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azsparky Jul 4, 2011 04:33 PM

I'm fairly new to Orange County.....I used to buy my flour tortillas fresh until I moved here, and I haven't found a bakery/tortillaria/whatever that sells them fresh. Anyone have any locations where I can find some? I'll even take someone selling them out of their home at this point!
Thanks all

Andrew

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  1. Servorg RE: azsparky Jul 4, 2011 05:00 PM

    If the Vallarta Supermarket in Anaheim isn't too terribly far from you that would be a likely source.

    www.vallartasupermarket.com

    2394 W. Lincoln Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92801

    ADD: With the caveat that I haven't been here there is:

    Tortilleria Flor DE Mexicali
    1212 S Bristol St, #18
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Cross Streets: Between W Russell Ave and W Wilshire Ave
    Santa Ana, CA
    (714) 751-4132

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      adamclyde RE: Servorg Jul 5, 2011 10:54 AM

      I've been to Tortilleria Flor, though I don't recall them selling flour tortillas. They may... I just don't remember seeing them.

      Fresh flour tortillas are really hard to find here, I think. But if you want corn... my favorites are from El Toro Bravo in Costa Mesa. Slightly thicker than the average, with a slightly coarser ground. Really, really great. Amazing flavor. You can see the nixtamal process in full form there.

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      El Toro Bravo
      12921 Ramona Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

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        Servorg RE: adamclyde Jul 5, 2011 10:56 AM

        Totally blew right by the word flour in that post...thanks for "catching" my error, Adam (I just used up my quota of baseball terms for the year).

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          Servorg RE: Servorg Jul 5, 2011 04:25 PM

          Added a place link for the Anaheim Vallarta Supermarket.

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          Vallarta Supermarket
          2394 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801

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        MahiMahiFish RE: Servorg Jul 5, 2011 04:35 PM

        I see a Robert Thorton referenced Northgate, highly recommended. I live close to LAX & the one near me, no matter what time I shop there, is putting out fresh & hot homemade tortillas. I love the King Size corn, they are fantastic. I can't remember the exact price, but you get a bundle of 'em for @ $3.00. Fantastic...

      3. Das Ubergeek RE: azsparky Jul 5, 2011 11:20 AM

        Try La Reina Tortilleria at Sycamore and East in Anaheim. The tortilleria is all the way in the back of the store, through a little hallway. They sell birotes and bolillos, and very, very good corn tortillas—not sure about flour, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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          Robert Thornton RE: Das Ubergeek Jul 5, 2011 01:00 PM

          The Gonzalez-Northgate market near me has a really nice tortillaria in it. There are a number of OC locations, but I know the different locations vary quite a bit in how nice they are, whether or not they have a bakery, etc. But you can see their locations here:

          http://www.northgatemarkets.com/store...

          and call to see if they make fresh flour ones.

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            Das Ubergeek RE: Robert Thornton Jul 5, 2011 01:10 PM

            I can't speak about the flour tortillas, but the corn tortillas are superior at La Reina. (Northgate Market is far better, however, than bagged Mission brand.)

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          azsparky RE: azsparky Jul 5, 2011 04:07 PM

          Thanks all, or should I say gracias! Man, my mouth is salavating at the prospect of some good fresh hot flour tortillas to enjoy. I'll certainly let ya's know how it ends up!!!

          Andrew

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            Charis RE: azsparky Jul 16, 2011 06:30 PM

            Supermarkets such as Stater Brothers at Adams and Brookhurst have large flour tortillas ready to cook at home on your griddle. They are in plastic bag near the Italian cheese and butter section--saw it yesterday. The other thing are Trader Joe's handmade flour tortillas that are pretty good.

            For corn chips made on the premises from their own corn tortillas I also go to El Toro Bravo on 19th Street in Costa Mesa. The best.

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