This time on Food Trippin’ In The Mitten: it’s time for tacos at the award winning Torti Taco in Battle Creek.

Torti Taco took part in a competition in Detroit called the Detroit Taco Showdown and took home the title. It was performed tournament bracket style, starting with sixteen teams. The tacos were given a score and the top scoring participants moved on to the next round. Torti Taco’s winning dish was the Suadero taco. It's especially good with their piping hot, yet flavorful, Torti Salsa made with habanero, three other peppers and secret ingredients. In fact, this salsa is such a secret that it's only available by request.

Salsa bar at Torti Taco (Lacy James/TSM)

Torti Taco's unique salsa bar has plenty of variety. You’ll find no green or red bottles on the tables here. Instead, you have choices such as chipotle salsa, strawberry salsa, mango salsa, and pineapple salsa among others.

Variety, authenticity, a strong relationship with its customer base, and giving back to the community along with award winning food is a great recipe for authentic Mexican food and a proven recipe for success in Battle Creek. Torti Taco brings in customers from all over the region and keeps them coming back. And believe me, it is worth the trip.