Tortas Ahogadas El Güerito Restaurant
Francisco I. Madero No. 13
Guadalajara, Jalisco México
5 streets from Plaza de la Liberacion (Main Square)
The torta ahogada (drowned sandwich) is an iconic plato tapatío. Carnitas, which is really confit of pork, is heaped on a birrote, as the crunchy roll is called, and bathed in a piquant sauce fragrant with clove, cinnamon and cumin. More warm sauces, spicy and less so, are offered on the side. These sandwiches are a mess to eat but well worth the effort. Don Ignacio has been putting them together in this atmospheric spot since 1959 and shows no signs of slowing down.