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Freshly Made Tortilla Chips?

cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 09:14 AM

I wanted to pick up some freshly made tortilla chips for a party this Saturday. In the style of Tere's Mexican Grill or the Whole Foods in Pasadena where they cost about as much as my student loan payment.

Any recommendations of other stores or places to get them at?

Thanks for any advice and recs.

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    Diana RE: cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 09:15 AM

    Try a Vallarta near you.

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      Das Ubergeek RE: Diana Sep 9, 2008 10:29 AM

      What she said.

    2. Dommy RE: cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 10:42 AM

      I'm not sure where you are coming from.... but my FAVORITE are from Gallegos Mexican Deli in Mar Vista...


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        NYCnowLA RE: Dommy Sep 9, 2008 07:52 PM

        tell me more about Gallegos Mexican Deli. chips good. got that. what about salsas?

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          Dommy RE: NYCnowLA Sep 9, 2008 08:05 PM

          The Salsas are very good... But they are mostly known for those chips... their Barbacoa Burrito and Chile Verde Chicken Tamales...


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            NYCnowLA RE: Dommy Sep 9, 2008 09:03 PM

            goody. im going this week :)

      2. DiveFan RE: cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 02:35 PM

        Big Saver makes some very good thick ones. Northgate's chips look pretty good but I haven't tried them yet. If you need premade salsa, go with the formers or make your own.

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          Neta RE: cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 04:18 PM

          Los Toros meat market on the southeast corner of Garvey and San Gabriel Blvd. have very good homemade chips and good guacamole.

          1. monku RE: cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 07:22 PM

            Superior Market--they got the best freshly made tortilla chips and salsa.

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              chowmominLA RE: cookieyumyum Sep 9, 2008 08:32 PM

              Ditto on Superior Market rec. As much as I love Gallego's for their fabulous chicken chili verde tamales, I think the chips from Superior are the best, most restaurant-like tortilla chips I've ever had. And a huge one-lb. bag is only about $1.50.

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                tmauch RE: chowmominLA Sep 10, 2008 08:50 AM

                Where is Superior Market?

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                  mlgb RE: tmauch Sep 10, 2008 09:51 AM

                  Ditto on Superior. Good salsas, too, although variable and sometimes over salted.


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                    chowmominLA RE: mlgb Sep 10, 2008 10:01 AM

                    Thanks; I wasn't able to find the link so glad you did.

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                  monku RE: chowmominLA Sep 10, 2008 05:58 PM

                  They make the tortillas there then fry them for chips, how much fresher can you get. Bought a bag of their freshly made taco shells yesterday and they were just like the chips.

                3. David Kahn RE: cookieyumyum Sep 10, 2008 04:33 PM

                  The chips at Tere's are the best I've ever had. I think they must use their own homemade tortillas or something, because they are spectacular. If you find someplace the replicates this level of deliciousness, please share!

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