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Tortas Frontera

Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

Mexican Restaurant
Terminal 1, Concourse B (ORD Airport), Chicago, IL 60666, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Bar & Restaurant in Terminal 1, Near Gate B11


Based on 908 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Arti L.
    "Try the egg and chorizo torta, you won't be disappointed."(133 Tips)
    Lauren D.
    "Side salad and corn chowder for a healthy delicious meal"(6 Tips)
    Bentley F.
    "Loved the tortilla soup and chipotle chicken torta."(12 Tips)
    Laura M.
    "Great margaritas & guacamole - you can order food at the bar"(27 Tips)
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  • tortas
  • breakfast food
  • margaritas
  • sandwiches
  • chowder
  • chipotle chicken
  • airports
  • spicy food
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • vegetarian food
  • guacamole
  • eggs
  • lively
  • corn
  • trendy
  • green chili
  • meats
  • salads
  • Alex P.

    The mushroom torta (all of them for that matter) are outstanding. The mojo sauce is incredible. Seriously amazing.

    Alex Plutzer · 2 days ago
  • Jon G.

    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.

    Jon Gold · 3 weeks ago
  • Sarang B.

    Long wait >20min all in, but Chipotle chicken torts was great, but get lotsa napkins!

    Sarang Baman · October 21
  • Emilio C.

    Good sandwiches, but the line is usually super long.

    Emilio C · October 13
  • Erik R.

    Excellent food, the Cubana with a mango Aguas Frescas is my personal favorite. They package it to go, easy to take on the flight.

    Erik Rowley · September 24
  • Alex K.

    The tortas are the best food you will find in this airport, bar none

    Alex Kremer · September 21
  • Elizabeth Eva L.

    Guacamole and chips comes with amazing smoky hot red sauce. Margaritas can be taken away to help your flight pass more quickly.

    Elizabeth Eva Leach · September 14
  • Leland B.

    Pro tip: get two open face sandwiches for the same price as a torta but with no wait--they're ready to go.

    Leland Brewster · August 31
  • Joe B.

    Best place to eat at O'Hare airport

    Joe Buchel · August 27
  • Cole K.

    Probably the best airport food in America. If you're in a breakfast mood, the eggs and chorizo torta will set you straight.

    Cole Kennedy · August 26
  • Neil B.

    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.

    Neil Bajaj · August 19
  • Ryan L.

    Don't make the same mistake I did. Get the guac with everything.

    Ryan Leggett · August 12
  • Francisco C.

    Nice Music!

  • Bentley F.

    Loved the tortilla soup and chipotle chicken torta.

    Bentley Ferraina · August 3
  • Jennifer .

    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 😞)

    Jennifer 🍴 · July 28
  • Ingrid A.

    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

    Ingrid A · July 28
  • John H.

    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.

    John Hankus · July 25
  • Howard

    Great breakfast torta. Pleasant surprise at 6am in ORD.

    Howard · July 23
  • ISC C.

    So glad to see a non-chain restaurant, but still waiting for real sit-down rather than food on the run

    ISC Chicago · July 1
  • Peter M.

    These tortas are 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!

    Peter McQueen · June 12
  • April M.

    Makes layovers at O'Hare worthwhile!

    April Mullen · June 11

    The service was prompt and professional. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. Amazing food. So expensive

    AGVSM · June 7
  • William J.

    Excellent short rib on the pepito torta. Bread toasted to crunchy perfection

    William Johnson · May 27
  • Julie F.

    The absolute best thing about ORD. Cubano torta!

    Julie F · May 25
  • Ana R.

    The Cochinita Pibil is amazing!!

    Ana Romero · May 22
  • Chris B.

    The tortes are spectacular

    Chris Burnor · May 21
  • Josh S.

    Chipolte chicken torta was delicious. But took longer than I would have thought and $17 for sandwich and water pretty steep.

    Josh Scoville · May 12
  • Josh S.

    Had the chipolte chicken and it was awesome.

    Josh Scoville · May 12
  • Sydney T.

    This place is great, and it makes me wish I flew out of the United terminal more often. A little pricey, but so delicious - it's worth it. Try the salad with chicken. It's enough for a meal!

    Sydney Trost · April 14
  • Curtis H.

    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.

    Curtis Hiller · April 4
  • Lexi K.

    The quality of food for this particular location is horrible! :(

    Lexi K. · April 2
  • Nate L.

    Guacamole bar.

    Nate Lawler · March 27
  • kumi m.

    Corn chowder! Nom nom nom.

    kumi monster · March 18
  • kumi m.

    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.

    kumi monster · March 18
  • Joe C.

    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.

    Joe Carpita · March 17
  • Michael T.

    The fully dressed guacamole was amazing! Don't pass it by

    Michael Tchou · March 15
  • Ben S.

    The ONLY place to eat in ORD.

    Ben S · March 11
  • Paula C.

    The pepito and choriqueso comes on French bread not torta bread- it was terrible!! I was waiting for the torta bread :(

    Paula C Haggart · March 8
  • Talya A.

    Everything I tried was delicious from the mushroom torta to the corn chowder to the alfajore. They do have table service which isn't obvious! This place just made it into my faves for airport food!

    Talya Arbisser · March 4
  • Todd C.

    The best coffee at O'Hare is not at Starbucks

    Todd Carpenter · February 24
  • Mark B.

    Best airport food anywhere! Tastes just like the restaurant

    Mark Brouch · February 23
  • Kelly .

    So good so worth it

    Kelly 🍰 · February 6
  • Josh G.

    As good as it gets when it comes to airport food, especially at what could be the worlds worst airport

    Josh Gosliner · January 16
  • Adam R.

    Best food in all of Ohare. You won't be sad you made the trek for a bite to eat. All the tortas are fantastic!

    Adam Renz · January 10
  • Kath

    Chip,salsa,guacamole and margarita:)

    Kath · January 9
  • Randy S.

    tortas are great options. wait is almost always long, but worthwhile if you have the time

    Randy Sakagawa · January 9
  • Thiago L.

    Egg & chorizo

    Thiago Lins · December 30, 2014
  • Alma V.

    As a Mexican I can tell you I couldn't believe that the chef Is not Mexican! The tortas are amazing!!!!!

    Alma Vidal · December 24, 2014
  • j k.

    Amazing tortas. Go for the chipotle chicken.

    j kirkland · December 23, 2014
  • Terence C.

    Delicious pepito torta! The bread was a little tougher than I'd like but excellent quality and flavor. Def get the loaded guac and chips! Best airport food ever!

    Terence Chan · December 18, 2014

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