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pcs May 17, 2010 09:26 PM

tip on where to buy fresh tortillas? ....live on westside. grilling fajitas, guac, fresh pico, etc, but tortillas i've tried to make myself suck........ fresh tortillas key in trying to sell my thai mother-in-law on the virtues of tex-mex. some ok. grocery options (i miss central market in texas), but willing to go the extra mile if you've got the right spot

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  1. monku RE: pcs May 17, 2010 09:33 PM

    Check out Superior Grocers.
    They make their tortillas fresh on the premises. They also make fresh salsas.

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      pcs RE: monku May 17, 2010 09:43 PM

      right on....

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        taiwanesesmalleats RE: monku May 18, 2010 04:53 PM

        They also turn them into fresh tortilla chips!

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        Burger Boy RE: pcs May 17, 2010 09:40 PM

        Gallegos Bros. on Venice has some special tortillas they sell, machine made but to their specifications. I usually fry them but if someone knows how to reheat them. There is also La Azteca Tortillaria on Caesar Chavez.

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        Gallegos Mexican Deli
        12470 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        La Azteca Tortilleria
        4538 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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          pcs RE: Burger Boy May 17, 2010 09:45 PM

          gallegos close enough....... tamales there worth a shot as well?

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          degustateur RE: pcs May 18, 2010 08:33 AM

          Los Cinco Puntos
          3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
          Los Angeles, CA 90063
          (323) 261-4084

          Not only can you pick-up some dynamite fresh-made (while you watch) tortillas – thicker than most with a delightful texture and flavor, you can get anything and everything you need to fill ‘em. On the other hand, do as I do and get them already filled. A real gem of a market/take-out. Worth the drive to ELA.

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

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            monku RE: degustateur May 18, 2010 08:46 AM

            Definitely Cinco Puntos if you're willing to go the extra miles!

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

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              pcs RE: monku May 18, 2010 08:53 AM

              fantastic... think i'll make that trip saturday. if i can wait that long

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                monku RE: pcs May 18, 2010 08:57 AM

                Difference is they're hand made not machine made and definitely better served the day you buy them.

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                  Burger Boy RE: pcs May 18, 2010 09:09 AM

                  I think La Azteca has better corn tortillas and they have great flour tortillas all hand made!

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                  La Azteca Tortilleria
                  4538 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA

            2. lapizzamaven RE: pcs May 18, 2010 09:34 AM

              I absolutely love the hand made corn tortillas at La Cabana in Venice(Rose nr Lincoln). thick and almost sweet...

              1. Dommy RE: pcs May 18, 2010 09:36 AM

                My fave on the westside are taco size from Top Value Market in Mar Vista...

                --Dommy!

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                  Norm Man RE: Dommy May 18, 2010 01:31 PM

                  Second Dommy's rec for Top Valu Market:

                  Top Valu Market
                  4700 Inglewood Blvd (South of Culver Blvd)
                  Culver City 90230
                  (310) 390-9630

                  http://www.kvmart.com

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                    Jase RE: Dommy May 18, 2010 04:50 PM

                    3rd! and if you care to try other things, they also make their own sopes and huraches.

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