Taquerias are a dime a dozen in certain nabes, but it"s hard to find a torteria, a Mexican shop specializing in the delicious overstuffed sandwiches known as tortas. Here, owner Emma Vivar sells traditional versions layered with jalapeños, cheese and meats, like a spicy pork called carne enchilada ($5.50). You"ll also find Mexico City varieties like the Cubano ($6.50) or the over-the-top Hawaiian (with pineapple and pork, $6.50). Save room for her handmade street snacks, like the $2.50 picaditas, little masa boats slathered with cheese and beans.
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