It's hard not to love the Mexican sandwiches we get in New York: versions overstuffed with avocado and refried beans or slender but robust meat delivery vehicles; cemitas on poofy buns or griddled tortas with crisped Portuguese rolls. To add you on your own journey to Mexican sandwich self-discovery, we've rounded up 24 of our favorites from across the city.
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Well-seasoned hanger steak is roasted and chopped into bite size pieces for the bistec. They're kept in place by a smear of beans, whose starch acts like glue and helps keep the tender chunks of steak from falling out every time you lift it to take a bite.
The Lower East Side has no shortage of booze-spongey food open late on the cheap. But some bites are better than others, worth a special trip no matter the hour. From hero sandwiches and corner slices to meatballs and steamed crab legs, here are 15 ways to eat well after after dark on the LES.
The décor theme at Taqueria Lower East Side may be '80s hair bands, but the theme for the Carnitas Torta ($6.25) is juicy, meaty fun.