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Michelle's Café

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Michelle’s Café

1832 Eastern Ave., (410) 522-0554, michellescafebaltimore.com

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Though Michelle’s is better known for tamales—it got a decent rating in our tamale-testing feature (“¡Tamales Para Todos!”, Feature, March 4, 2009)—we crave the torta sandwiches. Admittedly, a true torta is made on the grill, but Michelle’s delicious telera bread is heated in a convection oven, which gives it a crispy texture. It’s almost as good, and for a workday lunch frankly we appreciate the reduced greasiness. And at $7.50, the overflowing sandwiches schmeared with avocado and refried beans are a bargain. We recommend any of them, but we go back for the breaded chicken breast, chorizo, or Oaxaca, the salty, white, semi-hard cheese common in Mexican cuisine. Top it with some tomato, lettuce, and pickled hot peppers, and you’ll be hooked.

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