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msp Source for fresh tortillas

russban Mar 6, 2008 09:42 AM

After reading the thread about al pastor tacos and the entry about breakfast tacos on the Homesick Texan blog, (http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com), I have been wondering about where in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area one can buy freshly made tortillas? I live in Coon Rapids but I get around all over the northern Twin Cities. I have gotten really tired of supermarket tortillas and I am curious where others get theirs.

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: russban Mar 6, 2008 09:49 AM

    Ohhh, I really love La Perla in the Mercado Central on Lake Street in Minneapolis. They make them right there and sell a stack of 36 for $1! They sell them around town, too, but that's where I go when I have serious tortilla needs. Pick up a cubana torta from Manny's while you're at Mercado Central. Or check out the bakery. Or Las Lomas tamales. All in the same complez. Or complex. http://www.mercadocentral.net/


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      stpaulbreadman RE: russban Mar 6, 2008 10:05 AM

      La Perla also has a tortilleria on the east side of St Paul on Payne Ave if thats closer than Mercado centra. It is also in a neighborhood with lots of mexican stores/rests.

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        liesel RE: russban Mar 7, 2008 06:39 AM

        Try El Burrito Mercado on the west side of St. Paul. Between Robert and Hwy 52 on Concord.

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          Moroco Topo RE: liesel Mar 7, 2008 07:16 AM

          The CUB closest to me stocks La Perla tortillas, and they are pretty fresh.
          You might get them in coon rapids too.

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            dombey RE: Moroco Topo Mar 7, 2008 04:08 PM

            nothing new here - I get La Perla at Burrito Mercado as well - a lot of the time they are still warm when you pick them up....

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          russban RE: russban Mar 10, 2008 08:58 AM

          I took the time on Saturday to go to the Mercado Central with my 13 yr old son. I bought the tortillas at La Perla and we tried the al pastor and carne asada tacos at Taqueria La Hacienda. The tortillas were great at home and the al pastor was wonderful. We both decided the Mercado Central was the place to eat and we are planning to go often. It was a lot of fun to look at the shops and we can hardly decide what to eat next! Manny's looks great so we will probobly just order a bunch of things from different shops and really chow. My wife was unhappy she missed the experience and we are not allowed to go again without her! It was a really filling culinary day as we stopped at The Nook later to try the burgers, but thats another story!

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