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Cook's Tortas

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1944 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA
(323) 278-3536
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Sandwich in Atlantic Square Area, Better Service if You Avoid Lunch

I don't go for lunch because of the tremendously long lines. For the students and people who work nearby, they think 15min-30min wait in line is worth it. Personally, I prefer to eat there when it is not lunch time. Before 11:00am and after 1:30pm there is always seating even though seating is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Brenda G
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Monterey Park, California
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Monterey Park, California
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I don't go for lunch because of the tremendously long lines. For the students and people who work nearby, they think 15min-30min wait in line is worth it. Personally, I prefer to eat there when it is not lunch time. Before 11:00am and after 1:30pm there is always seating even though seating is limited. They have a great variety of... More 

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Thank Brenda G
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Had the "La Diabla" sandwich- definitely spicy. Potato salad was good. Mexican coke was good as always. Cookie was big but dry. Overall great lunch. 4 People ate for $56

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Thank manton2764
Monterey Park, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I am glad my brother told me about this place. It is a little pricey but worth it. They have differnt tortas and have several drinks. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Thank Michael A
San Francisco, California
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173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I heard about this place and finally drove 30 minutes to try the tortas. La Diabla torta with grilled chicken, jalapenos, chile de arbol, habanero guacamole, grilled cheese, black beans was sooo spicy you cannot taste anything. BBQ pulled pork torta was good, but had too much bbq sauce. The potato salad had too much mustard, but the macaroni salad... More 

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Thank jnlv2trvl
Fremont, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited today at 11AM just before the lunch crowd. Ordered #10 Ahogado, #26 California and #666 LaDiabla. Ahogado is spicy slow cooked pull pork, really good; LaDiabla is super spicy with habanero paste, California is pretty good, non spicy. Overall, i rate it a 4 star. There is no traditional mexican food here, this is a sandwich place with some... More 

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Thank Allrelative
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very small place and lunch is always super busy as the tortas are great! Whatever your persuasion might be, you will find a torta to fill your taste buds. The bread is freshly baked, light with a perfect amount of crunch. They also always have two delicious agua frescas to choose from to refreshen your palate. If you dont eat... More 

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Thank ozomatli77
Los Angeles, California
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382 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Well my BF and I went here and I ordered the "Bombero" with a side of arroz con Leche and he got the Ranchero with a side of Macaroni Salad. When our food arrived they weren't labeled who's was who and the sides were mixed up. We were enjoying our meal and the mango juice. When we finish our meal... More 

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Thank kisssmee
Glendora, California
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped here for late Saturday lunch, still very busy and now I know why. Freshly baked bread with generous fillings. Lots of variety, a few salads, but how could you resist the bread? Only a few tables inside, a few outside, but no shade. It was noisy when we were there, but the service was quick and the employees helpful.... More 

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Thank debrick79
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I were in Boil Heights to take flowers to her Father. As we were only 6 miles from Cook's we decided to make a day of it. This is the second time we've stopped at Cook's. There food is ALWAYS delicious, fairly priced and the service is friendly. My wife had the Cubana sandwich (#59) and she... More 

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Thank fuvest
Huntsville, Alabama
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had the lengue sandwich (beef tongue) which is an unusual menu item, but it was excellent. the meat was tender and the bread and vegetables on it were excelllent. Really enjoyed the tabbouleh side - obviously good ingredients. Topped it off with the Strawberry Agua Fresca which was perfect. I go every time I get to Monterey Park

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1944 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Park
  • Phone Number: (323) 278-3536

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 am

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