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Jun 20, 2012 02:26 AM

Fresh tortillas

What are the best places to buy fresh corn and flour tortillas in Los Angeles?

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  1. This place (Maria's) in Westchester has been mentioned on the LA board before. While I have not been it probably would be a good place to investigate if the location is an easy drive for you. I've seen what look to be really good tortillas at the Mar Vista Farmer's Market, (with plenty of people snapping them up) but again didn't buy any.

    Maria's Tortillas
    5606 W Manchester Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Neighborhood: Westchester / LAX
    (310) 670-2645

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    1. re: Servorg

      I like the flour tortillas there, the corn are not that great.

      1. re: AAQjr

        Thanks for the "boots on the ground" report. Now if we can just find someone who has had the ones at the MV Farmer's Market.

      2. re: Servorg

        Which stand is this at the MV Market? I don't recall seeing one and I go to the Sunday one almost every week. But my head on a swivel is usually to make sure I don't accidentally knock down the free range knee highs.

        1. re: Jase

          I'll have to take a GPS reading the next time I see them. Maybe one of the other MV FM regulars will chime in...(I may have seen them mentioned before by Dommy possibly? Or Bulavinaka? Or?)

          1. re: Jase

            I think that Nacho stand over by the Chocolate lady and the new milk guy sells tortillas. I don't recall that brand they were, I once gave them the once over and decided I'd had better look at Top Valu...


            1. re: Dommy

              Good enough for me. I go to Top Valu enough and it's close enough for me that I usually just grab a pack there as needed. Along with some jalapenos. I usually keep some roasted. That with some cheese and tortillas make a quick easy snack.

              We picked up a quart of the milk. We liked it. Not as rich as Broguiere's but still pretty good. Pricing is comparable to grocery Broguiere's but not at the plant Broguiere's.

              1. re: Jase

                I didn't know they had quarts of milk! It seemed like everyone was going 15 minutes too slow on Sunday, so they were barely set up... We liked the chocolate milk too. Quite nice mellow flavor, not too sweet! :)


                1. re: Dommy

                  Maybe you were just more wide awake than most and on full speed already, LOL!

                  They had three sizes. The small one for $2, the quart for $5 and half gallon for $8. Also had some cheese. We snagged the chipotle jack, about a half pound for $5. Haven't tried it yet figured at worst, it'd make a decent melting cheese for a quesidilla. A quick easy snack!

                  The guy was super friendly after he got set up. Very excited about his product, happy to talk about it. It came up in discussion that I had a slight lactose intolerance but it didn't seem to be as severe with more natural milk products, he was very concerned. Told me that if I had issues with the milk, to come back next week, tell him about it and he'd refund my money. I was impressed by that and told him not to worry about it. It's my problem and I chose to buy the product.

                  Still it was nice of him to offer. It'll be interesting to see how he does with the milk and cheese. That's three cheese guys now in that market. But he's the only milk one. I'd like to see him carry some regular milk too and not just chocolate.

        2. Made fresh by hand flour tortilas can be found at La Azteca on Cesar Chavez Bl near the 710.

          Made by hand stick to your ribs corn tortillas can be found at Cinco Puntos on Cesar Chavez near Lorena.


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          1. Gonzalez Northgate Markets is a chain and many of the locations have a tortilleria. You can find the locations here:


            But note that there is a lot of variation from location to location, so call first to ask.

            1. Just had fresh corn tortillas from Frida and they are off the chart.