A Sandwich a Day: Chorizo and Potato Torta at Choza
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.
We knew we'd revisit Choza after one bite of their potato and poblano torta. It was our introduction to the Mexican spot's tortas and one that left us craving more.
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. It's the perfect companion for the starchy black beans, creamy guacamole, and spicy chipotle mayo that give the sandwich its deeply satisfying richness.
The combination of meat and potatoes is more than practical in this case. Diced potatoes are sponges that soak up the salty, smoky juices that render from the fatty chorizo as it cooks. And the potatoes aren't overcooked, so their firm center gives the sandwich a bit of texture. A sprinkling of grated Oaxaca cheese tops everything off before the other half of the roll is placed on what is one of the better tortas we've had of late.