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Fresh Tortillas??

asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 10:24 AM

Where can I buy the best corn and flour tortillas in the greater LA area...Hollywood/WeHo/Mid Wilshire/Westside?

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    Burger Boy RE: asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    You need to go east, not sure there are any commercial places that sell fresh. There are some restaurants that make them fresh but not sure if they would sell them. This is where I go http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-azteca-tor...


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      annapurna7 RE: asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 12:07 PM

      Check Top Valu market in Mar Vista. They have high turnaround on tortillas and they carry local brands such as Diana's. If you want same-day fresh, that will be difficult to find on the Westside, but markets such as Top Valu do carry masa harina and masa preparada if you want to try to make your own. :-)

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        annapurna7 RE: annapurna7 Apr 14, 2010 03:48 PM

        Just an FYI that I stepped into Top Valu today for a torta and they make their corn tortillas in-house.

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          cant talk...eating RE: annapurna7 Apr 15, 2010 09:19 PM

          Second Top Valu - great chips too.

          But only for that area - there are many more options once you get east of Western, along Pico and toward downtown. Found a few places just typing "tortilleria" onto Google maps, one of which I've been to and highly recommend (Expresion, 3301 W. Pico).

          Been curious about a large, possibly Latin supermarket on Adams west of La Brea (just so. of 10 Fwy.), maybe called "Ranch". Haven't been in yet, but that may be a closer option to mid-city. Anyone know anything about it?

        2. Kitchen Queen RE: asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 02:48 PM

          I buy the fresh made corn from Vallarta Market. The couple near me have their own presses. I even catch the press maker and aske for only 10-15 and not the 50 or so that's prepacked. Always warm and fresh. Blue, white and yellow corn tortillas.

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            boogiebaby RE: Kitchen Queen Apr 14, 2010 03:20 PM

            Same here -- I get the freshly made, still hot in the package ones from Vallarta.

            Vallarta Restaurant
            563 W Ventura St, Fillmore, CA 93015

          2. DiveFan RE: asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 05:16 PM

            There are literally hundreds of places that make 'fresh' tortillas but I'm coming to believe that most of their products are mediocre due to the masa used (made with corn flour/Maseca).

            I try to find yellow tortillas on the possibly erroneous assumption that they are made from ground nixtamalized corn kernels. I don't buy corn flour - are some brands yellow colored with no preservatives? TIA!

            My best homemade tortillas have been made with Diana's yellow masa (no preservatives per label).

            1. monku RE: asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 06:21 PM

              You want "fresh" or "handmade" tortillas?
              For the best "handmade" tortillas go to Los Cinco Puntos in East LA.
              3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
              Los Angeles, CA 90063
              (323) 261-4084

              You want good "fresh" machine made tortillas check out Superior Grocers...they make tortillas in most of their markets throughout the day.

              Cinco Puntos
              3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063

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                sadiegirl RE: asb1045 Apr 14, 2010 06:51 PM

                any of the Carillos restaurants in the valley have great tortillas. they also have great cooked meats to-go.

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                  carter RE: sadiegirl Apr 14, 2010 09:50 PM

                  While Carrillo's is a very good suggestion for Valleyites, for those more proximate to Downey and environs, try Amapola Deli/Market on Florence at Old River School.
                  They have been known to show up in selected offices in downtown LA to major oohs, aahs and thank yous!!!

                2. lapizzamaven RE: asb1045 Apr 16, 2010 09:33 AM

                  I have been getting great,fresh, hand made tortillas, the corn are thick and almost sweet, at La Cabana on Rose nr Lincoln in Venice...

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