Next to chilaquiles, nothing gets us going in the morning (or cures a hangover) like this vegetarian Mexican breakfast sandwich. A fried egg with a gloriously runny yolk mingles with refried beans, red chile gravy, avocado, tomato, and Monterey Jack cheese for one of the most indulgently stimulating starts to the day we know. Put it over the top with one of our Micheladas.
What to buy: Traditional tortas are made with either crusty rolls called bolillos or softer buns called teleras, available in markets with a good selection of Latin American foods. We found that brioche or soft sandwich buns make fine substitutes.