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fresh tortillas from cinco de mayo, chelsea

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gourmaniac Jan 18, 2007 07:07 PM

Stopped by Cinco de Mayo in Chelsea, a Mexican restaurant and tortilla factory that supplies my favorite brand of tortillas that I normally get at Russo's. A nice dish of chicken enchiladas with mole poblano with a bowl of extra steamed tortillas, House made and as fresh as can be. These soft wonders and the chipotle flavored salsa and fresh chips (free) were the highlight of the meal. I also bought a bag of tortillas to take home still warm in the bag and melt in your mouth tender. They cost all of $1. If you're in Chelsea, it's well worth a stop (just off Broadway near Cross).

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    Bostonbob3 Jan 18, 2007 07:27 PM

    Is that right next to (or really close) to the Chelsea Walk Pub?

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      lel Jan 19, 2007 11:31 AM

      It's located a stones throw from the Chelsea police station -- about 1/4 mile from the Chelsea Walk.

    2. DavisSquare Jan 18, 2007 07:41 PM

      By the way, these tortillas recently showed up in Star Market (Porter Square), or maybe I just noticed them recently. Way, way better than any of the other stuff available in the supermarket and dirt cheap, too (like $1 for a package of 20 gorditas or 40 tortillas or something like that).

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        mizzduke Jan 18, 2007 08:38 PM

        The tortillas are also at Market Basket on Somerville Ave. I love them too!

        1. finlero Jan 18, 2007 08:39 PM

          Flour or corn?

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            Aromatherapy Jan 18, 2007 08:46 PM

            Corn

          2. yumyum Jan 18, 2007 08:51 PM

            These are corn, right? (also sold at Market Basket in Somerville). Do they make flour?

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              gourmaniac Jan 18, 2007 11:00 PM

              It's on Winnissimet street, a small street off broadway and I think I saw Chelsea wlk nearby. I purchased corn and not sure if they have flour. I have got them before from Market Basket or Russos. The joy here was they were warm and soft from the factory/restaurant. They are an entirely different species. Had another today after refrigerating and still seem fresher than I get from the market.

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                Luther Jan 19, 2007 12:36 PM

                If you go at the right time, you can get a still-warm bag at Market Basket in Somerville (same price, $1).

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                  yumyum Jan 19, 2007 08:18 PM

                  Yummy. Thanks for posting!

                2. Science Chick Jan 19, 2007 08:23 PM

                  Anywhere in the Western part of the city? I rarely get to Somerville, but would love to check these out!

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                    Aromatherapy Jan 19, 2007 09:08 PM

                    Don't have any specifics but small Central/Latin American shops often carry them. I bought them in Allston I think but can't remember where. Waltham?

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