Torta Ahogada

Probably the most iconically Guadalajaran food you can find, this gutbuster of a sandwich is typically filled with chopped fried pork and drowned (the literal translation of ahogado) in a chile de arból salsa. It makes use of birote bread (also known as bolillo), a short baguette that is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside with an inimitable sweet-salty taste. The bread is so beloved by locals that there is even a movement to protect it with Denomination of Origin status (like Champagne, cognac or tequila, for that matter).