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Aunt Jenny Jan 14, 2008 06:06 AM

My dad is a transplant from San Diego, and is having a miserable time finding quality corn tortillas. (I've tried to talk him into making his own, but his age and stubbornness seem to preclude this.)

PLEASE, if anyone has ANY source for even halfway-decent corn tortillas in the Albuquerque/Sandia Park area, I would be forever grateful.

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    NMculinary Jan 29, 2008 10:10 AM

    Wow! Have I got the place for your dad. The best corn tortillas in Albuquerque are at Tortilleria Cuauhtemoc on Bridge Street SW. In researching my book, Culinary New Mexico, my husband and I did the rounds, tasting and rating tortillas. Cuauhtemoc won hands down. They are made fresh throughout the day and are sold only in packages of 36. That's a lot of tortillas, but you can freeze those you can't use immediately. A caution: if you don't speak Spanish, you'll be reduced to charades. Not really a problem.

    If you're seeking flour tortillas, those at the Frontier Restaurant on Central SE are tops--freshly made throughout the day and very light. Second place for flour tortillas was Dos Hermanos on 4th Street NW. They're huge and somewhat more expensive than most of their bretheren.

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      Aunt Jenny Jan 30, 2008 10:53 AM

      Thank you both, Chantal and Sally! My dad's going to be very, very happy. I've hipped him to the Duke City blog, and ordered him a copy of "Culinary New Mexico" as well.

      You're awesome!

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        tenacity Jan 30, 2008 02:31 PM

        I'm Andrea, not Chantal.... :-) Chantal started DukeCityFix and I wrote for them for about 2 years. Sorry for the confusion.

        Thanks for the tip, Sally!

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          Aunt Jenny Jan 30, 2008 06:44 PM

          Apologies all around, Andrea... but your tip is STILL most appreciated!

          You and Sally made my dad's (stubborn) damn day.

    2. tenacity Jan 28, 2008 12:28 PM

      La Nortenita, La Nortenita, La Nortenita. :-)

      http://archives.dukecityfix.com/index...

      Don't know if they'll sell by bulk, but I can't imagine they wouldn't sell you 6-12 at a time.

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