What We’re Eating: Taco Loco Pollo Torta

By: Ben Kessler, posted Jul 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

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What We’re Eating takes a quick look at sandwiches the Unbreaded team can’t get enough of.

The average person might take one look at Taco Loco and keep walking. We don’t blame them – the RV which is situated on Washington Avenue at the edge of Jefferson Square Park is very unassuming. However, after a peek at the giant handwritten menu and the smell of the wafting Mexican flavors hits your nostrils, you realize something special lies within.

At closer inspection, the menu consists solely of tortas and tacos in many varieties including chicken, roast pork, chorizo, tongue and tripe. The pollo torta is prepared fresh and hot in minutes, and wrapped in foil feels like a miniature football or small child in your hands. The toasted bolillo roll is soft on the inside, with a slight saltiness that is inherent in many Mexican breads, with a spread of refried beans. Finely chopped chicken marinated in chili and other spices is slightly sweet with a spicy kick and topped with lettuce, tomato, chopped onions, avocado, halved jalapeño pepper and finished with a dollop of sour cream.

For me, a fat torta and ice cold Jarritos or glass bottle Coke makes for the perfect summer lunch. Have you been to Taco Loco? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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Taco Loco
4th Street and Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Google Map)

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  • ThadS

    Taco Loco is AWESOME. Their chorizo is amazing as well!

  • ChowHoundBrad

    Taco Loco is just like screwin' your friend's wife….. you loved it, you want to scream to the world how awesome it was, but you have to keep to yourself.

  • http://tlfagan.wordpress.com/ Tim

    Just had one of these a few days ago. First torta I've ever had and definitely not the last. That bolillo roll is amazing and I love the halved jalapeno. Made for a perfect hangover lunch.

  • Beto10_cs

    Quiero una torta cubana y una orden de tacos de carnitas para comer aqui!!!!!

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