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ISO small corn tortillas in the East Bay ...

AntarcticWidow May 31, 2011 09:38 AM

Hey-yulp! I am in need of small corn tortillas, maybe 3-1/2" to 4" in diameter. I am making small-sized soft tacos, taking 1 or 2 bites to eat. I've checked at Mi Tierra in Berkeley and Berkeley Bowl. The brands I considered are Mi Abuelita and La Tortilla, but they are too big.

Is there such a product on the market, or do I buy a couple of bags of masa and have a go at it with my tortilla press? I need 175-200 of them, possibly more.

TIA for any suggestions!


Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Mi Tierra
2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

La Tortilla Restaurant
495 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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    potato or yam RE: AntarcticWidow May 31, 2011 10:21 AM

    My coworker who runs a taco catering business on the side buys his from La Finca Tortilleria at 3809 Foothill Blvd in Oakland. They make them fresh, and they taste really good for store bought tortillas. I know he calls ahead with an order, I don't know if you can just drop in and buy them.

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      Pius Avocado III RE: AntarcticWidow May 31, 2011 10:41 AM

      Mi Pueblo carries perfect small-sized tortillas.

      Mi Pueblo Food Center
      1630 High St, Oakland, CA 94601

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        Ruth Lafler RE: Pius Avocado III Jun 10, 2011 11:51 AM

        They do, and they're fresh made on site. They also have three kinds of colored/flavored tortillas: nopales (green), chipotle (red/orange) and purple hominy (lavender!). The chipotle ones have a nice little chipotle bite to them. I'm trying to think of a way to show off purple tortillas!

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          escargot3 RE: Pius Avocado III Jun 10, 2011 12:02 PM

          great tip. thanks.

        2. AntarcticWidow RE: AntarcticWidow May 31, 2011 11:06 AM

          Thanks POY and PA III - I will check with both of them. I had some fresh masa from La Finca in my refrigerator so I did a time test to see fast I could cook them. While it doesn't take that much time to press them out, I can only fit four tortillas at a time in my pan. I have a flat cast iron grill that spans two burners but I seem to get inconsistent results.

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            wolfe RE: AntarcticWidow Jun 10, 2011 11:58 AM

            Is Food Barn on Rumrill still open? Was 60 for under $2.


            Food Barn
            1835 Rumrill Blvd, San Pablo, CA 94806

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            kc72 RE: AntarcticWidow Jun 10, 2011 12:05 PM

            A couple wks late, but there's a new market in San Pablo (2 locations in Concord also) that has a section that makes tortillas. They also have a bakery, meat dept, produce and taqueria. Also, saw 2 guys setting up a huge grill outside for chicken (I think)

            Las Montanas Market
            13901 San Pablo Ave (just north of Church Lane)
            San Pablo, CA 94806

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