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Apr 10, 2013 05:01 PM

HELP! "Tortillas TO GO...westside"

Live in Topanga: looking for someone making a mean corn & flour tortilla from scratch...? please advise, thank you in advance (Woodland Hills & Calabasas - Malibu and the Palisades are easy pick ups..)

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  1. If you really want to stick to those areas I'd check with some of the local farmers markets and see who may be selling fresh tortillas.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Just a thought off the top of my head. I wonder if Abuelitas in the middle of Topanga Canyon makes fresh tortillas? It might be worth checking with them (the do advertise catering on their website).

      1. re: Servorg

        Haven't been in quite a few years, but when I did go, I can assure you they were not using fresh tortillas. But perhaps OP can call & ask.

        1. re: Servorg

          I called them before I asked my chounders. I'm finding a decent grocery store on Vecente and Entrada, but it's not a paper thin heavenly gandma love type of wrap. There is one little shop in Malibu I'll ask today. thanks.

      2. Trust me, no one in the Palisades is making fresh tortillas. And I don't know about Malibu, but given there are not a lot of immigrants living there, I highly doubt it.

        The closest place I can think of is La Cabana in Venice on Rose, but I've never been there or had them so really can't judge.

        Perhaps try a small Mexi mart in the Valley, or even in West LA? An old CH thread also talked of a Top Valu Market on Inglewood & Braddock, but for some reason I can't link it for you.

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        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          Thanks. I've called around, no good ~~ There is one little shop in Malibu that might be pressing some corn wraps, I'll call them today.

          1. re: CharlesKochel

            Please let me know if you find some in the area.....

          1. Pretty sure Poquito Mas makes their own tortillas. Perhaps they would willing to see you only their tortillas.

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            1. re: maudies5

              they make their own but they're not very good.

            2. Oddly enough, Kay and Daves in the Palisades makes handmade corn tortillas. Also try La Costa Mission Restaurant in Malibu.

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              1. re: budlit

                SUPER GREAT. I work in the Palisades, so I'll pick a few up and give them a try.

                1. re: CharlesKochel

                  I have only been to the Frida BH, but I believe they have a branch further west and confirmed they do their own. They are good.

                2. re: budlit

                  Really? Well, if they do, they aren't very good. Probably because they don't use lard in anything.

                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    wow. Lard is good for the soul! ~this southern boy

                    1. re: CharlesKochel

                      Absolutely. I can't think of a worse place for Mexican, it's utterly tasteless......