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Las Tortas Mexican Gourmet Sandwiches

3353 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V5Z2W6
Tel: (604) 569-1402 Order Online
Neighbourhood: South Cambie

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Tasty torta
By thecritic of Vancouver (376 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

I spotted this place while driving by on Cambie so I did a quick turnaround to check it out. I don't think I have had a torta since Duffin's on Main and 33rd which has been shut down for a while.

I order the slow roasted chicken which was pretty good but a little bland. Took a little while to be made which I didn't mind. It was a little expensive for what it was but I might return when I am in the mood for a torta. I would definitely try one of the other tortas though as the chicken was by no means exploding with flavour.

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Great Sandwich
By chartwell of port moody (58 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

Tiny little plave with five tables. They make home made potato chips served with Salsa-- outstanding !! The sandwich is served with really good bread & is quite spicy but good. A sandwich, chips and drink was $ 13.50 but it was very filling. The place is spotless including the wash room

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Great Sandwiches!
By B-n-A of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 12:45am [Dine in]

I've been to this place twice so far for lunch. Table seating for max 10-12 people, but primarily a take-out restaurant. You make your order by using the supplied crayons to check mark your menu selections on a brown paper bag. You then hand this over to the cashier which they use to pack your order in.
I was new to the "Torta" but the 2 that i've tried so far were delicious! Almost like a pulled meat sandwich, lots of flavour, quite filling and lots of options.
The price seemed a little on the high side but after a sandwich and some chips, i was satisfied and full. I'll definitely visit this place again.

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Delicious!
By abarnes of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

I just finished a slow roasted pork sandwich and it was awesome. It was fairly pricy ($11 for a sandwich and a pop) but worth it in my opinion if you want to treat yourself. There was a lot of great other options which I want to try out.

The place is clean and simple and the service was very friendly. It's in a good and convenient location.

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I Wanted to Like It.
By FoodieFoodie of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 2:40pm [Dine in]

My mother and I had been wanting to visit Las Tortas for awhile as I live in the area and she had heard of it through the Latin community. We love Mexican food and Mexican sandwiches sounded fantastic! We figured we'd stop by for a quick lunch.

Unfortunately, we just had a downright bad experience. It was very disapointing as we wanted so much to like this place. To begin with we ordered our sandwiches: pulled pork with Mexican spices for me, with extra guacamole, chorizo and egg for Ma. There's a disclaimer of sorts at the top of the menu letting you know the fixings that come on your sandwich (tomato, lettuce, slaw, hot pepper, butter, mayo), and we both asked for no butter or mayo (I'm lactose intolerant). At this point we were the only people in the restaurant waiting for food, but three more tables filled up while we waited. And waited. There were three people behind the counter, one girl at the cash register and two men making the food. We could hear loud talking and laughing going on, which was actually kind of nice. Having worked in a restaurant it's good to know people are having a good time at work. When our food finally arrived (about 15 minutes), it was tepid at best!! Having supposedly just come off the grill, I was surprised, confused, and kind of annoyed. Were the sandwiches just sitting there while all the hilarity was going on? How on earth were they cold?

Anyway, ravenous at this point, we dug in. Mine had butter and mayo galore. They'd got my mom's order right though, so she kindly offered to switch with me as any kind of dairy makes me pretty violently ill. It worked out, but I had been really stoked for pulled pork dammit!! Both sandwiches lacked flavour and were honestly just bland.

I'd say if you're looking for a decent sandwich, don't go here, though I'm glad other people have had such positive experiences. For good pulled pork go to Memphis Blues or La Brasserie (their suckling pig sandwich is to die for!)

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Loved it!
By Simply Delcicious of Vancouver (downtown) (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

I had heard about this little torta house for a while and have been wanting to try for quite some time, well I'm happy to report that it fulfilled my every expectation. I love my sandwhiches / tortas and this was an overall great experience.

You submit your order by taking a crayon and checking off the menu boxes printed on brown paper bag menus. Generous sized portions and excellent flavors are filled inside these yummy tortas. I had the Mexican Club and am happy to report that it was delicious, fresh bread, lettuce, beans, turkey and jack cheese. I will definitely be back again =)

Oh yeah the bathroom was pleasantly decorated and clean too!

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Terrific Sandwiches
By sweetycakes of Vancouver, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

I love the sandwiches at Las Tortas, I have had almost everything on the menu and it is all good. Fresh veggies, yummy cheeses and meats, and nice fresh buns. Vancouver is really lacking in this kind of sandwich shop, and I find it a really refreshing addition to our local restaurants.

Favourite sandwich is the Choriqueso. Yummy fresh cut potato chips with spicy aoli. Delicious fruity drinks, and the tres leches cake is super!

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Tasty Sandwich
By eatdrinkmerry of vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

I tried Las Tortas for the first time this Saturday and I'll be back. That is saying a lot since I'm not a sandwich fan, too many university and work brown bags. Las Tortas' sandwich fillings were fresh; cabbage crisp, meats nicely spiced and the bun was crusty and fresh and did not go soggy next to the sumptuous fillings as many paninis do. The aqua fresca is a nice alternative to overly sweet juices and soft drinks and very refreshing, they brought back memories of Central American trips. The service was friendly and quick, they have set things up to help the newby make a selection and place an order easily. Even though it is geared for take out (the order form is printed on a brown paper bag), they do have seating for about a dozen patrons.

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Tasty sammy, but hard on the wallet
By muhfuhgah of Southwestern BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

Really good Tortas. I had the hawaiian and was surprised at its deliciousness, especially how they aren't afraid to throw in a couple of jalepenos. At $9/sandwich I most likely won't be going back, though, unless I'm not that hungry and I have someone with whom to split the sandwich.

The ambiance inside is terrible...even worse than a subway and the place was smoking hot from the sun/kitchen. I couldn't stand it and took my sandwich home for eating.

I'd only go again if I was in the neighbourhood and was really hungry enough to eat a $9 take out sandwich.

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