A Sandwich A Day: Chile Relleno Torta at Tacos Morelos

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

We've already written about the tacos from Tacos Morelos, an awesome taco cart in the East Village that's little brother to a cart in Williamsburg and one in Queens, but they've got sandwiches as well. One of the selections was a chile relleno torta ($5). Overall it was a tasty sandwich--but this was a situation where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.

The torta roll was soft and fluffy, without much of a crisp; beneath the top bun was a poblano stuffed with creamy white cheese and fried with a crispy light breading. The cheese inside, though it had a nice mild flavor, didn't deliver any satisfying ooze, but the pepper had great flavor with just a little heat on the end. Underneath that was shredded lettuce, tomato, another slice of the cheese (also not melty) a thin spreading of refried beans, and the bottom bun. When dissected, the torta revealed some unmemorable components, but altogether cheese, bread, and pepper delivered a substantial, flavorful bite.

Tacos Morelos

2nd Street and Ave. A, New York, NY 10009 (map) 347-772-5216