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HELP! "Tortillas TO GO...westside"

CharlesKochel Apr 10, 2013 05:01 PM

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..)

  1. Servorg Apr 10, 2013 05:11 PM

    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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      Servorg Apr 10, 2013 05:33 PM

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

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        Dirtywextraolives Apr 10, 2013 07:11 PM

        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.

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          CharlesKochel Apr 11, 2013 08:40 AM

          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.

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        Dirtywextraolives Apr 10, 2013 07:10 PM

        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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          CharlesKochel Apr 11, 2013 08:40 AM

          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.

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            Dirtywextraolives Apr 11, 2013 08:42 AM

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

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          Dirtywextraolives Apr 10, 2013 07:10 PM

          Here's the thread I was referring to:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701381

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            maudies5 Apr 11, 2013 11:07 AM

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

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              ns1 May 28, 2013 10:12 AM

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

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              budlit Apr 11, 2013 02:50 PM

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

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                CharlesKochel Apr 11, 2013 03:35 PM

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

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                  Thor123 Apr 11, 2013 05:51 PM

                  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.

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                  Dirtywextraolives Apr 11, 2013 04:30 PM

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

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                    CharlesKochel Apr 11, 2013 04:59 PM

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

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                      Dirtywextraolives Apr 11, 2013 07:33 PM

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

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                  Thor123 Apr 11, 2013 02:50 PM

                  I believe Frida makes their own and they are very good.

                  1. CharlesKochel May 26, 2013 10:54 AM

                    looks like the new "seasalt" (former Jack n' Jills) on SM ave. has fresh tortillas to go... http://seasaltfishgrill.com/index.php...

                    1. Wayno May 28, 2013 08:40 AM

                      Tacos Puntas Cabras in SM at Santa Monica and about 23rd sells their homemade corn tortillas. Very good.

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                        lapizzamaven May 28, 2013 10:55 AM

                        I definitely would go to La Cabana on Rose/Lincoln in Venice...best in the area!

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