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Jan 6, 2006 12:07 PM

SAC: Las Tortas Chilangas?

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Last weekend, as I was on my way out of Sacramento, I noticed that there is a place across the street from Esperanza on Franklin called Las Tortas Chilangas. Either it's new or I've been blind for the last few years. Anyway, I'm wondering if anybody has tried it yet and if there is any connection with the much-loved La Casitas Chilangas in Redwood City. I know the owner has a Sacramento connection, in fact I've long suspected that he sources his excellent teleras from Esperanza. Any reports? I plan on checking it out the next time I'm in town.



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  1. Nick-what does D.F. mean?

    That place in RC sounds good! can you describe directions to it from 280 northbound to SF from SJ?

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    1. re: toodie jane

      D.F. = Distrito Federal = Mexico City. You could take Woodside Road east then turn left on El Camino.

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      Tom Sakaishi

      I've been there once so far. Had the "Argentina," a torta with Milanesa, Quesillo, and Salchicha. The Salchicha tasted like chicken hot dogs. The whole thing came hot off the grill, literally too hot to handle. It had some onions and pickled jalapenos, but no condiment that I can recall. I would definitely go back to try something else (that doesn't have Salchicha in it!).

      They also have Parrillada, Pambasos, and Huaraches on the menu. I've heard of Pambasos, but what are Parillada and Huaraches?

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      1. re: Tom Sakaishi

        A huarache ("sandal") is like a big tortilla with a thin layer of beans stuffed inside. The whole thing is usually topped with cheese and possibly more. The menu sounds great there. I'm looking forward to it.