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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  • BMW W.
    BMW W. 2 months ago +1

    I've been cooking for 20 years ..I can easily see every single thing on here looks bomb as f***. The idea of chick pea garbanzo bean black bean paste is genius

  • Pipi Caca
    Pipi Caca 2 months ago

    Wtf is this shit! Trying to make this all fancy and what not 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️, get a regular torta! Like a torta de asada o de adobada but lamb and all this shit wtf! You should be ashamed of yourself

  • David Kayanan
    David Kayanan 3 months ago

    Did he say adobo? Woot woot from the Philippines

  • TOXSYC tv
    TOXSYC tv 3 months 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 7 months ago

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

  • Eric Melgoza
    Eric Melgoza 8 months ago

    This made me hangry!...good stuff✌

  • Naughty internet person

    Bit gristley for me but looks good.

  • Mannyzev
    Mannyzev 9 months ago

    San Cosme in Kensington Market in Toronto has some great Tortas

  • Scene Records
    Scene Records 9 months ago

    mexican beef dip

  • Chris Gott
    Chris Gott 9 months ago

    I could eat that

  • Andre Porter
    Andre Porter 9 months ago

    Making this for latin-tuesdays

  • mobilepoo
    mobilepoo 9 months ago

    “Bow me sand which from south East Asia”

  • David Harris
    David Harris 10 months ago

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

    DIE IN PARADISE 11 months ago

    thumbnail 2:35. no time waster

  • mmddyyyyalphabet
    mmddyyyyalphabet 11 months ago

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

  • Toscano
    Toscano 11 months ago

    A torta isnt a sandwich lol

  • ßildØva Dova
    ßildØva Dova Year ago

    Tortas are hands down the BEST thing EVER made :D

  • KuostA
    KuostA Year ago

    Now these actually look damn good.

  • Emiliyan Yankov
    Emiliyan Yankov Year ago

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

  • chuchuchuchia
    chuchuchuchia Year ago

    I was salivating every second of this video

  • Randy Robinson
    Randy Robinson Year ago

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

  • S R Leeming
    S R Leeming Year ago

    I thought this a how to?

  • Mr. Lynn
    Mr. Lynn Year ago

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

  • Kevin Moodie
    Kevin Moodie Year ago

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

  • Iron Prostate
    Iron Prostate Year 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 Year ago

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

  • AG Wreck
    AG Wreck Year 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 Year ago

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

  • WC818
    WC818 Year ago

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

  • Leslie Franklin
    Leslie Franklin Year ago

    The tortas I normally eat have chilis too.

  • Jose Olivares
    Jose Olivares Year ago

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

  • Jaguar 1991
    Jaguar 1991 Year 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 Year ago

    Savage torta!!!

  • Lee Birchenough
    Lee Birchenough Year ago

    videos without sean suck

  • FrozenButter
    FrozenButter Year ago


  • Stu R.
    Stu R. Year 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 Year ago

    my taste buds just refuse this

  • Kevin Pinner
    Kevin Pinner Year ago

    next level native advertising. kudos to complex.

  • LongLiveVbel
    LongLiveVbel Year ago

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

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  • LeWeirdo Gamer
    LeWeirdo Gamer Year ago +1

    Finally were appreciated xD. We make delicious tortas

  • Alex Grizzly
    Alex Grizzly Year ago

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

  • w3stern acatli
    w3stern acatli Year ago

    Those are not tortas

  • mobspeak
    mobspeak Year ago


  • JosephYOv
    JosephYOv Year 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 Year ago

    💯 those are delicious looking tortas!!!

  • Pablo Noriega
    Pablo Noriega Year 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

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

  • Pat Shand
    Pat Shand Year ago

    Looks so goddamn good.

  • Metal Gear Panda
    Metal Gear Panda Year ago

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

  • Gabriela Monroy
    Gabriela Monroy Year ago

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

  • is dumb
    is dumb Year ago

    the best torta is drowned torta tbh

  • Carlos Perez
    Carlos Perez Year 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 Year ago +1

    the roasted lamb tortas sound killer!

  • Michael Carmack
    Michael Carmack Year ago

    I prefer cemitas.

  • Theo Roosevelt
    Theo Roosevelt Year ago


  • N a z a
    N a z a Year ago

    You dont need to explain why all mexicans are fat

  • bernard wallace
    bernard wallace Year 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 Year ago +1

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

  • Roberto Macias
    Roberto Macias Year ago +1

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

  • Mr Stag
    Mr Stag Year ago

    13 bucks for a sandwich tho

  • Rui Costa
    Rui Costa Year ago +1

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

  • Swango
    Swango Year 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 Year ago

    they cum inside into the bread like in south park

  • Liz Lorenzsonn
    Liz Lorenzsonn Year 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 Year ago

    Yes. All of my Yes.

  • Charles N Tonic
    Charles N Tonic Year ago

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

  • Raphaga Floresol
    Raphaga Floresol Year ago

    Chihuahua tortas!!

  • Dositeo Escobar
    Dositeo Escobar Year ago

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

  • D Adams
    D Adams Year ago

    I want to fuck these tortas

  • Evren
    Evren Year ago

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

  • Talok85
    Talok85 Year ago

    Omg those look so good!

  • ValMil
    ValMil Year ago

    that looked so fucking good

  • Patch Jeffa
    Patch Jeffa Year ago

    Holy shit this looks good

  • Pewdiepie's Hot Dog Boss

    have Gordon Ramsay on the show pls

  • Sara Cornejo
    Sara Cornejo Year ago

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

  • Kazuking
    Kazuking Year ago

    Nothing competes with Bahn Mihn

  • J Louis
    J Louis Year ago

    Tortas are next up

  • Thor B.
    Thor B. Year ago

    me gusta

  • Issachar
    Issachar Year ago

    omg that lamb looks so bomb

  • Spencer
    Spencer Year ago

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

  • abdullie
    abdullie Year ago

    Big ICY Nigga

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Panda Frog
    Panda Frog Year ago

    f*ck that made me hungry🤤

  • Kris Insy
    Kris Insy Year ago

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

  • Bruce Calder
    Bruce Calder Year ago

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

  • mountnman100
    mountnman100 Year ago

    ¡Me gusta las tortas!

  • Fernando Cárdenas Segura

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

  • Joseph Valdivia
    Joseph Valdivia Year ago +2

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

  • david dorris
    david dorris Year ago


  • Nach gonzo
    Nach gonzo Year ago +1


  • CHEKO 1
    CHEKO 1 Year ago +1

    Simple and delicious

  • Koop
    Koop Year ago

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

  • Alan González
    Alan González Year ago

    Ahuevo viva México cabrones

  • Angel Vizuet
    Angel Vizuet Year 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 Year ago

    Fuck, I wish I lived in New York

  • The Code Provider
    The Code Provider Year ago +28

    finally tortas get some love.

    • Gio *
      Gio * Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Reyna Estes
    Reyna Estes Year ago

    Still waiting