In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Down in the South Bronx, quality neighborhood Dominican and Puerto Rican joints are a dime-a-dozen; taquerias are less common, but becoming increasingly so. In Hunt's Point, there's Real Azteca, its colorful room a pleasant escape from the drab streets outside. While the tacos, served on homemade tortillas, are excellent, their plus-sized tortas ($6-7) are equally worth a visit.
Case in point, the egg and chorizo: bright red, uneven pieces of sausage (if only they had a little more kick) cooked into the mellow fried eggs, creaminess upped by the avocado. The bits of tomato and iceberg lettuce are a little bland, operating more like filler, but then, it doesn't much matter. With only a prick of heat, the scattered strips of pickled jalapenos and lathered on queso fresco play into the dynamic just right. Fresh and toasted, the bread is deceptively good--especially after soaking up some sauce.
1013 East 163rd Streeet, The Bronx NY 10459 (map) 718-860-1566