Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

By Benjamin Tepler April 17, 2017 Published in the May 2017 issue of Portland Monthly

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Image: Michael Novak

In February, the city’s premier torta cart shimmied up the street into the former home of orange-hued pasta standby Tabla. Yes, there are still tortas at Güero, but now you can pair them with a sour orange–mescal margarita blended with grapefruit liqueur, served across a beautiful ambrosia maple bar plastered with hand-painted Mexican tiles. (It helps that co-owner Megan Sanchez also runs the vintage shop Menina Portland.) Another bonus: a hidden projector for Blazer games, with a Mexican street-style hamburguesa to fuel loyal fans.

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