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A place that really makes their tortillas from their own masa from nixtamal, not maseca

foodrink Jan 25, 2007 04:05 PM

I visit LA a lot and I find a lot of places that offer great fillings but I want a place that really makes their tortillas from their own masa from nixtamal not maseca. Any suggestions?

  1. Professor Salt Jan 25, 2007 06:13 PM

    Don't know what part of town you're in, but try the El Gallo Giro stores, spread throughout LA & Orange Counties. They grind their own nixtamal

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      Dommy Jan 26, 2007 03:39 PM

      I had no idea they did that! I'll have try them one of these days! :) The best tasting hand made tortillas I've had was from Luz Del Dia in Olvera Street... you will never look at tortillas the same way again...


      1. re: Dommy
        pleasurepalate Jan 26, 2007 04:49 PM

        I finally had the tortillas at Luz Del Dia and wow, every tortilla I'll probably ever in the future will pale in comparison.

        1. re: Dommy
          Professor Salt Jan 26, 2007 04:55 PM

          Let me clarify: the El Gallo Giros I've been to grind their own. I can't say if all of them do, because I've not been to all of them :)

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        RicRios Jan 25, 2007 06:21 PM

        La Adelita. Pico & Union.

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          elizabt Jan 25, 2007 09:04 PM

          I second Las Adelitas. For a different type of corn tortilla (they're hand rolled and thicker), Carrillos in San Fernando.

          1. DiveFan Jan 25, 2007 11:25 PM

            Hopefully an expert like Dommy will speak up, but the best tortillas I've had in WLA were from Tacomiendo (two locations).

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              elisha Jan 26, 2007 05:27 PM

              don't know what kind of masa they use, but pocito mas makes fresh tortillas.

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