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Help! Searching for Fresh Tortillas!

aletnes Dec 3, 2008 05:35 AM

I am a transplant from Arizona and I am trying to make my mother's christmas chimichanga recipe this year. Unfortunately, she buys her tortillas from the women outside the grocery store, who make the softest, thinnest, most delectable tortillas that are impossible to find elsewhere. Does anyone know of a place where I can buy authentic, fresh tortillas?? (I am looking for flour tortillas for this recipe, but corn would be welcome too). I live in North Bethesda and work in Rockville, but will travel to get them if necessary.

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    ChewFun Dec 3, 2008 12:36 PM

    The one in Baltimore is really good, but other than that, I haven't found one in the DC Metro region. Not even in Little Mexico (Bladensburg/Riverdale).

    1. Dmnkly Dec 3, 2008 10:28 AM

      It's not close, but Tortilleria Sinaloa on Eastern in Baltimore is about the same drive from Columbia that Herndon is from Bethesda.

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      1. re: Dmnkly
        Jason1 Dec 3, 2008 12:43 PM

        But I'm pretty sure that they only make corn torillas, right? Lily's in Columbia makes fresh corn tortillas as well, and I'm sure there must be a place in the Silver Spring/Wheaton area. But for a Chimichanga you need a large flour tortilla, and I don't think most places in the area make them.

        1. re: Jason1
          Dmnkly Dec 3, 2008 01:57 PM

          Oh, whoops... you're absolutely correct. I wasn't reading carefully. Sorry, aletnes.

      2. Dennis S Dec 3, 2008 10:16 AM

        Herndon source: http://www.thetortillafactory.com/bul...

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          Jason1 Dec 3, 2008 08:26 AM

          Not that this would help you, but I watched the cooks at Taqueria Serrano in Annapolis pressing fresh flour tortillas for burritos. It looked like quite the workout.

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