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Any good "tortas ahogadas" here in San Diego?

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diyeiogt Nov 1, 2011 06:07 PM

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. DiningDiva Nov 1, 2011 06:39 PM

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

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      diyeiogt Nov 1, 2011 07:40 PM

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

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        DiningDiva Nov 1, 2011 10:51 PM

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

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          cstr Nov 2, 2011 06:47 AM

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

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            Josh Nov 2, 2011 09:28 AM

            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.

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              The Office Goat Nov 2, 2011 10:07 AM

              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.

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                cstr Nov 3, 2011 02:05 PM

                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!

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                  DiningDiva Nov 3, 2011 03:11 PM

                  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.

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                    Josh Nov 3, 2011 06:29 PM

                    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.

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                      cstr Nov 4, 2011 05:58 AM

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

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                        Beach Chick Nov 4, 2011 07:23 AM

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

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                          cstr Nov 4, 2011 07:54 AM

                          That would leave the bun and spicey sauce on top.

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                            Beach Chick Nov 4, 2011 07:58 AM

                            Don't think so homeboy..

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                              cstr Nov 4, 2011 08:08 AM

                              A tofu torta?? OMG!!!!

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                                Beach Chick Nov 4, 2011 08:29 AM

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

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                        DiningDiva Nov 4, 2011 04:39 PM

                        Lighten up Josh, we're just funnin' you

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                          diyeiogt Nov 4, 2011 04:45 PM

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

                          *tear*

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                            DiningDiva Nov 4, 2011 04:49 PM

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

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                              diyeiogt Nov 4, 2011 04:53 PM

                              Yesss. Torta de lomo or milanesa. WANT!

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                              Beach Chick Nov 4, 2011 05:07 PM

                              Your tears are my tears of happiness..
                              ; )

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              Katherine H Nov 2, 2011 06:46 AM

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

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              Cantina Mayahuel
              2934 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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                zmirzlina Nov 3, 2011 03:51 PM

                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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                  Jimand Nov 4, 2011 06:14 PM

                  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.

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