Jax and I had dinner with her Uncle Tommy tonight. We met up at a little hole in the wall Mexican joint famous for it’s tortas, or Mexican sandwiches. And when I say “famous” I mean it – Los Reyes de la Torta has been featured on food shows such as the Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food.
These tortas are DELICIOUS, an entire meal tucked into a crusty, chewy roll. I had The Mexicana, filled with carne asada, jalapenos, pico de gallo, grilled onions, avocado and refried beans. The meat was succulent and tender, the grilled onions added a charred sweetness, the avocados gave a smooth creaminess and the beans acted as a condiment to hold it all on the bun. The sandwiches come with a garden of vegetables on the side that you can pile on the sandwich or eat as a fresh accompaniment. OMGoodness, the goodness!
Jax enjoyed a pile of rice and the cucumbers that came with my torta. I had no idea that this girl liked cukes so much.
While my little brother and I ate we got to discussing all the local Phoenix area restaurants that have been featured on shows like Man Vs. Food and my favorite, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I’ve always wanted to take a road trip hitting up some of the places these shows feature. Why not start right here at home?
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own.