Tortugas, 1403 Summit Ave., is a Mexican sub restaurant that
opened its doors Feb. 18.
— A new restaurant brings Mexican sub sandwiches to the Waukesha
community as Las Tortugas, 1403 Summit Ave., opened its doors on
looking forward to add something different to Waukesha,” Milagros
Correa, co-owner of Las Tortugas, said. “There are a lot of
Mexican restaurants but there aren’t any specific for subs.”
Jose Correa Correa and Milagros Correa started Las Tortugas after
always made these at home. So we thought, ‘Why don’t we open our
own restaurant and sell sandwiches?’” Jose Correa Correa said.
“Well, we were thinking about it and I had some money in the bank
and we took a risk.”
Correas were driving around town and spotted the location that is
now their storefront. They went to work, painting the interior and
adding countertops and tables.
name Las Tortugas is Spanish for “The Turtles,” referencing the
resemblance between the shape of the bread for a sub and a
can view photographs from Jose Correa Correa’s hometown,
Temascalcingo, Mexico, two hours north of Mexico City.
very small, a little small town surrounded by mountains,” Milagros
Correa said. “It’s so beautiful.” The subs themselves are a
reminder of Temascalcingo.
kind of sandwiches they make in Mexico City,” Jose Correa Correa
reminiscent of the sandwiches in Mexico City, the subs at Las
Tortugas don’t come with lettuce.
lot of restaurants fill (sandwiches) out with lettuce and we don’t
carry lettuce at all,” Jose Correa Correa said.
Las Tortugas does have are meats such as chorizo, ham, pork leg,
grilled chicken breast, hot dogs, breaded steak; cheeses; and all
sandwiches can come with beans, tomatoes, onions, avocado,
mayonnaise, jalapeno peppers or chipotle peppers.
also an option for customers to make their own sub choosing two,
three or four ingredients.
love sandwiches but you’ve never had a sandwich like these,”
Milagros Correa said.
want to be a good example’
Tortugas also serves Mexican sodas, flavored waters, shakes, juice
and desserts. Jose Correa Correa added that he filters the water and
want to bring an example to the rest of the Latino community that
with a lot of effort you can make it,” Milagros Correa said. “We
want to be a good example. With all of the negativity that’s going
on right now, it’s a good thing that someone is trying to come up
and say well, we’re not here to take advantage of anything,
we’re here to work just like everybody else.”
Correa Correa said when the weather warms up, Las Tortugas plans on
having a party outside that is open to the community. He also plans
on adding wraps and fruit water to the summer menu.
open to suggestions,” Milagros Correa said.
Tortugas, open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, can be reached at 262-232-8774.