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Torta Ahogada

KC612 May 5, 2010 10:42 AM

I'm not sure how new this sandwich is at Pineda, but if you like spicy you should try this torta. I believe it translates to smothered sandwich. It was roast pork on a bolillo roll smothered and sitting in a pool of hotsauce made w/ chili de arbol (I think) topped with onions. I just had one today and it was very very good.

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  1. daniellempls RE: KC612 Jan 4, 2011 01:46 PM

    Kinda my new found foodie desire is wonderful tortas. I've always wanted to stop in no-name (to CH at least) places off of Lake St and try one. Anybody have some hole-in-the-wall favorites?
    My favorite so far is right in my neighborhood at Dominguez Family Restaurant. They have an awesome steak torta. Include your favorites at Manny's, etc, but if you know of lesser known places, I am up for a rec.

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    1. re: daniellempls
      KTFoley RE: daniellempls Jan 4, 2011 02:00 PM

      Check this out.

      1. re: KTFoley
        daniellempls RE: KTFoley Jan 13, 2011 07:28 AM

        Well, aside from being bummed that I missed this Chowdown, thanks, this is a great thread, what I was looking for. And now, sitting at my desk at 10:30 is making me ravenous with all the yummy photos. I think I will give Pineda a try first. The Torta Poblano KC612 wrote about sounds amazing as well.

        And will probably make it down to Olmeca in Burnsville, but probably on the weekend.

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          kevin47 RE: daniellempls Jan 13, 2011 06:51 PM

          I had a torta at Taco Riendo that seemed like it was out of a movie. A bit kitchen-sinky, but fun. I shudder to think of what the "torta for three" looks like.

          About chow-downs. What are the new rules for posting/responding? I've responded to a couple, only to see our comment thread get deleted.

          1. re: kevin47
            The Dairy Queen RE: kevin47 Jan 14, 2011 01:41 AM

            It's been awhile, but I have organized and attended many chowdowns and as far as I know the rules have stayed the same over the years. The rules for organizing chowdowns are in the posting etiquette. Here's a link: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3676...


      2. re: daniellempls
        MSPD RE: daniellempls Jan 4, 2011 03:20 PM


        Olmeca in Burnsville. It's worth the drive.

        1. re: MSPD
          Db Cooper RE: MSPD Jan 5, 2011 06:33 AM

          MSPD is correct. I'm planning on the Steak Milanese for lunch today.

        2. re: daniellempls
          The Dairy Queen RE: daniellempls Jan 4, 2011 03:50 PM

          Danielle, where is Dominguez Family Restaurant?


          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            SmartCookie RE: The Dairy Queen Jan 5, 2011 06:17 AM

            Here you go...

            Dominguez Restaurant
            3313 E 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

            1. re: SmartCookie
              KC612 RE: SmartCookie Jan 5, 2011 10:53 AM

              Pineda has another sammich called the Torta Poblana or something like that that is very good as well. It is a breaded fried poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and some thinly sliced steak w/ all the fixins. Messy and very filling, but goooood!

              1. re: SmartCookie
                KC612 RE: SmartCookie Jan 5, 2011 10:54 AM

                I guess I could've just said chile rellenos

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