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Jan 25, 2007 04:05 PM

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

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?

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  1. 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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    1. re: Professor Salt

      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

        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

          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 :)

      2. La Adelita. Pico & Union.

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

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

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