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Tortas Frontera

Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
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  • Erin R.
    "Egg & chorizo torta was excellent, and worth the 10 minute wait."(135 Tips)
    Lauren D.
    "Side salad and corn chowder for a healthy delicious meal"(6 Tips)
    Christina
    "Possibly the best chicken tortilla soup I've had in the last year"(11 Tips)
    Bentley F.
    "Loved the tortilla soup and chipotle chicken torta."(12 Tips)
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  • Roger D.
    Roger DeanJuly 21
    Good place but damn their alcohol is expensive. $10 for a beer and $13.50 for a glass of wine
  • Sonia B.
    Love it so@much
  • Carolyn T.
    It's all good here, but the fully dressed guacamole and tortilla soup are my favorites.
  • Jose C.
    Jose ColucciApril 23
    Best airport sandwich place you will find! Feel like going back to O'Hare just for this place.
  • Samantha H.
    The egg tortas are a great quick meal in the airport.
  • Mark H.
    Short rib pepito was excellent. If you have 10 mins for them to make it for you it's well worth it.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Brad A.
    Brad AMarch 25
    Among the best airport food options anywhere.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMMarch 13
    The mollete was burnt and the tiny guacamole had very little flavor for $7. Doesn't hold a candle to the quality of Bayless's other establishments. Pretty disappointed.
  • Brian S.
    Tasty open faced breakfast sandwiches.
  • Ashley
    AshleyFebruary 10
    Braised short rib sandwich
  • RJ M.
    RJ MetzJanuary 12
    Cochinita Pibil Torta is great. Also go for the Anejo Margarita.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SachsJanuary 5
    Had the mushroom & egg consults bowl, loved it!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DemingDecember 17, 2015
    Takes a long time and my dish was gross. Had the bread less cubano and it was pretty much inedible. Super salty with unnecessary kicks of spice. It also took probably 15 or 20 minutes.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BrowneDecember 10, 2015
    Guac bar with all of the toppings is great to share
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerNovember 29, 2015
    The mushroom torta (all of them for that matter) are outstanding. The mojo sauce is incredible. Seriously amazing.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GoldNovember 7, 2015
    Maybe my favorite airport food in the world. There's a queue but it's worth it - and you skip the ordering queue if you sit straight at the bar.
  • Sarang B.
    Sarang BamanOctober 21, 2015
    Long wait >20min all in, but Chipotle chicken torts was great, but get lotsa napkins!
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio COctober 13, 2015
    Good sandwiches, but the line is usually super long.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleySeptember 24, 2015
    Excellent food, the Cubana with a mango Aguas Frescas is my personal favorite. They package it to go, easy to take on the flight.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KremerSeptember 21, 2015
    The tortas are the best food you will find in this airport, bar none
  • Elizabeth Eva L.
    Elizabeth Eva LeachSeptember 14, 2015
    Guacamole and chips comes with amazing smoky hot red sauce. Margaritas can be taken away to help your flight pass more quickly.
  • Leland B.
    Leland BrewsterAugust 31, 2015
    Pro tip: get two open face sandwiches for the same price as a torta but with no wait--they're ready to go.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BuchelAugust 27, 2015
    Best place to eat at O'Hare airport
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyAugust 26, 2015
    Probably the best airport food in America. If you're in a breakfast mood, the eggs and chorizo torta will set you straight.
  • Neil B.
    Neil BajajAugust 19, 2015
    Good food. Pricey. They don't give you a bag right away. And they don't give a spoon for your soup automatically. Also long waits for food.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeggettAugust 12, 2015
    Don't make the same mistake I did. Get the guac with everything.
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CamorlingaAugust 11, 2015
    Nice Music!
  • Bentley F.
    Bentley FerrainaAugust 3, 2015
    Loved the tortilla soup and chipotle chicken torta.
  • Jennifer .
    Jennifer 🍴July 28, 2015
    Not sure this is anything like the tortas I've had in the past, but my mushroom (vegetarian) was amazing! As well as the margarita I got at the bar (tho it wasn't available for take-out 😞)
  • Ingrid A.
    Ingrid AJuly 28, 2015
    Chorizo torta must be eaten immediately! The bread has this beautiful subtle crunch. The sandwich is good cold as well but u r missing the point...near B10
  • John H.
    John HankusJuly 25, 2015
    It was good. Had a breakfast tortas. Nothing really special but it was good overall. Longer wait for the food than other restaurants in ohare.
  • Howard
    HowardJuly 23, 2015
    Great breakfast torta. Pleasant surprise at 6am in ORD.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoJuly 1, 2015
    So glad to see a non-chain restaurant, but still waiting for real sit-down rather than food on the run
  • Peter M.
    Peter McQueenJune 12, 2015
    These tortas are good...so good you will often push the limit of making your flight. You don't truly love these tortas unless you've done the Torta run!
  • April M.
    April MullenJune 11, 2015
    Makes layovers at O'Hare worthwhile!
  • William J.
    William JohnsonMay 27, 2015
    Excellent short rib on the pepito torta. Bread toasted to crunchy perfection
  • J F.
    J FMay 25, 2015
    The absolute best thing about ORD. Cubano torta!
  • Ana R.
    Ana RomeroMay 22, 2015
    The Cochinita Pibil is amazing!!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurnorMay 21, 2015
    The tortes are spectacular
  • Josh S.
    Josh ScovilleMay 12, 2015
    Chipolte chicken torta was delicious. But took longer than I would have thought and $17 for sandwich and water pretty steep.
  • Josh S.
    Josh ScovilleMay 12, 2015
    Had the chipolte chicken and it was awesome.
  • Curtis H.
    Curtis HillerApril 4, 2015
    Torta Cubana may be my favorite sandwich ever. Expect to wait at least ten on it. I often carry them on to flights -- gives you something to do.
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi K.April 2, 2015
    The quality of food for this particular location is horrible! :(
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerMarch 27, 2015
    Guacamole bar.
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterMarch 18, 2015
    Corn chowder! Nom nom nom.
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterMarch 18, 2015
    No flat breads like the term 5 location which is larger. This place is still the yum though. Great for food on the go. Take some with you on a flight & make everyone jealous. Seriously. Just do it.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaMarch 17, 2015
    This is the only thing worth eating at O'hare airport. Don't bother anywhere else. All the tortas are great, just be sure you've got a spare 20 minutes to wait for your meal. Get a limeade, too.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouMarch 15, 2015
    The fully dressed guacamole was amazing! Don't pass it by
  • Ben S.
    Ben SMarch 11, 2015
    The ONLY place to eat in ORD.
  • Paula C.
    Paula C HaggartMarch 8, 2015
    The pepito and choriqueso comes on French bread not torta bread- it was terrible!! I was waiting for the torta bread :(
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