A modern, surprisingly impressive taqueria with hefty tortas and vibrant fillings.
The potato and poblano torta ($8.04) from Choza Taqueria is proof once again that Mexican sandwiches can be vegetarian and delicious.
On the potato and chorizo torta ($9.04), the familiar Portuguese roll is griddled again to start things off. The high heat leaves the thin bread buttery, lightly toasted, and soft and chewy.
We've already professed our love for Choza's tortas, both vegetarian and not. And with the carnitas ($8.04), we found the third time's another charm.
2013 has been a great year for sandwiches in New York. We welcomed some new favorites with roast beef, brisket, and several kinds of pork. We uncovered some outstanding tortas in the far reaches of Brooklyn and Queens. We explored the subtleties of what makes a great chicken parm. And we said goodbye to one of the city's finest purveyors of mozzarella. Here are our favorite NYC sandwiches from 2013.