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Puras Tortas Restaurant Review: Look no further for authentic Mexican street fare, and the atmosphere to go with it, than Carlos Chávez’s Puras Tortas. Pristine ceviches are full of flavor with fresh fish, cilantro and limes; the "cevicheria" also produces crisp fried or grilled fish paired with a kick-laden green salsa. The torta is a huge sandwich with layers of black beans, meat, fish or perhaps shredded chicken mole, along with avocado, lettuce, tomato and onion on a big bun. Originating in Mexico City, the huarache is hand-formed corn masa that's fried and then topped with black beans and your choice of guisados, or stews --- the pork rib meat makes a good option. Fold it over like a sandwich, or grab a fork. For a beverage, go for a Mexican Coca-Cola, made with sugar instead of corn syrup; a fruit-based drink; or horchata, a rice milk with cinnamon.