msp Source for fresh tortillas
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.
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/
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.
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!