Mission Laundromat

    The culprit.​You remember what your mom told you about putting too many towels in the dryer? Well, the apocalyptic scenario we thought was just another sign of mom's paranoia manifested itself in the Mission this afternoon. A load of white towels from La Torta Gorda were in a dryer at the Coin-Op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Why Do You Review Some Little Mexican Restaurant When You Should Be Tackling Wayfare Tavern?

    Lara HataI like a Torta Gorda quesadilla as much as I do a Delfina pasta.​Today's "Ask the Critic" comes courtesy of J. B. at Grub Street SF, who writes in his weekly summary of restaurant reviews around the city:In a summer rife with so many notable openings, both large and small, we don't totall ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    At La Torta Gorda, Jonathan Kauffman Finds a Rare Taste of Puebla

    John BirdsallLa Torta Gorda's quezadilla flor de calabaza, squash blossom quesadilla.​Most Americans don't particularly care if the stuff we call Mexican food reflects subtleties of region. Tortas, tacos, quesadillas: They're pretty much the same, we think, either good or bad or in between, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    La Torta Gorda's Squash Blossom Quesadilla

    John BirdsallQuezadilla flor de calabaza ($4.25).​Thursday, August 5, 2010 Oaxaca, Mexico City, and Merida might hog all the attention these days as foodie touchstones, but the highland city Puebla can make just as plausible a claim to culinary greatness. On 24th Street, La Torta Gorda calls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Don't Ask Michael Bauer Where to Eat Mexican. Ask Us

    John BirdsallAntojito sampler at Haltun in the Mission.​On his blog this morning at Inside Scoop, Chronicle critic Michael Bauer misses the Tex-Mex combination plates he devoured in his Dallas days ― and bemoans the fact he can't find a good Mexican place in the Bay Area ― which seems tant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Los Picudos' Enormous Torta Ahogada Is a Fallen Beast

    Andrew SimmonsIts greatest virtue? Sheer volume.​We remembered the 24th St. torta-off being a little more of a competition, La Torta Gorda's barge-size Mexican-style panini squaring off against the very slightly smaller, somewhat grungier sandwiches at Tortas Los Picudos. They're like apples a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Bigger is Better. Especially at La Torta Gorda, Where Bigger Yields More Deliciousness

    throw a./YelpLovely for linner​In Tortaland, size rarely matters, though it is often noted. When we deign to tackle even a relatively tidy, reasonably sized specimen, we're usually reminded of Roald Dahl's The BFG -- how the sweet-hearted title character, by far the smallest giant in Giant Cou ... More >>

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