Taquerias are a dime a dozen in certain nabes, but it’s hard to find a torteria, a Mexican shop specializing in the delicious overstuffed sandwiches known as tortas. Here, owner Emma Vivar sells traditional versions layered with jalapeños, cheese and meats, like a spicy pork called carne enchilada ($5.50). You’ll also find Mexico City varieties like the Cubano ($6.50) or the over-the-top Hawaiian (with pineapple and pork, $6.50). Save room for her handmade street snacks, like the $2.50 picaditas, little masa boats slathered with cheese and beans.
Torteria Del Valle
|Venue name:||Torteria Del Valle|
727 Coney Island Ave
|Cross street:||between Ave C and Cortelyou Rd|
|Opening hours:||Daily 8:30am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: Q to Cortelyou Rd; B, Q Newkirk Ave|