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Aug 28, 2013 01:45 PM

Howard County, Montgomery County Tortas

Looking for a place to get mexican Tortas (sandwiches)

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  1. 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.

    1. Tortacos ( 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. For Howard County, R&R Taqueria in Elkridge, MD.

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        1. re: GraydonCarter

          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.

          1. re: flavrmeistr

            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.

            1. re: Steve

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

          2. re: GraydonCarter

            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.

          3. 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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            1. re: treetop tom

              Recently went to Tere's and had torta cubana and it was not good. Dry chicken with a lot of chile (not hot - ancho?), a little chorizo, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on stale, bad bread. I had liked their tacos when I was there a while ago.

            2. 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.