The meat doesn't taste so bad -- it's not too chewy, and there's a nice black-pepper tang -- but it looks awful and the cut is all wrong. These are thick chunks of gray meat, not paper-thin slices that you watch turn from red to brown on a flat-top griddle.
The cheese is a decent cheddar (making its menu debut), but again it's not anything close to the Cheez Whiz or provolone or American that you'd be offered in Philadelphia.
And the bare-bones beef-plus-cheese combination is missing something. It tastes like something an annoyingly picky eater might order.
"That's it, sir, beef and cheese? No mayo?"
"Eew -- I hate mayonnaise."
"No hot peppers?"
"Eew. Tongue go burnie-burnie!"
"No sweet peppers?"
"Not even lettuce and tomato?"
"Vegetables? What are you, my mom?"
Montaditos down: 27
Montaditos to go: 73
Next: 28 Philly steak, brie cheese and arugula