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Best Corn Tortillas?

foodiegal71 Apr 20, 2009 02:47 PM

What's your favorite corn tortilla to buy? I'm way too lazy to make them myself but I've been saddened by my choices at Whole Foods and HEB. Suggestions?

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  1. TroyTempest RE: foodiegal71 Apr 20, 2009 03:33 PM

    Mr. Natural has really good ones, but they charge .25 each if you buy them to go. The manager told me where they get their dough from. I want to say El Lago, but I can't be sure.

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      TroyTempest RE: TroyTempest Apr 21, 2009 05:50 AM

      On second thought, it might be El Milagro where he said they get them from

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        dinaofdoom RE: TroyTempest Mar 29, 2010 09:38 AM

        el milagro is right nearby the east side mr. natural, so that would make sense.

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      bassque RE: foodiegal71 Apr 20, 2009 03:37 PM

      I'd head over to El Milagro Tortilleria and buy them there. It's been a while since I've bought corn tortillas there but I'm addicted to their flour tortillas.

      910 E 6th St - just a block or two east of I35 at the corner of 6th and San Marcos.

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        zebcook RE: bassque Apr 20, 2009 04:12 PM

        Definitely El Milagro. The white corn ones are made fresh daily (day old ones are sold cheap), soft and not sour. Open early every morning (including Sundays). Plus you can fresh chips, flour tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, chicarrones, and masa by the lb.

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          ianmarks RE: zebcook Apr 30, 2009 10:13 AM

          I love this place. Also their bags of chips are much cheaper from the source than from most grocery stores.

          I have found the homemade corn tortillas from central market (when you can find them) are pretty good for frying (super thin) but tend to get destroyed when rolled.

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        NirvRush RE: foodiegal71 Apr 20, 2009 04:04 PM

        sazon has awesome corn tortillas.

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          auspr RE: foodiegal71 Apr 20, 2009 07:35 PM

          In my opinion the best store corn tortillas in Austin are at El Milagro. From the restaurants that make their own my favorites are Chango's, El Meson and Curras makes a pretty good red corn tortilla.

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            kcruz RE: foodiegal71 Mar 27, 2010 05:08 PM

            Tortilleria Rio Grande (on Braker, just east of I35) has AWESOME fresh corn tortillas. They are $2 for 2 lbs (which is approximately 30 tortillas).

            1. chispa_c RE: foodiegal71 Mar 29, 2010 05:26 AM

              I always buy my corn tortillas from Jorge's on Hancock. If you call first, you don't have to wait and you can pick them up steaming hot. Can't beat that.

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