A Sandwich a Day: Potato and Poblano Torta at Choza Taqueria

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.


[Photograph: Craig Cavallo]

The potato and poblano torta ($8.04) from Choza Taqueria is proof once again that Mexican sandwiches can be vegetarian and delicious. Tender chunks of roasted potatoes are meaty in their own right, and the slightly smoky, somewhat spicy poblano peppers they're cooked with keep them from feeling too starchy.

There's more smoke and spice in the chipotle mayo and the mild, guajillo salsa. But the layers don't end there. Refried beans and guacamole are creamy and rich, ample enough to be more than just a condiment. A traditional Portuguese roll keeps everything together, and it's extra thin, so there's no worry about too much starch. The only thing in excess here is flavor.

Choza Taqueria

Multiple locations in the West Village and Flatiron