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Nov 1, 2011 06:07 PM

Any good "tortas ahogadas" here in San Diego?

I'm craving a really good and spicy wet torta but I have no idea where I can find one, and I don't to just go for any torta ahogada, I want a blow-my-gasket delicious one. I have hope.

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  1. The (stationary) torta ahogada truck in the Toys R Us parking lot in Chula Vista, on Industrial, Palomar exit off the I-5.

    19 Replies
    1. re: DiningDiva

      Thanks, ill try it out. You know if they're there daily?

      1. re: diyeiogt

        As far as I know they are. On Sunday they serve carne en su jugo, another Guadalajara favorite

        1. re: diyeiogt

          They'll also make the torta's as spicey as you wish, just request your preference.

          1. re: cstr

            That's half-true. If you're white they'll make it less spicy than you request.

            I had heard that they had some legitimately spicy sauce, so went and ordered it spicy. I ate it without breaking a sweat, and halfway through asked them about it. The lady told me they gave me medium because the hot was "too hot" for people like me.

            Kind of a big turn-off.

            1. re: Josh

              I get this treatment every time at Sab e Lee. I order 9, friends order 5, theirs is hotter...

              If I'm not hiccupping, it's not hot, dangit.

              1. re: Josh

                On my second trip, I ordered the spicey and the mother gladly gave me the spice as I ensured her that I was capable. Now I don't even have to ask, she remembers me! Maybe you're too gringo looking Josh! Next time let her know you mean spicey!

                1. re: cstr

                  If I recall, Josh was in a non-meat phase and asked if they an meat option other than pork on the torta. The also may have played a part in his not getting the spicy sauce. I've not had a problem getting the spicy version, it's pretty good.

                  1. re: DiningDiva

                    It's not a phase - I still don't eat commodity meat. I asked why they gave me medium, and they said they thought the spicy would be too hot for me. Whatever, I'm over it. Maybe I'll give it another try.

                    1. re: Josh

                      I do remember that you were avoiding some meats. Curious, did you ask for a torta without meat?

                      1. re: cstr

                        Let's elevate the 'non-meat' torta to the top of the menu!

                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          That would leave the bun and spicey sauce on top.

                              1. re: cstr

                                No about lots of veggies..or a seafood torta..that's the ticket!

                      2. re: Josh

                        Lighten up Josh, we're just funnin' you

                        1. re: DiningDiva

                          Tortas made of seafood...veggies...tofu??


                          1. re: diyeiogt

                            No, not in my book. There's a reason pork rules...

                            1. re: DiningDiva

                              Yesss. Torta de lomo or milanesa. WANT!

                            2. re: diyeiogt

                              Your tears are my tears of happiness..
                              ; )

            2. Has anyone tried the torta ahogada at Cantina Mayahuel? I haven't, but have seen it on the menu there.

              Cantina Mayahuel
              2934 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

              1. New torta place just opened up downtown today - Bolillo Tortas. Was going to try them but as I was walking out the door the MIHO truck pulled up.

                Lunch meeting tomorrow prevents me from trying it this week.

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                1. re: zmirzlina

                  We went to Bolillo Tortas last night specifically to have tortas ahogadas. Unfortunately, it was opening day. :-(

                  5 minutes after ordering we were told they didn't have the bean soup. 15 minutes later we were told they didn't have the tortas ahogadas.

                  We plan to give it another try in a week.