As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 65: El Aragón at Tortas La Hechizera
Face, meet el Aragón. El Aragón, meet Face. Commence lovey-dovey-you-running-through-a-field-twirling-el-Aragón-around montage.
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Eat this torta found on the "Las Peligrosas" section of the menu at Tortas La Hechizera and you'll love it so much you'll be calling its parents to ask for its hand in marriage. The big-as-Jessica-Simpson's-giant-face bun is packed with beef fajita meat, rajas de poblano, the meltiest cheese you've ever met, raw onion, fresh tomato, sour cream, super ripe avocado and obviously the devil's work because this torta is just too delicious to have come here from heaven. Not hot enough for you? Pour on some of La Hechizera's smoky, balls-hot hot sauce and your innards will be cursing you for days. Choose to enjoy some quality time with el Aragón at La Hechizera, or take it to go. Whether it's "for here" or "to go," stuffing this magnificent display of tortaness into your face will forever change your freakin' life.
Tortas La Hechizera 5611 Maple Ave. 214-688-0236 (plus multiple other locations)
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