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Aug 12, 2014 12:34 PM

Torta Neza location...

Anybody have any recent intel on the specific location for Torta Neza in Corona/ JH these days? I'm reading about two possible locations on Roosevelt. Either 97th and 111th. Where can I find this truck?

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  1. Last time I was in the neighborhood, I saw it right under the 111th st train station. That was about a month ago.

    6 Replies
    1. re: donovt

      That's the last place I saw it as well. North side of the street.

      1. re: donovt

        I've walked by there at different times within the past few weeks and he's not there. There is another truck, but not Neza.
        Supposedly (according to Joe D) he's at a restaurant in Corona, though I haven't gone by there.

        1. re: saria

          Joe would know. I see a store listing at:
          53-06 Roosevelt Avenue
          Woodside, NY 11377

          I don't think the truck is open year-round. I remember it having a sign posting it's final day of the year sometime in the fall or somewhat.

            1. re: johnk

              I went by Juan Bar a few weeks ago and did not see Galdino behind the grill there. They were still making tortas there (and wasn't bad) but they didn't have the fancy names that Galdino used at Neza. My Spanish wasn't good enough to find out what happened to Galdino and Neza as the guy behind the grill only spoke Spanish.

            2. re: wolmania

              That woodside location has been gone for a while. Didn't last very long.

          1. So the other night I cruised Roosevelt from Junction pretty much to the stadium, stopping at Juan Bar and 111th, but did not find the Neza operation.

            At 111th St. though, there is the Guerrero truck. The menu had a long list of Tortas/Cemitas. I first ordered a Mexicana cemita, but was told they only had tortas. In my mind, a torta is a smaller sandwich so while I waited, I put away a generously portioned plump and juicy suadero taco for $2.50. After a few minutes, I saw the guy holding a foil wrapped blocked with two hands. I initially thought he had taken out something from a freezer to defrost. But then saw him load it in a bag with napkins. He then, with two hands, passed it to me. In receipt, I can say it was a sandwich of both considerable size and heft. I want to say it was as big and thick as a little league catcher's mit and heavy as a brick, but that is probably hyperbole. Anyway, I was concerned for two things. One, I wasn't going to be able to get it into the stadium because it probably could be mistaken for a landmine. And two, there was no way I was going to eat all of it. So I went back to the car and left half of it there.

            A Mexicana torta ($12) is loaded and layered with pork, chorizo, jalapenos, some avocado, lettuce, of course Oaxacan cheese, and quite possibly other elements. Suffice it to say, this was a dense fucking sandwich. I went at the half that I took into the stadium (no issues there) in three separate phased attacks. It was very rewarding. The other half I whittled away at home the next day. The final chunk I discarded the bread and threw the contents into an omelet.

            In conclusion, even if you can't find the Neza truck, the Guerrero truck is a worthy destination in my book.