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Fresh tortillas in San Diego

sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 01:36 PM

Hounds, I'm looking for fresh tortillas, flour and corn, for a dinner tomorrow night. Do you have any sources in the Hillcrest/Point Loma/downtown/uptown areas? If not, any recommendation will be appreciated.

Tommy's on Voltaire in Point Loma advertises fresh tortillas but I havent tried them. Please let me know if you have an opinion. I can always go to Cuatro Milpas but would prefer something closer.


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    normalheightsfoodie RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 01:38 PM

    Las Quatras Milpas, are fantastic. What about El Indio?

    1. Beach Chick RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 01:39 PM

      Love Las Cuatro Milpas tortillas but El Indio on India makes their own too..

      1. DiningDiva RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 01:47 PM

        Gilberto's produces some of the best corn tortillas in San Diego...and they distribute to various locations around town. Farmer's Outlet on the corner of Friar's Rd and Riverdale usually has them. Pancho Villa market on El Cajon where it crosses the 805 make their own tortillas in-house and they're pretty tasty.

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          Dumkling RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 02:13 PM

          Pancho Villa Market on El Cajon at the 805 has a tortilla factory, Adelita's. If you're there at the right time they will bag them for you fresh off the conveyor belt. I don't think they do flour tortillas. But the corn ones, fresh and warm, are just incredible. They are machine made, so they don't have that thick, handmade quality. They are often sold out by dinner time.

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            DougOLis RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 02:55 PM

            Northgate Gonzalez market makes their own tortillas

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              MrKrispy RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 05:36 PM


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                fflax RE: MrKrispy Apr 9, 2008 05:42 PM

                Tortillia Lily on University and Van Dyke have excellent corn tortillas. Go early as they sell out quickly No flour ones though

              2. kare_raisu RE: sdnativa Apr 9, 2008 06:35 PM

                Serious Corn tortillas - go to the Imperial Ave. Farmers Market and ask the masa maiden nicely for a dozen and a half. eat and hallucinate.

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                  Alice Q RE: kare_raisu Apr 11, 2008 05:07 PM

                  Couldn't have said it better myself. ;-)

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                    kare_raisu RE: Alice Q Apr 11, 2008 05:48 PM

                    so soft are they.

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                  sdnativa RE: sdnativa Apr 10, 2008 01:35 PM

                  Thank you hounds. My hat's off to you.

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                    oerdin RE: sdnativa Apr 10, 2008 07:36 PM

                    There is a tortilla lady at Koby's swap meet too or at least there used to be. You could specify corn, flour, or landrace (indian) corn. She makes them right in front of you too.

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                      LisaSD RE: sdnativa Apr 15, 2008 01:38 AM

                      Very soft and tasty flour and corn tortillas from scratch are sold at Otay Farms Market at Broadway and Main in Chula Vista.

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