This sign has been taunting SFoodie for months, and not just because the adjective doesn't accord with the noun it modifies. We've been feeling the pull of the Mexican-style Cuban sandwich, which is The Thing of cubanos, exposed to cosmic rays while out on a routine space expedition and mutated beyond recognition. Where the Cuban cubano contains its mess ― melted cheese, pork times two, and pickles ― in a compact, pressed length of bread, the Mexican torta explodes. It's a Dagwood Bumstead torta, a Meat Lover's Special torta, as daunting as it is compelling.
We decided to compare the colossus with the legendary six-meat torta cubana from Boos Voni in the Excelsior, which is one of our favorite sources for carnitas tortas.
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