What is a Torta?

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A torta is a broad class of Mexican sandwich that is usually offered with many different choices of filling. A torta should weigh roughly the amount of Infinite Jest (paperback is fine), and you should be completely covered in it after just a few bites.” Tortas are so huge and messy that you really shouldn’t eat them in the company of those who would be scandalized by you licking your fingers (and hands and possibly arms) while you eat.

This torta photo has chicken and beef milanesa (meat, usually beef, pounded thin, breaded, and fried), tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, jalapeno, and Oaxaca cheese. And of course there is mayo on it. In case you weren’t keeping count, that’s all of the good things stacked between two halves of a special hoagie roll that are gloriously toasted and just substantial enough to mostly hold your sandwich together until you’re almost done, but not so substantial you can’t bite through it cleanly. The meats vary from sandwich to sandwich, but the condiments pretty much stay the same. Before you eat, as if all that weren’t enough, you slather that piece of awesomeness with freshly-made chipotle salsa.

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What people say


These are some delicious huge tortas. Don't even think about getting a side. Wash it down with a Jarritos and call it a day. If you go there make sure you tell them I sent you. JK they don't even know me but it's freaking good

Señor Cruz

Second Location and it looks great! My wife and I first tried this in 3900S but were excited to see this opened at 7800S. Tortas are legit and cheese is imported from Oaxaca Mexico!

Gil Osuna

Very large and filling Mexican sandwiches (aka Tortas). Menu has good variety. My two favorites are the Cubana as it's flavorful and the Sur 39. They also have fresh fruit flavored water and delicious milkshakes!!! You got to try them;)

Susan E.

Big Tortas Sur 39

Address:  541 West 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: (385) 221 - 4878

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Big Tortas Sur 54

Address: 4153 West 5415 South
Kearns, Utah 84118
Phone: (801) 966 - 9065