Translated as “drowned sandwiches”, Tortas Ahogadas are a renowned street food staple unique to Guadalajara, Mexico. The locals say the secret is in the durability of the bun, the marinated slow roasted pork shoulder, and the mix of two sauces, chili-spicy and tomato-savoury, that do the drowning. Or maybe it’s in the toppings of lightly pickled onions, refried beans and lime. Who knows, but my mouth is watering just writing these words, and you’ll find yourself craving more while still wiping the drippings from your chin. Don’t miss it, a rare treat for Toronto!
Tortilla Soup $6
Rich tomato & chile broth with lime and crispy strips for fried corn tortilla
Tortas Ahogadas $12
Guadalajara’s classic ‘drowned’ pulled pork sandwich with all the fixin’s
Creamy caramel & egg custard
Prix Fixe $20
Soup + Torta + Flan
Katie Krelove spent 2 years working as an English teacher in Guadalajara. She is an environmental educator and naturalist as well as an aficionado of Mexican street food.
Every Thursday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.