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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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Today
10:00 am - 8:00 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

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Let me tell you my funny story

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
kisssmee
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
109 helpful votes 109 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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340 reviews 340 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Montebello, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have been going to this place for years. They always have great food. Must try is the bombero, sweet potato fries (ask for aioli), and the empanadas.

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Monterey Park, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The reason it's not the best place for lunch is not that the food isn't as good, but it is insanely crowded, and there are a number of good eateries that you have neither the wait nor the noise. The two sides of the place are painted with blackboard paint. The wall opposite the entrance contains the daily sandwich menu... 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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