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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  • ßildØva Dova
    ßildØva Dova 20 days ago

    Tortas are hands down the BEST thing EVER made :D

  • KuostA
    KuostA 21 day ago

    Now these actually look damn good.

  • Emiliyan Yankov
    Emiliyan Yankov 21 day ago

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

  • chuchuchuchia
    chuchuchuchia 21 day ago

    I was salivating every second of this video

  • Randy Robinson
    Randy Robinson 22 days ago

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

  • Steven Leeming
    Steven Leeming Month ago

    I thought this a how to?

  • King-Kai-Corai
    King-Kai-Corai Month ago

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

  • Kevin Moodie
    Kevin Moodie Month ago

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

  • Iron Prostate
    Iron Prostate Month 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 Month ago

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

  • AG Wreck
    AG Wreck Month 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 Month ago

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

  • choloeseguay
    choloeseguay Month ago

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

  • Leslie Franklin
    Leslie Franklin Month ago

    The tortas I normally eat have chilis too.

  • Jose Olivares
    Jose Olivares Month ago

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

  • x y
    x y Month ago

    Mexican food ranks number 1 when it comes to simplicity mixed with intensity of flavors.

  • Focus ST 91
    Focus ST 91 Month 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 Month ago

    Savage torta!!!

  • Lee Birchenough
    Lee Birchenough Month ago

    videos without sean suck

  • John Diaz
    John Diaz Month ago


  • Stu R.
    Stu R. Month 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 Month ago

    my taste buds just refuse this

  • Kevin Pinner
    Kevin Pinner Month ago

    next level native advertising. kudos to complex.

  • LongLiveVbel
    LongLiveVbel Month ago

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

  • Mike Van Der Vegt
    Mike Van Der Vegt Month ago


  • samuel ontiveros
    samuel ontiveros Month ago

    Lost me at black beans, pintos or go fuck your mother

  • LeWeirdo Gamer
    LeWeirdo Gamer Month ago +1

    Finally were appreciated xD. We make delicious tortas

  • alex grizzly
    alex grizzly Month ago

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

  • w3stern acatli
    w3stern acatli Month ago

    Those are not tortas

  • mobspeak
    mobspeak Month ago


  • JosephYOv
    JosephYOv Month ago +6

    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 Month ago

    💯 those are delicious looking tortas!!!

  • Pablo Noriega
    Pablo Noriega Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Pat Shand
    Pat Shand Month ago

    Looks so goddamn good.

  • Metal Gear Panda
    Metal Gear Panda Month ago

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

  • Gabriela Monroy
    Gabriela Monroy Month ago

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

  • is dumb
    is dumb Month ago

    the best torta is drowned torta tbh

  • Carlos Perez
    Carlos Perez Month 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 Month ago +1

    the roasted lamb tortas sound killer!

  • Michael Carmack
    Michael Carmack Month ago

    I prefer cemitas.

  • Theo Roosevelt
    Theo Roosevelt Month ago


  • andree1991
    andree1991 Month ago +1

    >Putting a tostada inside a torta
    Get the fuck out of here you hipster

  • My lol videos
    My lol videos Month ago

    You dont need to explain why all mexicans are fat

  • bernard wallace
    bernard wallace Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • Roberto Macias
    Roberto Macias Month ago +1

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

  • Mr Stag
    Mr Stag Month ago

    13 bucks for a sandwich tho

  • Rui Costa
    Rui Costa Month ago +1

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

  • Swango
    Swango Month 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 Month ago

    they cum inside into the bread like in south park

  • Liz Lorenzsonn
    Liz Lorenzsonn Month 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 Month ago

    Yes. All of my Yes.

  • Privileged White Male

    I used to get them from trucks. You find a good clean taco or sandwich truck, they’re amazing. You can have it simply, or hearty.

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  • Charles N Tonic
    Charles N Tonic Month ago

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

  • Raphaga Floresol
    Raphaga Floresol Month ago

    Chihuahua tortas!!

  • El Papa
    El Papa Month ago

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

  • D Adams
    D Adams Month ago

    I want to fuck these tortas

  • Evren
    Evren Month ago

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

  • Talok85
    Talok85 Month ago

    Omg those look so good!

  • ValMil
    ValMil Month ago

    that looked so fucking good

  • Patch Jeffa
    Patch Jeffa Month ago

    Holy shit this looks good

  • Pewdiepie's Hot Dog Boss

    have Gordon Ramsay on the show pls

  • Sara Cornejo
    Sara Cornejo Month ago

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

  • kazukikid
    kazukikid Month ago

    Nothing competes with Bahn Mihn

  • J Louis
    J Louis Month ago

    Tortas are next up

  • Thor B.
    Thor B. Month ago

    me gusta

  • COKER 89030
    COKER 89030 Month ago

    Ooh no! The rest of the world is aware of our discovery in sanwhiches. Fusing the hamburger and a Subway ..please amigos don't tell the most important secret of the name origin 😐😐😐👀✌

  • Issachar
    Issachar Month ago

    omg that lamb looks so bomb

  • Spencer Ditta
    Spencer Ditta Month ago

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

  • Icy Hot
    Icy Hot Month ago

    Big ICY Nigga

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Panda Frog
    Panda Frog Month ago

    f*ck that made me hungry🤤

  • Kris Insy
    Kris Insy Month ago

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

  • Bruce Calder
    Bruce Calder Month ago

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

  • mountnman100
    mountnman100 Month ago

    ¡Me gusta las tortas!

  • Fernando Cárdenas Segura

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

  • Joseph Valdivia
    Joseph Valdivia Month ago +2

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

  • david dorris
    david dorris Month ago


  • Nach gonzo
    Nach gonzo Month ago +1


  • Sergio Olivares
    Sergio Olivares Month ago +1

    Simple and delicious

  • Koopsy
    Koopsy Month ago

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

  • Aboxhead69
    Aboxhead69 Month ago

    Ahuevo viva México cabrones

  • Angel Vizuet
    Angel Vizuet Month 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 Month ago

    Fuck, I wish I lived in New York

  • Code Provider
    Code Provider Month ago +22

    finally tortas get some love.

    • Gio *
      Gio * 29 days 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 Month ago

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

  • Reyna Estes
    Reyna Estes Month ago

    Still waiting

  • Exile
    Exile Month ago

    Those beans look like shit

  • Ryan Pharr
    Ryan Pharr Month ago

    Looks too fancy for me, but still amazing.

  • kopec82
    kopec82 Month ago

    This looks wonderful! I want

  • Arturo Orellana
    Arturo Orellana Month ago

    Lol It's just tortas not Mexican tortas

  • Matt Boselli
    Matt Boselli Month ago +1

    Looks delicious

  • FN- 2187
    FN- 2187 Month ago

    Trump doesn't like tortas. Wonder why?

  • LoS-_-
    LoS-_- Month ago +2

    I hate when people take a street food and try to change it to a “gourmet” type food. 😠

  • Ragzignal
    Ragzignal Month ago +1

    Mouth watering. Yum!

  • Chewy Puppies
    Chewy Puppies Month ago

    Fuck. No.

  • jon devieon
    jon devieon Month ago

    Hamon y Queso con Huevito por favor.