Lunchtime Steals: Ro-Ho Pork & Bread's Torta Ahogada

You'll want to sop up that salsa. - COURTESY
You'll want to sop up that salsa.

There's no big pitch here. We're sharing lunchtime deals and steals in and around San Antonio. It's more cash in your wallet, and hopefully a tiny food baby to keep you going through the work day.  

I'm a sucker for interactive foods. And when they're freshly made from start to finish, it makes my food-loving heart pitter-patter. That's the feeling I get when I visit Ro-Ho Pork Bread (623 Urban Loop, 210-800-3487) that sits inside the legendary Sanitary Tortilla factory.

Operated by St. Philips culinary program grad and Guadalajara, Mexico native Jorge Rojo, Ro-Ho has four items on the menu (tacos dorados, chila killers and chila killers with pork), but the star of the show is the torta ahogada. At $7, you can add a giant serving of horchata and get a solid lunch for just under $10 buckaroos. 

Part of the reason this place is so unique is that it focuses on flavors instead of, well, just about anything else. If you have a chance to sit at the counter, do so and watch Rojo en su mero mole – er salsa — as he prepares each order himself. Hop on one of the stools and dig in to your torta — a house-made birote stuffed with well-seasoned pork and doused in a light tomato sauce. Add heat sparingly with chef Rojo's chile de arbol salsa. You'll want to add a layer of napkins between you and the sando, but it'll be oh-so-worth it. Trust me. 

Ro-Ho Pork & Bread is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
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