Thursday, May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024
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Mini-Review: Tortas La Hechizera in Dallas


DSCN4070I hit Tortas La Hechizera on Maple for a late lunch (2:30 p.m.) and the place was packed. There was not an empty chair in the house so I ordered my torta poblano to go. (Note to self: wait for an open table.) By the time I got to my house, the bread was so soggy I had to eat the torta with a fork-a. As you can see from the picture, it’s not a pretty concoction but even cold and sodden this torta always makes me happy.

DSCN4071The two huge slices of Mexican bread are filled with fistfuls of sliced avocados, chopped and griddled poblano peppers and white onion, melted white cheese, crema, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce. For a little torta joint, this place offers a zillion options: too many tortas to name (Cubana is probably the most familiar to you), quesadillas (deep-fried), enchiladas mole, and tostadas. They also carry a large selection of bottled Mexican soft drinks and candies. The price of the torta poblano is $6.69 but one is enough for two people. Unless one of those people is me. I am looking down at my stomach right now and it looks like I am, once again, pregnant with a food baby.