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Nicholas | | May 23, 2001 11:23 PM

Tortas are good. There are so many places/trucks that make them.

I had a great one at Tacos Alivan (sp) on Washington/ approx. San Pedro in downtown LA--torta de milanesa--tender filet with a nice crunchy crust, grilled panela, avocado, crisp lettuce, mayo, radish, pickled jalapeno-- the bolilos toasted on the inside then spread with the mayo, then the whole thing was grilled like a panini. Oh, was it good. The guy who made it used to work at King Taco just up the street. King Taco doesn't is good but doesn't make tortas--except in Pasadena--they are awful.

I ate there again and had the torta cubana and it was not to my taste--grilled sandwich loaf, grilled hot dog, very sweet pork in some kind of BBQ sauce. Who out there has some torta stories--Where, Why?