I stopped by a new tortas chilangas place on Cesar Chavez and Townsend in front of a coin op in East LA.
I think it’s associated with this instagram but a little hard to tell since the account is new and there isn’t really information besides the location.
At first I thought they didn’t have a cubana but it’s on the menu that forms the back of the tent.
They have slightly different options/names from what I’ve seen elsewhere but I tried the Rusa and the Cubana which has ALL the ingredients as advertised. Rusa was $10 and the Cubana was $15 and it may actually be 1.5x the mass.
It’s hard to give a good idea of the heft of these things even if you’ve had one before. They span the full diameter of a dinner plate and are taller than a rocks glass.
To be honest, the cubana’s not my favorite type of torta chilanga but it’s definitely worth trying here. Both times I went it was cooked to order (as you’d expect) and I was out of there in about 15 minutes or less. I’m leaning towards the Texana for next round.