Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito

Service: Very basic, but speedy and nice.

Booze: N/A. Bottles of Mexican coke or Jarritos (tropical fruit sodas.)

Food:

#18 Spain | smoked pork, pineapple & mozzarella $ 5.50

#23 Cubana | smoked pork, breaded steak, ham, turkey, mexican sausage, hotdog, egg, queso blanco, american cheese, mozzarella & pineapple

Tres Leches | with peaches and butter creme icing $ 3

Tortas Guicho brings authentic, gourmet, made-from-scratch tortas, tacos and quesadillas from Mexico City to downtown Indianapolis. All tortas are dressed with fresh avocado, tomato, mayonnaise, and served with homemade pickled jalapeños, salsa verda and habanero.

Generous portions of meat and cheese inside a pillowy-fresh and buttery, oversized croissant-like bun made for a delightful sandwich experience. I ordered the #18 Spain for its simplicity. The smokiness of the pig really stood out among the delicate flavors of mozzarella, avocado and tomato, with bursts of sweet, juicy pineapple. The only thing missing was a bit of crisp lettuce, but I loved the finishing touch of three simple cucumbers to refresh my pallet after consuming the fiery salsas. Just the opposite of #18, the Cubana contained practically every ingredient available; however, the different meats were able to stand out in every bite, providing a more complex flavor depth. I was skeptical about the hot dog, but it was one of those really good and smokey hot dogs that I like to eat when I’m craving a hot dog… hot dog. Too much for me, but Jay really enjoyed both of his. Rich and creamy, the tres leches cake was a perfect successor to the meal. It was more dense than any I’ve had before, with a thick coating of butter creme icing and a layer of peaches inside— I’m guessing more authentic to the Mexican style?

Kudos: If you can eat three Cubanas in thirty minutes, you win $100 cash money and everyone’s food for free. (Lose, pay double.) Jay ate two as a test run, without hesitation… we’ll be back to tackle three. And vegetarians, don’t fret: there are tasty options for you, too.

Overall: This place is very affordable and great tasting with an airy, casual atmosphere. The only down point was parking and the construction along Virginia Avenue, which is out of the restaurant’s control. Jay even went so far as to give me a +1pt for finding a great place he had never heard of! Woohoo! Needless to say, we’ll be back.

tortasguicho.com
641 Virginia Ave Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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