What is a torta?
It’s a fluffy bun spread with butter and topped with anything you can imagine —refried beans, creamy avocado, spicy peppers—and piled with meat (s) and cheese (s) of your choosing. A torta has similar flavors to a taco, but the bread adds a whole new dynamic. Tortas come in all sorts of varieties, so you’ll never get sick of them.
Where did the Mexican torta come from?
Some sources say that bakers in Mexico took inspiration from the French baguette and made smaller loaves called bolillo and telera, which were both used to make sandwiches. Another theory is that the torta was created by “mistake.”
What are the different kinds of Taco tortas?
Tortas come in all sorts of varieties, so you’ll never get sick of them. Some of the most common tortas have meats prepared similarly to taco fillings—chicken, steak, carnitas, vegan, etc. You’ll definitely find a torta that suits your taste. The torta has a pretty confusing history.
How did the torta ahogada originate?
Another theory is that the torta was created by “mistake.” The torta ahogada or “drowned sandwich” was born in the early 1900s. A street vendor in Guadalajara, Mexico accidentally dropped a sandwich in a container of salsa when handing it to the customer. The customer ate it anyway and ended up loving it.