Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara

Best Tortas Ahogada, August 2014

Guadalajara’s most famous export might be the torta ahogada, or drowned sandwich. This heat seeker’s dream sub comes drenched in chile de arbol salsa made with the formidable yahualica chile. The hard rolls, known as pan salado or birote, have been difficult to come by stateside, but Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara has found a reliable source, which makes all the difference. The torta ahogada here is simple: well-seasoned carnitas, salsa yahualica as hot as you can handle (ask for muy picoso), and a sturdy roll that stands up to the elements.