El Recreo

Over 50 years ago, Paulino García, a Mexico City barber, decided to swap the scissors for a spatula and try out a big business, not only in terms of the success it would have, but also with respect to its portions. His small torta weighs 500 grams, the medium torta is more than a kilo, and the jumbo torta is about five kilos. Made with oven baked ham with chipotle sauce that cooks for twelve hours, each torta is accompanied by at least 13 ingredients: cheese, onion, avocado, oregano, smoked chipotle, olive oil, beans, nuts, among others. The tortería's challenge to diners still stands: if you finish the jumbo torta during opening hours, it's free.


Gigantic oven-baked ham sandwiches made from a secret recipe


Avenida del Recreo 150, Barrio de Zapotla, Iztacalco

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 01:00


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Baked ham torta, strawberry agua fresca

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  • Open Spaces

Outdoor seating: two tables outside

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