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Best Torta Houston 2009 - Mexico's Deli Tortas & Tacos

Mexico\'s Deli Tortas & Tacos

Mexico's Deli Tortas & Tacos

2374 Dairy Ashford Rd.

Houston, TX 77077


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Readers' Choice: El Rey Taqueria

Tortas are hot, and Mexico's Deli on Dairy Ashford has the best tortas in Houston. That's because the proprietor once owned a popular chain of torta stands in Mexico City — he relocated to Houston when the peso bit the dust. Mexico's Deli offers more than 20 variations on the Mexican sandwich, plus some blackboard specials. The torta lomito Argentino, a steak and egg sandwich, is among the best. It features a thin slice of beef tenderloin, a fried egg, a thin slice of ham, mozzarella, avocado and tomato, all on a huge bun spread with refried black beans. The torta al pastor is made with marinated pork and bits of pineapple carved from a trompo (a cone of meat on a vertical roaster) on display beside the grill. Don't miss the flan for dessert — it's made with a pecan praline in the baking cup underneath the custard, for a simple but delicious twist on the old favorite.

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This is a hole-in-the-wall that you have to keep your eyes opened for just north of Westheimer on Dairy Ashford. Per your recommendation, I went there yesterday. It is delicioso. I had the tacos al pastor and they beat my old fav, Ruchi's (sorry). My friend had a chicken torta with chipotle sauce. He liked it. You did a good job on recommending this one. I am going to go there regularly and I wouldn't have found it without you.