Concepts don’t get much simpler than Tortas Wash Mobile, a sandwich window that dates to 1964 and specializes in one thing: carne asada tortas. The name comes from a nearby car wash that housed the first location. The original Tortas Wash Mobile remains; the car wash is gone. The location we visited on a culinary tour during the inaugural Baja Culinary Fest adjoined the House of Sports, which is where we enjoyed the straightforward but satisfying sandwiches.
House of Sports is a sports bar with karaoke, NFL Red Zone on flat screen TVs, NFL pennants, and a poster of Michael “Sky Man” Jordan on the wall. Somehow, that nickname never stuck Stateside. We know him infinitely better as Air.
Wash Mobile’s Torta (45 pesos ~ $3.50) arrived on toasty house made ciabatta with sliced tomatoes, mayo, sliced, pickled onions, and crusty bits of grilled carne asada. This was a good, balanced sandwich, and it was the right size, meaning not a behemoth.