Team Behind San Diego's Michelin-Recognized Tuetano Taqueria To Open La Torta Queen Mexican Sandwich Eatery

June 14, 2022

The owner of San Diego's Michelin-recognized Tuetano Taqueria is opening La Torta Queen, a new Mexican sandwich eatery unveiling soon in Barrio Logan.

Chef Priscilla Curiel opened her quaint taco shop Tuetano Taqueria in San Diego's South County border town of San Ysidro in 2018. In its short tenure, Tuetano Taqueria has been spotlighted by a multitude of publications, ranging from a glowing review in Food & Wine Magazine, to a mention in GQ's Best New Restaurants List, inclusion as one of 25 Delicious Discoveries Across California, and listed as one of eight "Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego" by the highly respected Michelin Guide. 

In late 2020, Curiel opened a second concept, Mujer Divina, a Mexican coffee house and authentic burrito shop in National City. Last year, Chef Priscilla closed her San Ysidro location of Tuetano Taqueria and relocated the concept to central San Diego within the new Old Town Urban Market. In addition to Tuetano Taqueria, Priscilla also launched a new Baja-inspired seafood eatery called Mar Rustica within the 7,000 square-foot al-fresco food hall.

Chef Priscilla's latest concept is La Torta Queen, a Mexican sandwich eatery launching on June 17 within Mujeres Brew House in San Diego's historic Barrio Logan. This week's opening will be a special occasion to honor Mujeres' one year anniversary but the eatery will eventually become a permanent attribute once a a food trailer is built on the far side of the space's outdoor beer garden. Expect a menu featuring a rotating variety of signature Mexican torta sandwiches, including arrachera skirt steak, campechana skirt steak & longaniza, and cochinita pibil versions, all served with avocado, pickled red onion, cilantro and salsa on a fresh made bolillo bread. There will also be cheese fries, potato flautas and aqua frescas. 

La Torta Queen is anticipated to open on Friday, June 17, at Mujeres Brew House, located at 1983 Julian Avenue in San Diego's Barrio Logan. Follow La Torta Queen on Instagram for updates.