Joy and I stumbled upon this hole-in-the-wall, actually a diner-in-a-corridor, on our route walking through downtown San Luis Potosí. She was in a shoe store and I told her I would wait outside, only to walk down this sidewalk and see this nostalgic-esque bar counter diner. The diner looks like it has weathered some years but many people were sitting down to eat.
I don’t remember the name of it, but I will edit this post when I get the name.
Names don’t mean much to these little gold mines. You can’t really google to find these places. You have to just venture out and try. Most places serve mainly meat and with us being vegetarians, we would just pass them by.
But I was in the mood for a torta. A torta is a sandwich typically made from a baguette-style bread. They toast the bread and add meat, vegetables, etc. We were able to have them make us an egg torta (torta de huevo) with tomato, onions, cheese, avocado, jalapeños, and a little mayo.
It was my first torta and it was delicious.
They have fresh juices and we had agua de guayaba (guava), which is guayaba of course, but mixed with water. They slice off the ends and put it in a blender and then strain the seeds out. It was very refreshing.
We paid just under $5 USD (less then $83 pesos) for two tortas and two agua de guayabas. It was a great find and we will be back!