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Dec 18, 2007 06:19 PM

Help! Need to find tortillas like Don Luis used to make!

I promised to take tortillas to the family early Christmas dinner this weekend. I told them I would bring tortillas that would "knock their socks off" and was planning on going to Don Luis to get them. Anyway, Don Luis is closed and I need to find somewhere that makes great tortillas for me to take to the family. Any help would be appreciated!

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  1. Maybe your family would like one of the options discussed here?

    If not, you could check out the tortillas mentioned in this thread:

    I hope this helps.

    1. This is a bit of a stretch, and I haven't spent any quality time on the East side for the last little bit, but ... if John Cazares is still holding forth at the Green & White Grocery, you might want to check with him. In the day, he has put me in touch with some ladies in the area who made some by hand for me ... not inexpensive, but not crushingly expersive, either. I assume you mean corn, not flour, tortillas?

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      1. re: theabroma

        Don Luis was known for their housemade flour tortillas.

        1. re: MPH

          Then it should be much, much easier to find a source. I would contact any restaurant which makes ones in-house that meet the standard.

          Funny, I hear tortilla and wheat flour is way far from my mind ..

          1. re: theabroma

            Sadly, there are no restaurants in town (at least that I have seen) that make the Rio Grande Valley style of flour tortilla that Don Luis turned out. As I mentioned in the discussion that MPH linked above, the Sport Taco trailer at Parmer and Lamar does have a version that is similar. If anyone finds other sources, it would be good to hear.

            I can see corn tortillas coming to mind first if the word pops up with no context. On the other hand, the OP asked for tortillas like Don Luis made. Given such a request, I find it behooves me to inform myself of what that means by searching the board before responding.

            While cooking in Mexico uses corn tortillas almost exclusively, there is a rich tradition of flour tortillas in Tejano cuisine.

            1. re: Knoblauch

              Rio Grande Valley style like Cuevas in McAllen?

              1. re: theabroma

                You just brought back some good memories. I recall the mammoth tacos and burritos. Are they still around? Heading down there for the Holidays.

                1. re: robbie6805

                  Hi all, On this board, let's please stick to tortillas that may be found in the Austin area. Other areas can be discussed on the Texas board. Thanks!

                  1. re: The Chowhound Team

                    I found some very good store bought corn tortillas at Whole Foods, Margarita's Tortilla Factory.

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