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where to find corn tortillas calgary

denidill May 21, 2010 06:24 AM

I am new to Mexican food and want to try a recipe calling for corn tortillas. So far I have just checked Safeway and Co-op, but only see flour tortillas? Any suggestions on where else I should look? Perhaps I need to go to a speciality store? Thanks.

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    Sisero May 31, 2010 01:23 PM

    I get an enormous big bag of real corn tortillas in Forest Lawn at La Tiendona - 1836 36 Street SE. I'd guess you get between 60-75 for about $5. Fry them in a dry cast iron skillet and they will have you on your knees!

    1. John Manzo May 22, 2010 07:59 AM

      ...And I picked up some milk at the little Family Foods on 17th SW (next to Jaro Blue) and THEY have corn tortillas. I'd say you have dozens of options.

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      1. re: John Manzo
        denidill May 29, 2010 05:59 PM

        thanks, all you great Calgarians!!! I know if I ask a question here someone will know the answer. Everyone is so knowledgeable about their food on chowhound.

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        nonlinear May 21, 2010 10:35 AM

        i agree with the others about Las Tortillas, but just wanted to point out that Co-op actually DOES carry corn tortillas, but they are located on a small stand in the bakery/deli area, NOT alongside other tortillas in either the bread section or the "mexican" section with the Old El Paso flour tortillas... that's right, co-op has 3 different locations for tortillas. Why on earth anyone would think it clever to place the tortillas in 3 different locations throughout the store is beyond me... good grief!

        and good luck!

        Las Tortillas
        4100 Marlborough Dr NE #2, Calgary, AB T2A 2Z5, CA

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        1. re: nonlinear
          sharonanne May 21, 2010 09:15 PM

          My local Safeway does the same thing. Have to wonder who makes these decisions. If it isn't at the store level then the level above is micro-managing because the three stores I rotate through don't have things in the same place.

          1. re: nonlinear
            Lingcullen Sep 9, 2010 08:22 PM

            As far as I am concerned the corn tortillas at safeway are not really worth finding to begin with.

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              nonlinear Sep 9, 2010 09:08 PM


          2. John Manzo May 21, 2010 08:48 AM

            There are lots of places. Las Tortillas has been mentioned. You can also buy them at Boca Loca in the Beltline, at Salsita off 14 St NW and Northmount Dr, at Tres Marias at CFM and at its own store off 34th Ave in Marda Loop, and there are several Latin American market scattered around the city.

            Las Tortillas
            4100 Marlborough Dr NE #2, Calgary, AB T2A 2Z5, CA

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            1. re: John Manzo
              sweeterpea May 21, 2010 09:06 AM

              You can also get Tres Marias at some other stores such as Planet Organic or Amaranth if you that is more convenient for you.

              Superstore carries corn tortillas but it's their Blue Menu brand; they're pretty good.

            2. worldwidestuff May 21, 2010 06:41 AM

              I get mine here:


              There are some other places around town that carry their goods if the NE is too far for you.

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