I stopped by on a Saturday. I quickly saw that this was a family business, perhaps a mother-son business or equivalent. The boy taking my order was very respectful, and I could see he has a great work ethic. The world needs more people like him.
I initially wanted to try the panuchos ($1.50 each), but the fryer wasn't working. As a backup, I got the Cochinita Pibil Torta ($5). Basically, a slow-roasted shredded pork sandwich where the pork marinates in citrus juice and annatto seed. A healthy amount of pork is placed in a roll, with pink (pickled?) onions added. I loved the flavors that pork had. Very tender and delicious.
|Cochinita Pibil Torta with Habanero Sauce|
I didn't ask where they got their rolls from, but that too was amazing. A crunchy exterior and a soft interior.
The torta came with some homemade habanero sauce. Yup, complete with actual habaneros still in there. I'm sure a shred of the pepper left spice burns on the panda's face. Battle scars are awesome.
Sure, there's a zillion Mexican carts in Portland. Not all of them serve panuchos and tortas like these. Give them a try! 8.75/10