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Feb 3, 2012 08:24 PM

Is there anywhere in Montreal for fresh flour tortillas

I am looking for somewhere I can find fresh flour tortillas in montreal. It seems that there are the ones at the grocery store and there are a few brands that come from the states. Does anyone in Canada make flour tortillas?

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  1. Tortilleria Maya 234 Jean-Talon Est

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    1. re: EaterBob

      Maya doesn't make there own flour tortillas only corn. The flour ones they sell are from the US, they sometimes carry one type with no labeling not sure where they are from.

      1. re: ios94

        you sure about that? when they were on st-laurent they definitely made their own flour tortillas

        1. re: BarackHObama

          Not 100% sure, but basing it on the flour ones they sell right now (label says Made in US). I remember them telling me when they first moved to the the JTM location that they would start making their own flour tortillas but every time I asked they said, "not yet". I can't recall them making flour ones when they were on St Laurent.

          1. re: ios94

            they used to have a big bin of flour tortillas and sold them by weight in paper bags
            i haven't been to maya in years

            1. re: BarackHObama

              I think you are referring to the corn ones they make, OP is asking for flour.

                1. re: BarackHObama

                  At JTM, Maya only sells fresh corn tortillas. I asked about a month ago.

    2. The best flour tortillas I have purchased in Montreal are at Che-Churro at Somerled on NDG. The tortillas are not fresh, but are the best I have found so far.

      1. There are amazing, soft flour tortillas at the latin butcher Mundial(?) just on the west side of the JTM (behind the pet store on Jean Talon). Heads and shoulders better than anything else I've found. I'd swap my pillow for a bag willingly.

        Two sizes, both in a hamper in front of the cheese and meat section as you walk in. Red writing on the bag. While you're there, pick up some of their house crema, soft mexican cheese from the water bins and the incredibly good fresh chorizo - you'll best any mexican resto in the city.

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        1. re: wokhei

          Yes, their chorizo is excellent. As far the tortillas go, if you are talking about the ones I think you are they are pretty standard and filled with a ton of preservatives that give them that suspicious smell.

          1. re: wokhei

            The only flour tortillas I saw at Boucherie Mundial are from the brand La Banderita - A national American brand made in various locations around the US. They also sell them at Maya and Sabor Latino.

            According to an online discussion based out of Chicago - multiple people wrote that they do not taste as good as the locally made brands.

          2. There is a company called Mejicano in the Anjou area.

            The 10 inch flour tortillas contain the following ingredients:
            Enriched white flour, water, canola oil, salt, baking powder, potassium sorbate, sodium propionate, monoglycerides, sodium stearil-2-lactylate, fumaric acid, maltodextrine, cellulose gum, carraghenine, l-cysteine chlorohydrate.

            It looks like a 'local' industrial-scale operation. They sell them at Bonanza and Mayrand among other grocery stores. Not fresh and simple though. The search continues