Where do Austin Chowhounds go for the best tortas in town? I searched the board, and found a couple of mentions buried in other threads, but thought it would be best to start a new thread on its own.
Here's what I think makes a delicious torta:
1) Good bread - I like the bread fairly soft (more telera than bolillo) but toasted so the outside is crispy, even slightly burnt.
2) Good meat - I like al pastor, but my wife prefers something leaner like pechuga or pierna. In any event, it should be flavorful and not dry.
3) Good condiments/salsa - definitely lettuce, tomato, sour cream/crema and avocado. I like the option of cheese (queso fresco or similar) but can live without it. There should also be both a red and green salsa on the table to add to the sandwich.
4) Good value -- preferably less than $4 for a meal-sized sandwich.