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Tortas Neza

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Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11368 40.751587 -73.855837
at 111th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-666-1517 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Hours

Daily, 1pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 111th St.

Prices

$2-$8

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The domain of a Mexico City cook, Tortas Neza serves equal parts sandwich and sport out of a truck in Corona, Queens. On a good day, fútbol will play on a widescreen TV propped up against the window, an invitation for customers to enjoy their street food standing up. The truck’s owner, known to locals by the name “Tortas,” got his start selling the staple sandwich of Mexican cuisine out of backpack in nearby Flushing Meadows. His title is well-deserved. Each of the nineteen tortas on his menu is assembled to a chef’s standard, for a construction worker’s appetite, and with a soccer fan’s enthusiasm—in fact, every sandwich is named after a different Mexican soccer club. The Torta Pumas, a family affair of meats, cheese and vegetables on an oversize bun, tends to stop the show, but almost every other sandwich is just as tasty, if not quite as incapacitated. For less voracious diners, the taco selection is just as diverse and well prepared, including some of the best carnitas and carne enchiladas in the city. Other snacks and small plates, including quesadillas, gorditas, and a host of dishes that are almost never ordered, are available to match any rate of hunger, but arrive with an empty stomach. One torta will be more than enough.

Recommended Dishes

Tortas Pumas, $14; Tortas Monarcas, $8; Tortas Chivas, $7; Tinga Quesadilla, $4; Carnitas Taco, $2.50

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