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First bite: Torta sandwiches at El Guadalajara

The torta sandwich at El Guadalajara on Sixth Avenue.

If there’s ever a sandwich that defines messy goodness, it’s a torta. The properly constructed ones require no fewer than two or three napkins.

The Mexican sandwiches are the territory of taco trucks. I can name several around town that offer the deliciously messy Mexican sandwiches stuffed with grilled meats, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos and fresh cilantro. To date, the La Fondita taco truck in the Lincoln District has yielded my most favorite torta. I always order mine with extra avocado because too much mess is never enough mess, right?

As for a torta that doesn’t require a wait in the elements? I bit into it at Taqueria El Guadalajara. The new Sixth Avenue sit-down restaurant opened Thursday in its new digs, having moved from its previous Stadium District location. Read more »