by Steven Doyle
We have discussed Tortas Insurgentes before, it is a little Mexican restaurant with the Mexican green VW cab as its mascot located on Northwest Highway and Webbs Chapel in the shopping center anchored by WalMart. They bill themselves as a Mexico City taqueria and I find myself enamoured with this place, dining here at least once a week for breakfast.
The breakfast is cheap and hearty. I usually do not eat until much later in the evening after an early morning repast. Think scrambled egg loaded with chorizo and potatoes served with house-made corn tortillas. These corn tortillas seem to be served only with breakfast as I have been here numerous times for lunch and never see these. But have ordered breakfast for lunch and boom! there they are. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
In the world of Mexican cuisine antojitos are a delicious style of street food. The word actually means “little cravings”, and can be found in small markets everywhere in Mexico. This would include tacos, tamales, elotes, tortas and tlayudas. The latter is probably the most unusual dish found, and is made with a crunchy tortillas base spread with beans, pork lard, cheese and any number of proteins such as chicken, or even crispy crickets (chapulines).
Anything hand held would definitely qualify as an antojito.
This week we checked into a “tortaria” in Dallas called Tortas Guerrero, which is located in the shopping center at Webb Chapel and Webb Chapel Extension, very near Love Field Airport. Here we found plenty of tortas which are enormous sandwiches made with a crusty white bread bun called bolillo.
The bread has a distinctive crescent shape and is often over stuffed with a myriad of ingredients, some that you might find in your typical taco, but also more traditional sandwich fillings such as ham. Continue reading