The small restaurant is one of Boyle Heights’ hidden gems (or what some might like to call “a hole in the wall”). If you blink, you may miss it. Sitting between Homeboy Industries and The 1st St. Pool Billiards, it is almost a cozy looking spot.
Owner Santiago Galvez took over the location about three years ago and refurbished the restaurant. The
The food always comes out just as good as the last time I was there. One of my favorite items is the torta, which comes with beans, jalapeños, onion, tomato, lettuce, avocado sauce, chipotle sauce and cheese plus your choice of meat –all for $5.75. Needless to say, it is very filling and
Another popular dish is the carne asada nachos. They are filling, healthy in size and delicious. Super Tortas Luisitos mostly serves Mexican food (with the exception of a few sandwiches).
They are open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Whether in the mood for breakfast, lunch or dinner, they have you covered. They have a wide variety of flavorful juices, licuados, aguas frescas, smoothies, and fruit salads. The prices range from $2.20 to $5.50.
Super Tortas Luisitos is at 1908 ¾ East 1st Street. Information: (323) 261-8384 or their Facebook page.
All photos by Arturo Torres for Boyle Heights Beat.