Here's something truly shocking. In Southern California at least, McDonald's has started marketing some sandwiches geared towards the Mexican population, and shockingly enough, the new beef torta sandwich is pretty good -- really the only good thing McDonald's has created since its french fries. The following characterstics are somewhat surprising:
i) The bun looks and tastes as if it were made in an actual bakery.
ii) The beef actually has flavor and is really quite spicy.
iii) Overall, it tastes like something a Mexican person would make.
The guacamole and the fast food tomato are disappointing, but given the general forward nature of the flavor, it isn't very noticable. Incidentally, I tried it at the branch on Sunset and Highland.