Old Town Tortilla Factory

Old Town Tortilla Factory

Isn’t this restaurant cute?! My family and I have been here before so I knew what I was getting myself into, and it is definitely worth reviewing. It’s hands down the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to – not only because the food is wonderful in taste, but also because the portion sizes are right and you never leave feeling stuffed and overloaded with sodium – a rarity in restaurant land these days!

My family started off by sharing an order of the chorizo fundido – a cheesy dip served with tortilla chips. The dip itself is made with cheese (obviously), grilled onions, spicy peppers and chorizo. The reason I think it’s so delicious is because it’s NOT the gooey cheese you get in some restaurants that feels like you’re literally eating a glob of ooze. Instead, it’s nice and thin – almost milky in texture – so you are able to enjoy more of it without feeling like it’s going to curdle in your stomach (one of my cheesy vices that I try to avoid as much as possible). This plate was licked clean by the four of us – minus the part where we actually licked the plate (although I think if we were at home, I would have)!

For my entree, I went with the Pollo Margarita. It’s served with four small pieces of chicken that are hollowed out and stuffed with green and red peppers, onions and cheese. The chicken is served on a bed of mixed vegetablessquash, carrots, onions and peppers – mixed with a cream sauce. The brown cake in the middle is actually fried potato – and I wasn’t really a fan. Not just because it was fried – it also had a funky taste going on and I figured I had plenty of other things on my plate to enjoy! Overall, I give this dish an A+ for taste, quality and portion size. It was the perfect amount of food!

But of course, it wouldn’t be called the TORTILLA Factory if there weren’t tortillas, right? There is a woman who stands near the front of the restaurant and makes various kinds of tortillas from scratch that you can smell as you’re walking in the door – heavenly. The version we were given during this visit were potato tortillas – and they were awesome.

These tortillas were incredibly doughy and warm. You could taste the potato flavor in each bite and the soft texture is unmatched. I had 1.5 of these delicious goodies because if you know me, you know how much I love my bread and carbohydrates :) It always has a way of making me weak in the knees – in a good way, of course!

Overall, my experience at Old Town Tortilla Factory was just about perfect. The food and atmosphere are out of this world, and it helped that the company wasn’t too bad, either šŸ˜‰

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1 Gaby March 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Dear Bender, your review of Old Town Tortilla Factory was great. I like how you described the smell of the potato tortilla and you also gave details about the way the chorizo fundido was like. Your Pollo Margarita looked amazing too! I enjoyed reading this review and would love to read more restaurant reviews. This site was such a pleasure to visit. Well presented, clean, clear and beautiful photos. I shall be returning for another delicious bite. Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Gaby
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