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Sep 23, 2008 03:15 PM

In search of corn tortillas

I'm looking for some good corn tortillas for tacos to take to an upcoming Cardinals tailgate. Can anyone recommend some place that makes them fresh? I live around the PV area, so please skip your Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler/Glendale recs. Gracias!

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  1. Carolina's on Cactus and Cave Creek has great homemade tortillas...flour and corn

    Food City on Greenway and the 101 makes them fresh daily

    I have also had some great marinated carne asada from Mercado Y Carniceria El Rancho on 29th st and Bell.

    2948 E Bell Rd # 26
    Phoenix, AZ 85032

    They too have corn tortillas.

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    1. re: ciaogal

      Did you mean Greenway and the 51 (NE corner of Greenway and 32nd St)?

      1. re: hohokam

        I did mean the 51...oops! Thanks! :-)
        I was thinking to head north from there to the 101 to head out to the Cardinals game.

        1. re: ciaogal

          Sounds like a plan, and Carolina's is pretty close too. :-)

      2. re: ciaogal

        See, I obviously knew about Carolina's flour tortillas, but I didn't know they made corn too. Awesome.

        1. re: ciaogal

          The Original Carolinas down in PHX near the airport makes them also if you're down in that area. Ranch Markets make them as well.

        2. Carolina's, Cave Creek & Cactus. Bag of a dozen for ... pocket change! (Get some red chile con carne & frijoles refritos by the pint while you're there.)

          Carolina's Mexican North
          2126 E Cactus Rd Ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85022

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          1. Tradiciones does fresh tortilla takeout which was quite nice; I've used Trader Joe's in a pinch (it's just ok, not good but not bad)

            1. Phoenix Ranch Market soaks their own corn,grinds their own masa and makes really good corn tortillas,I don't think any other place goes that far.
              You can also buy their fresh masa and make your own tortillas.

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              1. re: twodogs

                My recent experience wasn't that great. I found them to be too thick - at least for making enchiladas. Most of them split/broke while trying to roll them, and this was after pre-soaking in enchilada sauce for a few minutes. Usually this softens up most "brands" but these were still cracking like crazy. I really didn't want to pre soak them in oil, but I think that would have been the only solution. Otherwise, I suppose they'd make sturdy tostadas or really thick chips if fried up!

                On a side note, I also bought a bunch of flour tortiallas at the same time (on a Sat) and by Monday they were already getting moldy. And these were also found next to the assembly line (with an exp. date a few days from now). So maybe I got funny batches of both.

                1. re: tastyjon

                  I have never bought them to bring home,I've just had the fresh warm ones they serve at the food court and they are always thin and taste great.I think they might have two different kinds,(white and yellow corn).
                  I always buy the fresh masa and make my own and keep the masa in the fridge,so don't know about the longevity of the ready made ones.
                  I'm sure there are no preservatives in them so they would surely mold faster than some,however I've seen moldy tortillas on the shelf at my local Safeway,and I'm sure they were not past their exp. date.