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Nov 10, 2011 08:43 PM

Best / closest handmade tortillas to Wmsburg

Short of Nixtamal.

Closer options in Bushwick or near(er) Queens?

Grateful for any tips. Thx in advance.

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  1. Tres Hermanos Tortilla Factory in Bushwick. They supply many of the Mexican bodegas in the W'burg/ Bushwick area. Also make decent tacos.

    Tortilleria Mexicana Tres Hermanos
    271 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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    1. re: Silverjay

      Thanks. There are a couple machine-made tortillerias nearby, including this one. Was hoping though to find somewhere I could pick up a couple dozen hand-made tortillas...

      1. re: Jack Barber

        They all use machines don't they? Even Nixtamal?

        1. re: Silverjay

          I guess you're right. I'm not sure how to describe distinction what I'm looking for then -- something more like Nixtamal or the places all over SF Mission or East LA where you can buy "homemade" tortillas warm in a bag than Tres Hermanos or Chinantla. (Not putting latter down, I buy them in delis all the time. Just wanted a slight step up for this particular cooking project...)

          657 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

          1. re: Jack Barber

            Are you asking for a tortilleria that makes tortillas from fresh masa (nixtamalized from freshly ground corn), rather than reconstituted maseca? I think Nixtamal is the only place in NYC for that. Also, looking at the menu from Homemade Taqueria, it looks like they only use maseca like everyone else.

          2. re: Silverjay

            On another thread I had asked about this place w/ allegedly hecho a mano. Slightly less of a haul than Nixtamal so may give it a try w/ Nixtamal as fallback.

            Unless a Bushwick option presents itself next couple hours.

            1. re: Jack Barber

              Ooh, I've never heard of that place. Will have to check it out....Well, good luck.

      2. There's a very good place in Coney Island, around the corner from Nathan's that makes handmade tortillas for their quesadillas. Not sure if they use them for their tacos. It's a large stand with outdoor seating on Bowery Street. Not sure if they're open this time of year.

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        1. re: Barry Strugatz

          The place is Plaza Mexico Dona Zita. Bowery St & Henderson Walk

          Plaza Mexico Dona Zita
          Bowery St Henderson Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11224