March 31, 2010

Saturday morning began early....
It started with a suprise visitor from my childhood....
and then continued with a family trip to the mountiain for a very literal treasure hunt.
(more on that later)
We could not go to the mountains without a lunch, and because the morning had been
taken up with alot of visitng, The Farmer suggested that we pick up some
TORTAS and TOSTADAS on the way.

013 a favorite place in the whole world for a
People have been known to fly their small planes....into our little town....just for a
This place is located in the "centro" which is the center of town. It is the closest thing that we have to fast food. We pull up in front of the store, and a little guy runs out to your truck to take your order. You place your order, and he runs back in and begins to make your order.
*just a side note that will not mean anything to anyone but me.....
the place next door...Mundo's....was the place my kids all recieved their first haircuts....
we went there for years and the same ladies cut The Darlings hair.
Another joy of a small town!
What is a TORTA??
It is a Bolio (bread) with a layer of,
Sliced Pork
Pickled Jalapeno
Sliced Tomato
Lots of Avocado
then the other end of the Bolil, which has mayo and mustard again.

A TOSTADA, would be all of the same ingredients,
but instead of the bolio, all of the yummy goodness would
be held together with two fried corn tortillas.

Each are hand made to order.
Because we had other family members along with us, our order was around 25
TORTAS/TOSTADS, and I will say that they had them made and out to our truck faster than
most fast food places in the U.S.

While we were waiting for our order, The Farmer suggested that I go inside and photograph the process of the TORTA/TOSTADA, being made. When I asked the owner if that would be possible, he smiled a huge smile and said with gusto, "Si!"
So I began taking pictures......
I guys were a little shy at first....but they settled in quickly. I could hear the other workers in the back laughing and teasing the guys in the front....
They all laughed.
When I asked them if they would all like their pictures taken, they lined up quickly....
and they smiled big!
(I am having pictures printed to take to them)
A trip to our area would not be complete without a TORTA/TOSTADA!
It is a taste of Mexico.....


Chris said...

This is why I love your blog!!!!! I am sure everyone from the colonies is having a torta attack!!!!

LaNae said...

Yum--once again I am hungry late late at night!

Cathy said...

I think I will sent Frank off to get a torta for us for dinner tonight! (I'm sure it is a "heart attach waiting to happen" but what a way to go!!!)

Ashley said...

Mouth. Is. Watering.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

You can't know how happy this post made me! I love the torta guys!

Trisha said...

I love tostadas as well, but we usually go to Tortas Parra. I will have to give Chumas a try!
I make them at home ocassionally but they just don't measure up. Guess cause I don't fry my pork in a big tub of lard! Do you think they are colesterol free?

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