|Menu (mid-October 2011)|
|Barrigona is one of their most popular tortas!|
|Chipotle sauce for that smoky heat!|
|Barrigona torta (Barriga Llena)|
|It would have been too messy to take out of the container to get a true cross-section shot...sorry folks|
Half the steak was tough to eat, while the other half was tender and had some flavor. The chorizo, pork, and sausage didn't bring much taste to the dance. While I enjoyed the lovely pressed bread (and the grill marks on the outside), the sandwich was near-impossible to pick up and eat. I resorted to a fork to help make a dent on this one.
I will put in a good word for the pickled jalapenos and the smoky chipotle sauce. Both condiments livened things up and made the experience more palatable.
It was a nice-sized sandwich, and for that, I can understand the $9 price tag. But as far as flavors are concerned, I thought their signature torta came up short.
As far as other menu items are concerned, I would be willing to try any of the following:
Diabla: Carne enchilada (spicy steak), pineapple, and Oaxacan cheese
Espanola: Homemade chorizo, eggs, and American cheese
Hawaiiana: Ham, pineapple, and Oaxacan cheese
Oaxaquena: Ham, seasoned mushrooms, and Oaxacan cheese
Barriga Llena has been around for a while, so it's clear they're doing something right in Seattle. I'm sure they have a bunch of loyal customers ready to get their torta fix each week (or multiple times a week). Unfortunately, I don't see myself as being one of those super loyal followers. 5/10