A Sandwich a Day: Carnitas 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]

We've already professed our love for Choza's tortas, both vegetarian and not. And with the carnitas ($8.04), we found the third time's another charm.

Watching the Portuguese roll get toasted, smeared with beans, doused with guacamole, and covered in crisp, shredded iceberg was somewhat Groundhog's Day-ish this time around. But the routine preparation yielded different flavors, thanks to the addition of tender pork shoulder and a sweet and spicy tomatillo salsa. Together, the two ingredients mix for a rich, braised-pork-salad sort of sandwich: meaty and salty with the help of crumbled Oaxacan queso.

Choza Taqueria

Multiple locations in the West Village and Flatiron