Meaning of torta in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɔːtə/


  • (in Mexican cuisine) a sandwich made with a crusty bread roll, served hot or cold.

    ‘we had the steak torta and the mushroom quesadilla’
    • ‘Last time I was in, there were fully a dozen different stews on offer for filling your taco, torta, or burrito.’
    • ‘Served on excellent baguettes and flattened in a sandwich press, a hoggie is a Mexican torta with an identity crisis.’
    • ‘This central Phoenix eatery is known for fresh and delicious Mexican fare, but what good is a torta without tequila?’
    • ‘The restaurant features small plates of traditional Mexican cuisine including soft tacos, burritos and tortas.’
    • ‘The basic food - mostly tacos, with the occasional quesadilla, burrito and torta - is basically wonderful and cheap.’
    • ‘The area's taquerias and Mexican markets are flush with favorites: tacos, tortas, gorditas, tostadas - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.’
    • ‘Everything is amazing but the house tacos with pork, steak torta, and pork nopal asado literally never get old.’
    • ‘The tacos are still my fallback but recently I tried their carne asada torta and it was awesome!’
    • ‘My friend and I shared the grilled shrimp torta and grilled steak tacos.’
    • ‘We paid $19 for a chicken torta, steak burrito and a coke.’
    • ‘He ordered a steak and chorizo torta as well as the chile relleno.’


Mexican Spanish, from Spanish torta ‘pie’.