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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 am
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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

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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
Sandwiches with Mexican twist

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Fremont, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Los Angeles, California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Glendora, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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San Diego
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148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I found this place while driving through Monterey Park. It is not a large place. Dining area maybe seats 20 people. The menu is kind of an eclectic blend of different foods with a Mexican twist. the owners do a decent job of maintaining the quality of the food. They bake their bread fresh each day. The service is awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The Tortas and the agua frescas are delicious. They aren't the typical Mexican Tortas or aguas frescas but their version on these two items are impressive. I've the asada and chorizo torta (#50... I think?) and it was delicious. It's definitely shareable too I've also had the BBQ chicken salad. Huge portion and flavorful too. The aguas frescas are all... More 

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So Cal
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222 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I have to say it's good and satisfies the taste buds. This place is popular even with the local Asian community who would usually stick to the Asian eats in this area. If you are a foodie, you've gone here many times. I'll say I do enjoy the food, but I realize that if I want a real torta, I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I feel embarrassed to say this was the first time I ate at Cook's Tortas. I grew up in Monterey Park and passed by CT countless of times. It was packed on a Sunday afternoon. Every table was occupado and there were at least 15 people in line. I decided to stick with carne asada (cashier told me this was... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?