Mondays in Méxicos: Sopes Veracruzanos and Tortitas

14.2.3 Sopes and Drink

Antojitos, meaning “little cravings,” are a uniquely Mexican food. These snacks, which are often made with corn masa, are usually prepared by street vendors. Such foods include tacos, tamales, quesadillas, and tortas just to name a few. I honestly have a difficult time naming my favorite antojito, however sopes are definitely somewhere on the top of my list. The base of a sope is a chubby oval-shaped tortilla with a defined edge that is either cooked on a comal or fried. In Mexico City, they are usually topped with beans, (sometimes meat), lettuce, crema, cheese, and the salsa of your choice. In Veracruz, however, sopes tend to be simpler. Sometimes they are only garnished with salsa and a sprinkling of cheese. Other times, they are a little more substantial like the ones pictured here.

14.2.3 Sopes

This week Roberto ate a small restaurant in Poza Rica called Sopes de “la 12.” They are famous for their many varieties of salsa, including one that is creamy from the addition of peanuts.

Tortita y horchata

Tortita y horchata

Roberto also ordered a tortita, which is a mix of shredded vegetables (spinach, broccoli, potatoes, etc.) dipped in an egg batter and fried. Here it is topped with cheese and salsa and served on a warm tortilla. I’ve never had the opportunity to try a tortita, but I love the idea. It’s something that could be replicated in many parts of the world.

14.2.3 Taco

Do you have a favorite antojito? If so, please share 🙂

Sopes de “La 12”
Calle 12, No. 313 (Between 20 de Noviembre and Av. Uno)
Colonia Cazones
Poza Rica, Veracruz 93230
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