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Wednesday, 01 April 2009



That tortilla for the quesadilla looks delicious, as do both the tortas. Thanks for the review.


Wow, the tortas look great. Thanks for the review. And its right in my neighborhood. YAY!


Holy moley Cemitas! With papalo, pata and chipotle. This is rare!!! Great Find!


Oh my! Zucchini blossom? I'm THERE! Thank you so much for this review!


looks and sounds like you found a great place :)


It's cool that they are doing huaraches - I don't think I've seen them on a menu here before. Do they fill them with a thin layer of beans? I'm not sure if that is always standard or not, but that's how the ones I've had in D.F. have been done.


Hi Lynnea - Give this place a try when you're in the area...the folks running the place are very nice.

Hi Stephen - It's time to run over and check them out.

Hi Alex - LOL! I don't know about the "find" part...with the banners and flags, it's more like the place found me. Check them out and let me know what you think.

Hi R - I hope you enjoy the place.

Hi Kat - It's a nice place for a light bite.

Hi Mike - Ranas and El Comal do Huaraches. And yes, they always start with that thin smear of beans.

Faine G

Mmm...can't say I've ever seen a zucchini blossom quesadilla before! I'll have to keep an eye out. I'm a big fan of blossoms - be they squash or zucchini - in all incarnations...


Hi Faine - Just think if they put this on a banana leaf! ;o)

Masa Assassin

Great post Kirk ! My wife was dying to try this place when we passed by (that day we went to Safari Grill). The tortas sound great, the Cemitas does not look like the Cemitas I've had in the past.

I cant wait to try this place.


huuu, a taco sub is torta...maybe, but i think mexican stuffings go best with warm soft corn tortillas


Hi MA - If I recall, my only other Cemita was on a sesame seed egg roll.....

Hi Bo - They also make tacos here....cabeza, etc....

ed (from Yuma)

Looks great. Thanks for sharing.


Kirk -
I went today for lunch and got a cemita to go. The Cemita de Pata was Fantastic. The roll was fresh - well toasted, almost nutty and the pata clearly homemade - not jarred. I cant believe they even have the papalo herb. Mexican regional cusine scene in San Diego is getter better with this Pueblan addition. Gonna try their weekend Mole de Panza next...
Thanks for the lead again.
PS the salsa verde here is stellar


Hi Ed - Thanks!

Hi Alex - I don't know if the owners are from Puebla, so maybe you can confirm. I can say that I really enjoy the fact that they care about what they serve....I guess the point I was trying to make was, this isn't typical Taco Shop quantity over quality fare. Glad you got to try the salsa know, other than the chili paste which the Owner gave me, I haven't hit that salsa bar so I'll make sure to try it next time.


Hi Kirk, I have driven by this place a few times and now after your review I have a reason to stop in and try it. Love a place that sets itself apart from the run of the mill eateries.

Christine D.

I recently took one of those silly quizzes online about "Which California city should you live in?" and I got San Diego! haha. After seeing those tortas and quesadillas, I'd have to agree wholeheartedly!


Hi Michael - I hope you enjoy the food.

Hi Christine - Well come on down!


I just wanted to tell you that I finally made it to this place thanks to your review, and I ended up eating there TWICE in 1 day! I went for lunch and then had to go back again for dinner. The Zucchini Flower Quesadilla is one of the most marvelous pieces of food I have ever eaten and the handmade tortilla makes it worth about 10x the cost in my eyes. Wow! Thank you SO much for introducing me to this place. Oh, and if you ever go back, you must try the Cubana Torta. YUM.


Hi R - I'm glad you enjoyed The Torta Factory, and thanks for letting me know! I'll try that Cubano the next time I'm there.

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