What is a torta? In my opinion, it’s basically like a Mexican burger, taco fillings inside a bun.
Mosey on down to south Orange Blossom Trail if you dare, (it’s in a shady bit of town but don’t mind the locale, its all about the food!), and check out Tortas El Rey. The King of Tortas Sandwiches.
Housed in an old Checker’s, Tortas El Rey is a Mexican fast food place just north of the Florida Mall here in sunny Orlando, FL. You can walk up to the check in or order at the drive thru and eat outside in one of their shaded tables. Best of all its open 24 hours.
I ordered the beef (carne asada 4.80) torta and a pork taco.
The beef torta was stuffed with beef, lettuce, tomatos, and a mayo sauce. The buns were okay, though I wish the torta was more flavorful and more fresh.
The taco was amazingly cheap for around 50 cents a taco, but of course it was not as meaty.
Overall, if you don’t mind the slightly dirty feeling of eating along OBT, Tortas El Rey is not too shabby. This place is definitely for the adventurous ones out there, though the food itself is not all that “exotic” (though they do have lengua – beef tongue tacos).
I continue my search for amazing Mexican food in Orlando…