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Fresh Corn Tortillas - btwn 110/5 & Pasadena??

WildSwede Aug 17, 2006 03:22 PM

Friend is having a party and we will be picking up pollo and carne preparado at my favorite meat market off 110/Ave 26. Does anyone know of a place in that area (or Pasadena area) that sells fresh corn tortillas? TIA!

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    Burger Boy Aug 17, 2006 03:51 PM

    Los Cinco Puntos
    3300 Brooklyn Ave. / Ceasar Chavez just east of the 710 frwy
    East Los Angeles, CA
    213-261-4084 might be 323 area code

    I have been going for years, hand made corn & flour, be sure to get them the day you are using them.

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      The Oracle Aug 17, 2006 05:25 PM

      Burger Boy - does the quality go way down after a day? (I'm assuming they'd dry out).

      I want to take some good flour tortillas to a So Cal 'hound now living in Boston, and I'm wondering if it would be worth the effort to get out there (I'm in Pasadena). With my flight times and work schedule, I'd have to pick them up about 40 hours before they'd reach their destination.

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        Burger Boy Aug 18, 2006 06:15 AM

        You should be ok, just heat them on a flat grill.

    2. socalqtpi Aug 17, 2006 05:36 PM

      Dona Rosa at 577 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena (right off of the 110 freeway) sells corn tortillas by the 1/2 kilo or kilo.

      Here is the weblink: http://www.dona-rosa.com/

      You should probably call ahead to order.

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        ladelfa Aug 17, 2006 06:01 PM

        There are two tortillarias on Cypress Ave., less than a mile from where you'll be. One is sort of across from the Cypress Park branch of the public library, and the other is about a half mile west of that, just west of Cazador St. near where Cypress Ave. curves and becomes Eagle Rock Blvd. I can fish out the names and addresses of these if you want.

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          sbudick Aug 17, 2006 06:09 PM

          Antojitos Guerrero on York will sell you tortillas right off the grill at 3/1$

          1. David Kahn Aug 17, 2006 06:11 PM

            The best handmade tortillas I've had (not that I've sample all that many, mind you) were from a little tortillaria across the street from Gallos Grill (RIP), on Cesar Chavez Avenue just east of Ford (and the 710). I don't get over there as often now that Gallos Grill is gone, but both the flour and the corn were really good, all shaped by hand and super fresh. Sorry I don't have a name or address to post -- maybe somebody else knows the place I'm talking about and can supply the details.

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              Ernie Aug 17, 2006 09:22 PM

              La Azteca Tortilleria? I love that place. It is an ELA institution and they have good carnitas too.

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                David Kahn Aug 18, 2006 05:37 PM

                That's the place. Thanks Ernie.

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                Burger Boy Aug 18, 2006 06:15 AM

                David, we are talking about the same place.

              3. WildSwede Aug 17, 2006 06:24 PM

                THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!! You are the best! I do not need the addresses for those of you who asked. We will find them! Thank you again! ;-)

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                  Burger Boy Aug 18, 2006 06:13 AM

                  David, we are talking about the same place.

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