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A Tale of Three Tortas: Tortas en Mexico

November 4, 2011 4:34 pm · Posted by Nancy Einhart

Since I'm mildly obsessed with spicy tortas, I couldn't let my first trip to Mexico end without trying a local sandwich. Though Zihuatanejo is more known for pozole and tacos al pastor, we heard good things about hole-in-the-wall Tortas Ziranda and hit it up for our last meal.

Markedly different from Nopalito, obviously, but far more authentic, Ziranda serves reasonably sized tortas on toasty grilled rolls. I ordered ham and cheese (pictured below), while Andrew got the Ziranda specialty of shredded pork and jam with two kinds of cheese (above)

Though I appreciated that the tortas weren't overstuffed, the meats and cheeses were quite tasty, as were the garnishes like tomato, so I would have enjoyed a bit more filling. But the lightly charred bread was totally delish, and the snack-size sandwiches still highly satisfying.

Plus, the experience — jostling for a spot on a plastic stool on a crowded sidewalk, with a blender full of banana and papaya juice to wash it all down — was unforgettable.

Stay tuned for one more torta tale!

Filed under: Eating Out Tagged with: pork tortas, ham tortas, Tortas, mexico
posted by
11/16/11

I LOVE TORTAS! My boyfriend isn't Mexican so on one of our first trips to a Mexican restaurant I suggested he try a Torta de Pierna and he loved it! Now he's always suggesting we go out for Tortas :P


posted by
11/19/11

Tortas Ziranda are the best in town,and the owner is mi old good friend Jaime,I go to Zihua 3 times a year,and i allways go to see mi old friend Jaime,and eat a great torta.


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