610.841.9399 // http://torrerestaurant.com
- Gluten Free
- Kid's Menu
- Vegan Options
- Outdoor Seating Area
- Full Bar
- Private Party Room
So, what’s you favorite part of Mexico? Lehigh Valley residents are likely to respond, “Torre!” A trip to this vibrant modern Paxos restaurant is nothing less than a lively culinary excursion showcasing diverse cuisine from southern seaports to northern cattlelands and everyplace in between. Even the most simple dishes are dressed up for a party: Four styles of made-to-order guacamole (with house-made corn chips) and three flavors of sassy salsa (again, house-made corn chips) underscore delicious diversity. A solid selection of Bocaditos (snacks) is ideal for apps, mixing and matching for a meal, or sharing over drinks.
The dynamic décor, packed with vivid colors and edgy murals, sets a party mood, Mexican style. The bar’s eponymous three-story tower of glowing colors displays more than 160 types of tequila and mescal, which is quintessentially a party (in any country). A lively list of margaritas, Mexican mules, and specialty cocktails – plus sangria, wine, and locally crafted Torre House Lager, leaves no thirst unquenched.
Of course, Tacos may be the most familiar staple of Mexican cuisine, and Torre presents six regional seafood, chicken, pork, and bean versions, all well adorned, with three four-inch corn tortillas to an order. A new seventh taco variety, Tapachula – and their first vegan taco – “is selling like crazy.” Made with green jackfruit from the Chiapas region, this tropical fruit cooks and tastes similar to carnitas-style pulled pork, simmered with the full array of hearty seasonings. “It tastes very meaty,” says Corporate Chef Christopher Heath, who created the dish. Avocados, salsa roja, cilantro and a lime wedge complete the distinctive tacos. For a gluten free version, request white corn tortillas. (Also, gluten free and vegetarian menus may be requested from your server.)
Torre offers online food ordering, and if you require a few decorative items to enhance your life, grab a hand-painted Mexican ceramic sugar skull or two. The iconic motif is also splashed on T-shirts and growler sleeves.