Cook's Tortas

Mexican Restaurant and Sandwich Place
1944 S Atlantic Blvd (at Brightwood St.), Monterey Park, CA 91754, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.9/10

Based on 114 votes

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  • The Fluff Ice™ Truck

    Every sandwich we tried here has been great. Personal favorite: Salmon + Cream Cheese with capers. Yum! The Carne Asada is also very popular. Make sure you get the Red Fries as your side too!

    The Fluff Ice™ Truck · November 26, 2011
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  • @cfnoble

    Try #5 the Carne Asada or #61 the Zatecas (w dried Chorizo)

    @cfnoble · December 19, 2009
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  • Rosita Z.

    Try the lengua (#69) sounds scary but oh so good!

    Rosita Zhao · June 9, 2010
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  • Reyna

    I highly suggest the Chicken Basil torta, with a Cucumber-Lime drink :]

    Reyna · December 12, 2010
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  • Elizabeth

    The address says Montebello, but it's in Monterey Park. Get the frescas (mint watermelon!) and the yummy sandwiches (I had La Diabla - Jalapeno AND Habanero!)

    Elizabeth · December 22, 2009
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  • Sarah A.

    Molcajete is the way!

    Sarah Alikhan · August 19, 2011
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  • Michael B.

    Everything is exceptionally good here. If you like a blast of flavor get the Ranchito! Amazing stuff.

    Michael Bandy · July 18, 2010
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  • Mario L.

    More expensive than a regular torta but quality of ingredients justifies the price.

    Mario Lopez · September 7, 2014
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  • Alyssa

    Bomb tortas...

    Alyssa · June 3, 2012
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  • Caryn L.

    Salmon torta is ridiculously delish! Not your typical torta, but worth a try!

    Caryn L · March 29, 2012
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  • Karysma7 C.

    I've never had anything here that wasn't delicious.

    Karysma7 Chen · June 24, 2011
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  • Lori N.

    Carne Asada Torta with a LARGE order of red fries!! Trust me you will not regret it!!

    Lori N · September 15, 2010
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  • Jennifer L.

    If you can take the heat then order the Ahogada. If you can't, then get my 2nd favorite torta here, the Mojito.

    Jennifer Liu · July 25, 2010
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  • Edward S.

    Try the #66 La Diabla... pure spicy heaven.

    Edward Shen · February 19, 2010
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  • Connie C.

    Deliciously complex sammiches. The diablab is super spicy so be careful.

    Connie Chiu · January 16
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  • Ben

    Ranchito Torta is the best here. Wow!

    Ben · July 3, 2012
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  • Miles G.

    Puuuuulllleeeed pork! Bomb

    Miles Gutkin · April 18, 2012
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  • Jean Q.

    Shrimp Po'boy!! Strawberry lime drink, yumm!!

    Jean Q · March 25, 2012
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  • Colleen C.

    The mole verde and the diabla are my regulars. The santa fe salad is delicious, as are the lime cucumber drinks and the red fries are sweet potato

    Colleen C · January 9, 2012
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  • The Gray Area Blog

    Salmon doesn't jump to mind when you think of tortas, but believe me you, its awesome!

    The Gray Area Blog · December 1, 2011
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  • Jazmin O.

    Working my way through the menu. So far the Bombero and Shrimp Po' Boy are faves. The lengua, not so much.

    Jazmin Ortega · September 14, 2011
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  • Mystery S.

    Food is great! And La Diabla is no joke! . .But, my buddy says the owner almost mowed-down his kid by speeding down the parking lot . . Juss sayin'

    Mystery Shopper · August 26, 2011
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  • Catalina S.

    It's not your typical torta place. They have various specialty/trendy tortas to choose from. My favorite is El Ranchito- slightly spicy with nopales! Read more

    Catalina Soria · July 24, 2011
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  • Jorge F.

    I think I had the best Torta here! It was delicious! [A La Diabla!]

    Jorge Felix · March 30, 2011
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  • Jeannette S.

    So glad I finally tried this place - definitely worth the buzz. I had the California and hubby tried the Molcajete - everything was delicious and we loved the red fries!

    Jeannette S. · February 6, 2011
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  • Ben

    Best milanesa torta I've had. Not better than moms but great.

    Ben · December 11, 2010
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  • Thee-O O.

    All about the Milanesa. Also the Mojito sandwhich.

    Thee-O Ofilas · November 6, 2010
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  • Weezer M.

    Best tortas are molcajete, ahogada, mojito, and pambaso.

    Weezer Monkey · September 25, 2010
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  • Chris D.

    Had to grab a po' boy

    Chris Donnelly · 3 weeks ago
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  • Brenda A.

    Check in occasionally to try their homemade waters, like watermelon, melon, cantalope, pineapple with basil, lemonade with chia, and hibiscus waters !

    Brenda Aguirre · January 21
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  • Brenda A.

    If you love shrimp try Shrimp Po'boy, if you love veggies try the Veggie tofu torta. All their sides are great and tasty but my favorite is the mustard basil potatos!

    Brenda Aguirre · January 21
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  • Melissa G.

    Best tortas!

    Melissa Gomez · December 18, 2014
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  • Philip T.

    Mojito and cubana. Ahogado is good but spicy

    Philip Tong · November 6, 2014
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  • Justin O.

    Love the torta ahogado!

    Justin Ordoveza · October 17, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
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  • Richard G.

    So many great tortas to pick! U can't go wrong!

    Richard Gutierrez 😊 · August 9, 2014
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  • Jasper Y.

    Lengua is amazing

    Jasper Yan · August 7, 2014
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  • LA Weekly

    The fad at Mexican lunch counters these days is for the torta ahogada, a Guadalajara-style torta drowned in chile sauce, and Cook's version is almost surreally spicy. Read more

    LA Weekly · August 4, 2014
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  • Seakly

    Aguas frescas, any flavor!

    Seakly · July 13, 2014
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  • Sylvia P.

    Ranchito !

    Sylvia Pena · February 26, 2014
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  • Yun D.

    I was on a mission to try every torta here until I had the bombero. Now I am on a mission to eat the bombero has many times as possible.

    Yun Ding · February 4, 2014
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  • Don T.

    Number 5 or 17

    Don Thompson · January 24, 2014
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  • Paloma F.

    Milanesa is one of the best, hands down. Crispy breaded meat and the soft bread go together sooo well.

    Paloma Foster · January 23, 2014
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  • Thomas G.

    Pretty awesome veggie options!

    Thomas Guzowski · January 23, 2014
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  • Thomas G.

    Fries and cups of agua come in styrofoam!

    Thomas Guzowski · January 23, 2014
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  • Vaneza V.

    Po Boy torta is really good with a large pineapple mint freshly made agua

    Vaneza Viramontez · December 19, 2013
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  • Anthony L.

    "Nutella Empanada"--don't think, just get it!!!

    Anthony Lagasca · November 20, 2013
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  • Yun D.

    Good bread is absolutely essential to a good sandwich and this bread is GREAT!!! Sourdough rolls, perfectly suited for absorbing all of the juices from these sandwiches.

    Yun Ding · November 18, 2013
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  • Frank V.

    La diabla is legit (and hot) but if you like spicy it's the "bees knees"

    Frank Vasquez · October 11, 2013
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  • Bryan Y.

    Cooks tortas es muy bueno as they would say... Es mucho grande delcioso!!!

    Bryan Yen · January 9, 2012
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