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Howard County, Montgomery County Tortas

interplanetjanet Aug 28, 2013 01:45 PM

Looking for a place to get mexican Tortas (sandwiches)

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  1. Terrie H. Aug 28, 2013 03:46 PM

    I like Taco Bar in Gaithersburg. I've only been to the one attached to the gas station near Rio, but there is also a place in the old town area. Very little seating unless it's a nice day when you can sit outside.

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      OldSchool Aug 29, 2013 06:51 AM

      Tortacos (http://www.eattortacos.com/) in Gaithersburg serves tortas. There are several references to the place on the chowhound website. I've found the food to be good and the service to be friendly.

      1. GraydonCarter Aug 29, 2013 09:01 AM

        For Howard County, R&R Taqueria in Elkridge, MD.

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          flavrmeistr Aug 29, 2013 11:14 AM

          I believe it's Anne Arundel. Anyhow, it's impossible to get near the place since it was featured on DDD. After 11 a.m., fuggetaboudit.

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            Steve Aug 29, 2013 01:17 PM

            Aw, I was there on a Tuesday for lunch and had no trouble.

            It's off an exit that says Laurel, but the address is Elkridge.

            You make a good point that you can't always get the easy -in-and-out experience, but I wouldn't let that stop me.

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              flavrmeistr Aug 29, 2013 04:39 PM

              It was a lot easier before the episode aired. I don't bother unless I want an early lunch.

          2. re: GraydonCarter
            HowChowBlog Sep 16, 2013 05:47 PM

            R&R is always a good choice, and I second Treetop Tom below about Tere's. I haven't had the tortas there, but the tacos are excellent.

            And it's not Anne Arundel. That par of U.S. is safely inside Howard County -- although it is so close to the line that it may be Jessup or Elkridge.

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            treetop tom Aug 29, 2013 01:44 PM

            The tortas at the taqueria in the rear of Tere's Latin Market on US 40 West in Ellicott City are excellent, as are most of the rest of the food they serve. I noticed they are expanding into the adjacent storefront with a full-service restaurant. Can't wait!

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              msjess Sep 10, 2013 03:15 PM

              The tortas at Taqueria Distrito Federal in downtown Silver Spring are good. I don't think it's traditional but I always ask for a substitution of carnitas in lieu of deli meats. They owners are happy to oblige.

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                interplanetjanet Sep 28, 2013 02:04 PM

                UPDATE: Went to R&R Taqueria. Its at a gas station; how could ya'll leave out this very important tidbit!
                Barbacoa Torta was great, the huaraches were not so great and the melon agua fresca was very nice.

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                1. re: interplanetjanet
                  Steve Sep 28, 2013 05:29 PM

                  We wanted to surprise you.

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