A Sandwich a Day: Fresh Ham Sandwich at La Taza de Oro

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

Editor's note: 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.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

The fresh ham at Chelsea Puerto Rican lunch counter La Taza de Oro is quite a feast for six bucks: a huge pile of pork haunch, roasted, chopped, and heaped onto a long, slightly crusty white roll. Crunchy bits, fatty bits, meaty bits, and all. Of the three apparent ingredients—pig, bread, salt—it's the last that may turn off some; three glasses of water later, I still felt my tongue parched. But if you love salty meat as much as we do, this is the sandwich for you.

La Taza de Oro

96 8th Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map) 212-243-9946