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Oct 28, 2008 05:30 PM

Milanese torta at Tacos por favor

Never been to this spot before today and boy was it bustling. terrific thin crispy milanese folded over with guacamole hot sauce and cheese (no mayo!) on pressed down "torta" bread was awesome. the milanese part was so thin and crispy and good. ill be back to try the rest of their gear hear. i liked the picked jalapenoes and carrots on the salsa table.

Read lots of great threads on sandwiches and now im looking forward to trying my new favorite kind here again and other versions elsewhere. who else does a nice milanese torta? what else do you like at tacos por favor?

1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica.

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  1. their chorizo/potato tacos rock

    6 Replies
    1. re: wilafur

      Gotta try those...maybe ill do a "right side of the menu" kinda order next time...big spot, fast service, low price...i look forward to returning.

      they had menudo -- kind of scary sounding but some folks were lapping it up like nectar of the gods...ever try it?

      1. re: wilafur

        Chorizo and potato? This sounds MOST this combo on the menu?

        1. re: a_and_w

          lol, my bad, i was still thinking about the chorizo and potato gordita i had a taste of at the street food thing on breed st.

          tacos por favor has a gnarly chorizo and cheese taco. good stuff.

          1. re: wilafur

            Playin' with my heart there, wilafur, LOL! Still, I wonder if they would make such a thing if asked...

            1. re: a_and_w

              All this talk about Chorizo and potato is makng me hungry. The flavor of Chorizo in a potato taco is good and I had it at "My Taco." I am still not sure if Chorizo is used in there "potato taco" but the potato is the color of Chorizo and the flavor of Chorizo is there also. Best asada sope also. The corn sope (cake) is fresh grilled just right.

              My Taco
              6300 York Blvd Ste 4
              Los Angeles, CA, 90042
              (323) 256-2698

              1. re: JeetJet

                I'm not entirely certain, but my vegetarian friends have been told been told that the coloring of MT's potato taco isn't from chorizo, but from achiote.

      2. I'm a big fan of TPF's chorizo and cheese tacos. Everything else I've tried there has been pretty average (carnitas, carne asada, al pastor) - not bad, just not that memorable. But it beats the heck out of the nearby La Salsa-esque options :)

        1. I also love TPF's chili verde enchiladas (chicken or cheese). Any of the breakfasts or tacos with chorizo and cheese are excellent. BTW, you might want to try the Angelica taco truck on Venice for a torta or cemita. I haven't tried the milanese specifically, but my al pastor cemita was revelatory, and I hear good things about the milanese as well. Here's my recent review:

          1. I live and work near TPF and eat there frequently. Items of choice include: Chile Verde plate, soft tacos (especially chorizo and al pastor) and the always varied and often under-replenished marinated carrots. Excellent (off the menu) chilaquiles too!

              1. re: mnosyne

                I just don't know. It was so thin and crispy couldn't tell. my guess pork or beef.