Before brothers Raul and Martin Solis opened Tortas Las Tortugas, it was hard to find a good torta on homemade bread in Dallas, Raul says.
“The things you can do with a sandwich are limitless,” he says.
The brothers have been exploring those limits since 2008 at their shop, a former Dairy Queen on Centre Street at Madison.
The bread, baked in-house every day, is what sets their sandwiches apart. Raul and Martin are the sons of a baker, Lupe Solis, whose family owned a bakery in their small town in Guanajuato for decades.
Raul Solis moved to Texas in 1984 and spent 26 years working for a food-service corporation before striking out with his brother in the torta business.
Since then, their success has allowed them to open two more sandwich shops: One in Flower Mound in 2011 and another in Garland recently.
The lomo milanesa, or breaded pork shoulder, is the most popular torta on the menu, followed by chicken pesto, queso fresco and avocado. They also make their own real-fruit aguas frescas, including lemonade, pineapple and horchata.
Tortas Las Tortugas
Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.