Mexican Tortas Are the Ultimate Sandwich for Meat Lovers | Food Skills

  • Published on Jan 29, 2018
  • Meat, cheese, and two slices of bread. It's a trinity that's satisfied appetites all over the world. But Mexico's take on the every-man staple deserves a place in the sandwich hall of fame. Defined by its chewy, baguette-like bread, the torta turns Mexican meats like lamb barbacoa into handheld snacks. At Brooklyn’s La Loncheria, the sandwich gets an international spin, where chef Luis Jiménez meshes the torta with elements of the Vietnamese banh mi. No matter the style, the torta is a bucket-list item for sandwich-lovers from Mexico City to NYC.
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Comments • 539

  • TOXSYC tv
    TOXSYC tv 3 days ago

    I think these guys are over complicating it... just keep it simple traditional-style it’s a street car food they are doing too much

  • Long duk dong
    Long duk dong 3 months ago

    FFS now hipsters are ruining tortas? When will this madness end?

  • Eric Melgoza
    Eric Melgoza 4 months ago

    This made me hangry!...good stuff✌

  • Naughty internet person

    Bit gristley for me but looks good.

  • Mannyzev
    Mannyzev 5 months ago

    San Cosme in Kensington Market in Toronto has some great Tortas

  • Scene Records
    Scene Records 5 months ago

    mexican beef dip

  • Chris Gott
    Chris Gott 5 months ago

    I could eat that

  • Andre Porter
    Andre Porter 6 months ago

    Making this for latin-tuesdays

  • mobilepoo
    mobilepoo 6 months ago

    “Bow me sand which from south East Asia”

  • David Harris
    David Harris 6 months ago

    Oh baby!! Black bean, cilantro, and jalapenos!

    DIE IN PARADISE 8 months ago

    thumbnail 2:35. no time waster

  • mmddyyyyalphabet
    mmddyyyyalphabet 8 months ago

    "Ven a mi" for the bánh mì means "come to me" in Spanish. Punny. Nice.

  • Marcos T.
    Marcos T. 8 months ago

    A torta isnt a sandwich lol

  • ßildØva Dova
    ßildØva Dova 9 months ago

    Tortas are hands down the BEST thing EVER made :D

  • KuostA
    KuostA 9 months ago

    Now these actually look damn good.

  • Emiliyan Yankov
    Emiliyan Yankov 9 months ago

    "torta" in Bulgarian (торта) means "cake", so yeah, can't go wrong there xD

  • chuchuchuchia
    chuchuchuchia 9 months ago

    I was salivating every second of this video

  • Randy Robinson
    Randy Robinson 9 months ago

    Mexican tortas? Don't you just mean... Tortas?

  • The BBQ King Yeah We’ll See Mate

    I thought this a how to?

  • Mr. Lynn
    Mr. Lynn 9 months ago

    I will eat this! I'm making a list of food and this is going on there lol.

  • Kevin Moodie
    Kevin Moodie 9 months ago

    i fucked up and watched all these videos high smh, IM STARVING

  • Iron Prostate
    Iron Prostate 9 months ago

    Great take on the Bahn Mi ! Mexican food makes for the best fusions! My favorites are Mexican/Indian and Mexican/South-East Asian.

  • Manny Dominguez
    Manny Dominguez 10 months ago

    Every time he said torta I cringed a little, but that's just me.

  • AG Wreck
    AG Wreck 10 months ago

    I go to this place Tacos Lupita where I live all the time and I always wanted to try a torta but the burritos are so damn good that's all I get Everytime I'm there. I'll have to try a torta sometime!

  • Ella Isaksen
    Ella Isaksen 10 months ago

    Bare country sculpture uqzzpp pillow problem explode withdraw ensure column re.

  • WC818
    WC818 10 months ago

    Man, it's great seeing tortas getting love. I used to sell tortas de jamón at school LOL

  • Leslie Franklin
    Leslie Franklin 10 months ago

    The tortas I normally eat have chilis too.

  • Jose Olivares
    Jose Olivares 10 months ago

    "From the city of Hidalgo"
    Qué dijo este cabrón?

  • Jaguar 1991
    Jaguar 1991 10 months ago

    This looks amazing, I love Mexican food. Vegans you’re missing out. Stop hugging those trees and trying to save the polar bears. And eat meat !

  • Jose Alonso
    Jose Alonso 10 months ago

    Savage torta!!!

  • Lee Birchenough
    Lee Birchenough 10 months ago

    videos without sean suck

  • FrozenButter
    FrozenButter 10 months ago


  • Stu R.
    Stu R. 10 months ago

    Those have got to be the most salivating sandwiches I've ever seen. I've been playing with the idea of opening my own sandwich shop some day. Here in central Europe, you rarely see stuff like this.

  • Maldito Alcaraz
    Maldito Alcaraz 10 months ago

    my taste buds just refuse this

  • Kevin Pinner
    Kevin Pinner 10 months ago

    next level native advertising. kudos to complex.

  • LongLiveVbel
    LongLiveVbel 10 months ago

    Too bad he boutta get deported in the next few years lol

  • Mike Van Der Vegt
    Mike Van Der Vegt 10 months ago


  • LeWeirdo Gamer
    LeWeirdo Gamer 10 months ago +1

    Finally were appreciated xD. We make delicious tortas

  • alex grizzly
    alex grizzly 10 months ago

    Did he really say "Protein" instead of meat. Beans have protein too, lol. What a douche

  • w3stern acatli
    w3stern acatli 10 months ago

    Those are not tortas

  • mobspeak
    mobspeak 10 months ago


  • JosephYOv
    JosephYOv 10 months ago +7

    God. A Mexican guy is out here in NY trying to make a name for himself. He's clearly just trying to get out there and is being creative and all these "Mexicans" are in the comments saying this isn't Mexican blah blah blah. Sometimes my people annoy me bro. Most of you probably can't even speak fluent Spanish I bet...just some wannabe folk. Are people not aloud to tweak food to their own recipe anymore? Since when did it have to remain "street food"? Be proud that this man is out here doing his thing in the east coast and repping. Damn. We can have street food were famous for and exist in a restaurant. It's not like he's appropriating, the man is Mexican...

  • Kyle Mullins
    Kyle Mullins 10 months ago

    💯 those are delicious looking tortas!!!

  • Pablo Noriega
    Pablo Noriega 10 months ago

    *le pone a su restaurante la loncheria*
    *dice que las tortas son de CDMX*
    smh Guanatos gettin no respect. anyway, se ven de huevos sus tortas. bien.

  • Martynas Montrimas
    Martynas Montrimas 10 months ago

    Any Lithuanians in here? "Tortas" in my language means - cake. :))

  • Pat Shand
    Pat Shand 10 months ago

    Looks so goddamn good.

  • Metal Gear Panda
    Metal Gear Panda 10 months ago

    there is 87 people who would rather eat shit and disliked the video.

  • Gabriela Monroy
    Gabriela Monroy 10 months ago

    Quiero todas, qué delicia. ¡Felicidades por esas tortas que se ven increíbles! Se me hizo agua la boca ummm

  • is dumb
    is dumb 10 months ago

    the best torta is drowned torta tbh

  • Carlos Perez
    Carlos Perez 10 months ago

    Really wanted to watch this but not willing to sit through another 30 second beat commercial that’s on every video.

  • James Cassidy
    James Cassidy 10 months ago +1

    the roasted lamb tortas sound killer!

  • Michael Carmack
    Michael Carmack 10 months ago

    I prefer cemitas.

  • Theo Roosevelt
    Theo Roosevelt 10 months ago


  • N a z a
    N a z a 10 months ago

    You dont need to explain why all mexicans are fat

  • bernard wallace
    bernard wallace 10 months ago

    Those do look/sound good but its hard to beat a mission district(frisco) torta...theyre probably 1/3 the price of the ones in this video too!

  • Queen Moon
    Queen Moon 10 months ago +1

    Wtf what is the torta w the egg?! U showed 3 sandwiches and only explained 2!!

  • Roberto Macias
    Roberto Macias 10 months ago +1

    Love the torta, but that "cilantro" looks a damn lot like parsely to me...

  • Mr Stag
    Mr Stag 10 months ago

    13 bucks for a sandwich tho

  • Rui Costa
    Rui Costa 10 months ago +1

    Please do a video on the portuguese "Francesinha". That is the true perfect sandwich for meat lovers

  • Swango
    Swango 10 months ago

    Not even remote to the traditional tortas of México City, but this look good, I like the style of both, the food and La Loncheria. I always respect someone that makes things their own way. Saludos a la raza de La Loncheria.

  • Ungegurkt
    Ungegurkt 10 months ago

    they cum inside into the bread like in south park

  • Liz Lorenzsonn
    Liz Lorenzsonn 10 months ago

    *If you're in Minnesota* check out Manny's Tortas! They are SO SO good. Two non-state-fair locations: Midtown Global Market and Mercado Cenral, both on Lake Street. Google will help you find the one closest to you.

  • Propane
    Propane 10 months ago

    Yes. All of my Yes.

  • Charles N Tonic
    Charles N Tonic 10 months ago

    I just clicked on the video to see how was Mexican Tortas represented and THEY NAILED IT!
    *Mexican approved*

  • Raphaga Floresol
    Raphaga Floresol 10 months ago

    Chihuahua tortas!!

  • Dositeo Escobar
    Dositeo Escobar 10 months ago

    You should try tortas de chilaquil, the best invention the chilangos have ever made

  • D Adams
    D Adams 10 months ago

    I want to fuck these tortas

  • Evren
    Evren 10 months ago

    Seeing all that lamb makes the Turk inside of me happy. Hope I can someday try some good Mexican food

  • Talok85
    Talok85 10 months ago

    Omg those look so good!

  • ValMil
    ValMil 10 months ago

    that looked so fucking good

  • Patch Jeffa
    Patch Jeffa 10 months ago

    Holy shit this looks good

  • Pewdiepie's Hot Dog Boss
    Pewdiepie's Hot Dog Boss 10 months ago

    have Gordon Ramsay on the show pls

  • Sara Cornejo
    Sara Cornejo 10 months ago

    Ayyy Que Rico!! Ohh and Put Him also in a Telera with extra Cheezzzzz😍😍😍👍👍👍👍

  • Kazuking
    Kazuking 10 months ago

    Nothing competes with Bahn Mihn

  • J Louis
    J Louis 10 months ago

    Tortas are next up

  • Thor B.
    Thor B. 10 months ago

    me gusta

  • Issachar
    Issachar 10 months ago

    omg that lamb looks so bomb

  • Spencer
    Spencer 10 months ago

    shiiiit, these tortas look much better than the ones I see in my area

  • Abdullie
    Abdullie 10 months ago

    Big ICY Nigga

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren 10 months ago

    I turned on captions, and A'ju is was replaced by "A Jew" at 1:40
    Thanks Internet....smh :)

  • Check It Out
    Check It Out 10 months ago

    Carnitas torta with queso fresco chili verde and a slice of avacodo and a beer Bong Bong!

  • Panda Frog
    Panda Frog 10 months ago

    f*ck that made me hungry🤤

  • Kris Insy
    Kris Insy 10 months ago

    Just got out of my 4 hour night class and I'm hungry as he ll watching this.

  • Bruce Calder
    Bruce Calder 10 months ago

    This is fucking awesome ! I can almost taste that lamb ..... This channel never disappoints.

  • mountnman100
    mountnman100 10 months ago

    ¡Me gusta las tortas!

  • Fernando Cárdenas Segura

    *mentions barbacoa*
    MaDrE mÍA GüIlLy
    este men sí que sabe

  • Joseph Valdivia
    Joseph Valdivia 10 months ago +2

    he got the bread right and honestly that's all that matters

  • david dorris
    david dorris 10 months ago


  • Nach gonzo
    Nach gonzo 10 months ago +1


  • CHEKO 1
    CHEKO 1 10 months ago +1

    Simple and delicious

  • Koop
    Koop 10 months ago

    Not a fan of lamb or cilantro, but I'd still try it.

  • Alan González
    Alan González 10 months ago

    Ahuevo viva México cabrones

  • Angel Vizuet
    Angel Vizuet 10 months ago +1

    Me caga toda esa gente que anda diciendo "ésto no es comida mexicana". Piensen un poquito, va en un pinche bolillo y siguen pensando que no es mexicano?????

  • Ben Marshall
    Ben Marshall 10 months ago

    Fuck, I wish I lived in New York

  • The Code Provider
    The Code Provider 10 months ago +27

    finally tortas get some love.

    • Gio *
      Gio * 9 months ago

      Code have you seen Devilmen Crybaby? You should really give it a try I am pretty sure you will like it if you haven’t already

  • Sam Lee
    Sam Lee 10 months ago

    Nothing beats a good carne asada torta with some salsa roja!

  • Reyna Estes
    Reyna Estes 10 months ago

    Still waiting

  • Exile
    Exile 10 months ago

    Those beans look like shit

  • Ryan Pharr
    Ryan Pharr 10 months ago

    Looks too fancy for me, but still amazing.

  • kopec82
    kopec82 10 months ago

    This looks wonderful! I want