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sheikkila Feb 25, 2013 02:54 PM

Does anyone know anywhere in the Twin Cities who make their own tortillas?

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    SmartCookie RE: sheikkila Feb 25, 2013 03:20 PM

    Do you mean a restaurant or a factory? Corn or flour?

    La Perla at Lake and Bloomington in Mpls is a factory that makes their corn and flour tortillas daily, and many restaurants make their own - Los Ocampo at Lake and Chicago makes excellent flour ones you can also take home.

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      sheikkila RE: SmartCookie Feb 25, 2013 03:27 PM

      Yes, I mean in the restaurant, thank you! Either corn or flour I'm down with. I've never been to Los Ocampo so that may be the winner this week. Thanks much!

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        jaycooke RE: sheikkila Feb 27, 2013 05:31 PM

        If you order the Platillo combo at Los Ocampo, you get these thick, delicious, obviously homemade corn tortillas. If you order the tacos, I don't know if they are homemade or not -- they are much thinner and look commercial , but I am no expert.

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      bkmnus RE: sheikkila Feb 25, 2013 04:08 PM

      I would assume that if they had a day's warning you could get some of the awesome homemade corn tortillas at Maya Cuisine around 18th and Central NE. Mama takes her time cranking them out but they are good and a bit thicker than most corn tortillas so that they only use one per taco.

      If you hit Maya be sure to get a taste of their salsa de arbol - a sure winner. Excellent tamales too!

      1. The Dairy Queen RE: sheikkila Feb 25, 2013 05:59 PM

        Sonora Grill in Midtown Global Market.


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          sandylc RE: sheikkila Feb 26, 2013 06:49 PM

          Many tortilla makers around the TC have begun putting preservatives in their tortillas. Surely an economical decision, as without them the tortillas stale very quickly. But these preservative give a gummy quality to tortillas. Just a heads up.

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            sheikkila RE: sandylc Feb 27, 2013 07:05 AM

            That's a really great piece of info sandylc, thanks! I am just jonesin' for a homemade tortialla like I had in Houston and Austin last year. I wish we could get those places here too.

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              docfood RE: sheikkila Feb 27, 2013 07:41 AM

              I think Manana in E. St Paul, W 7th st. makes some of the best handmade corn tortillas I have eaten in this country. They are thick, chewy, dense and delicious.

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                sandylc RE: docfood Feb 27, 2013 10:27 AM

                Sounds like a road trip!

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              mitch cumstein RE: sandylc Feb 28, 2013 07:36 AM

              What places have started doing that?

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                sandylc RE: mitch cumstein Feb 28, 2013 09:32 AM

                La Perla, for one. And when I look at all of the tortillas at El Burrito Mercado, it is rare to find preservative-free tortillas, whether made here or imported from Chicago.

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              getgot211 RE: sheikkila Feb 27, 2013 12:33 PM

              The tortillas at Homi on University were great.

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                sandylc RE: getgot211 Feb 27, 2013 12:39 PM

                I'm anxious to try that place.

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                BigE RE: sheikkila Feb 28, 2013 07:22 AM

                I just made my first visit to Maya Cuisine. Those tortillas are most definitely hand made. REALLY good barbacoa too.

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