Las Tortas Mexican Gourmet Sandwiches: A Journey of Innovation, Freshness, and Quality
Mexican cuisine is always connected to tacos which have held the title of the country’s most beloved street food. However, one Vancouver chef, Moises Toyber, embarked on a journey that would revolutionize the way people perceive Mexican cuisine. Almost 15 years ago, this visionary chef, along with his wife, Sharon, founded “Las Tortas Mexican Gourmet Sandwiches” in Cambie Village.
The story of Las Tortas begins with a deep love for the owner’s native cuisine and a strong desire to showcase its diverse flavours in a unique manner. Armed with traditional recipes passed down through generations and a determination to push boundaries, the chef and his wife set out to create a haven that would captivate the palates of both locals and visitors.
Unlike traditional taquerias that dominate the streets, Las Tortas presents an innovative concept: gourmet sandwiches inspired by the rich Mexican culinary heritage.
What sets Las Tortas apart from the rest is not just their vision but the unwavering commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The chef and his team carefully source the finest produce, meats, and spices to craft each torta with maximum care and attention to detail.
At the heart of the menu are their signature tortas, each one a delightful fusion of flavours celebrating Mexico’s regional tastes:
- Al Pastor: A tantalizing combination of marinated sliced pork and pineapple that pays homage to the vibrant flavours of Mexico City. The harmony between the tender pork and the tangy-sweet burst of pineapple creates a symphony of flavours.
- Pollo Loco: This torta features juicy chicken, poblano pepper, and cheese that brings a comforting creaminess tying everything together: inspired by the traditional cuisine of Puebla.
- Pepito Filete Torta: For meat lovers, this torta is a true delight, featuring tender beef fillet paired with creamy avocado and a fresh leaf of lettuce.
Complementing their selection of gourmet sandwiches is a range of other delectable offerings, such as the savory Grilled Chicken Burrito.
No Mexican experience is complete without a refreshing drink to accompany the flavoursome fare. Las Tortas offers an array of authentic beverages, with the delightful Horchata, a Mexican rice drink with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar. Smooth and comforting, perfect for a sweet indulgence on hot days or with a Mexican meal. Las Tortas flourishes as a beloved destination for both locals and international food enthusiasts.