Reviews

5/5

Today I finally made it for a torta at Tortugas.  Being from Mexico City and having tried many torta places I can tell you that this place did not disappoint.  I had the Torta Cubana and it was delicious.  The bread was fleshly baked and all the ingredients tasted good.  I would definitely come back for a different torta.

5/5

This place has blown me away, enough that I have come to eat here two days in a row!

Both times the customer service and the food was amazing. The first day I got the Cubana and the second day I got the Bistek and they were both amazing!

Desiree was very helpful and gave me some great recommendations, will be coming back when I’m in the area.

5/5

The Gods must have been listening to the prayers that emanate deep from within the echoes of my tummy’s soul.  Straight out of a cinematic plot line involving myself as a naive protagonist facing off with the villainous King Taco lunch line.  Surrounded by this army of the dead, the Tortugas A-Frame display, illuminated the environment like one of Danaerys Targaryan’s dragons.  Torta specials and prices gleamed like sun kissed scales and presence.

I literally jumped out of the way of King Taco, and went straight to this culinary refuge known as Tortugas.

These tortas were sooooooooo good.  And I’m so excited that there are 16 different options to choose from.  I was with a co-worker and we ordered the Adobada and one of the Milanesa’s.  i don’t remember.  But it was amazing!  We split the Tortas, and I wished I had more space in my tummy to try more.  The bread was perfectly toasted and yet soft, the sauces were packed with flavor.  The moment I bit into the torta, I visually imagined an episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, where the owner kind of walks through how he makes the sauce for Guy Fieri.  Where the Tortugas owner is like, I throw in this bomb ass ingredient, and then simmer it for 7 weeks to lock in the flavor.  and then I do this thing to it for 7 months to unlock even more flavor…and so forth and so forth.  and then boom I make that Guy Fieri ohhhhh face after I take that first bite.  And that’s just the sauce!  I didn’t even talk about those thick slices of pork shoulder, the slices of queso fresco!  My fave.  Onions, Pickled Jalapenos, Avocado, Chipotle Mayo….writing this review is making me hungry.  I want to jump on the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line and take a two hour trek over to Pasadena just for a chance to taste this yummy goodness again.

On second thought.

I’m jumping into an Uber now.

5/5

Small and easy to get to and enjoy really great food.   A great find for my when I did the Taste of Pasadena.  Go try them you will not be disappointed.

5/5

This is hands down the best tortas I have ever had  the staff is very friendly great service very clean very well organized. Kevin the manager, was very helpful and respectful to my friends that I brought with me very talented young man. Overall I give this wonderful place 5 stars. This is an ordinary experience and I will recommend this place to all of my family and friends. Did I mention the homemade chips? The chips were fantastic and out of this world as well as the tortas. I wish my stomach was bigger so I can get everything on The menu I would definitely come back here at least once a week.

5/5

WOW!!!! Words can not describe how great of a restaurant this is the tortas and homemade chips are to die for. I loved how the Manager, Kevin greeted me when I walked in.

5/5

Amazing food. The Cubana is incredible. Really friendly service. Normally there’s no line at all, but not the speediest service.

5/5

Great fresh food. Went there because of the yelp reviews. 5 stars food was yummy, place was clean and the staff was very friendly and super helpful. Would go back

5/5

My new “go to” lunch place!
Excellent tortas, and the chimichangas  were so gooooood I actually dreamed about having them again.
I am officially making this my comfort food, satisfying and cheap lunch spot.

5/5

This is the go to lunch spot for Pasadena. The worker –
Desiree was so nice to us and had a great attitude. The restaurant is cool and clean, the food comes out quickly as well. I cannot recommend this place enough.