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Best flour tortillas in east county?

pRon Aug 31, 2013 02:27 PM

I live in Santee and LOVE the flour tortillas at Las Cuatro Milpas...

But I don't want to burn the gas to get them!

Help me find some good ones in east county, thanks pRon

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    Cathy Aug 31, 2013 02:38 PM

    Kaelin's (El Cajon). The flour tortillas are flaky layered, fresh daily and really nice; in many sizes. My favorite. (I live in Santee also).

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    1. re: Cathy
      pRon Aug 31, 2013 03:45 PM

      Hey Cathy,

      Do you know if they use lard in them?

      'Cause I think that's how they get some great flavor...d;^)

      Thanks,

    2. DiningDiva Aug 31, 2013 03:26 PM

      Would you be willing to drive halfway? Pancho Villas - El Cajon Blvd where it crosses the 805 - makes them fresh from scratch right before your eyes. They have a tortillaria for tortillas de harina in the produce department. They are worth the drive in my opinion, and if I was seeking out really good flour tortillas, I'd make the drive...and I'm not that far from you in San Carlos.

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      1. re: DiningDiva
        pRon Aug 31, 2013 03:46 PM

        Hey DD,

        Same question for you...

        Do you know if they use lard in them?

        'Cause I think that's how they get some great flavor...d;^)

        Thanks,

        1. re: pRon
          DiningDiva Aug 31, 2013 06:05 PM

          Sorry, pRon, I don't have the answer to that question :-(.

          Bet you could call 'em and ask, tho'

          1. re: DiningDiva
            pRon Aug 31, 2013 07:29 PM

            Thanks DD,

            Why yes I could.

            I just thought you might know...d;^)

            Thanks for the tip though, pRon

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            LisaSD Sep 1, 2013 04:42 AM

            Here are the ingredients listed on the package of tortillas that I just bought at Pancho Villas: Harina, manteca vegetal, margarina, royal, sal which I believe translates to: Flour, vegetable shortening, margarine, Royal baking powder, and salt.

            They haven't been making these there that long (maybe 6 months) but already they are flying off the counter. Otay Farms Market in Chula Vista used to be my "go to" place for these kinds of soft, flavorful tortillas but I haven't been there since.

            pRon, the tortillas at Pancho Villas are not thick like Los Cuatro Milpas. I think you are right that they use lard there...sure feels like it!

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              pRon Sep 1, 2013 05:50 AM

              Thanks Lisa,

              I'm guessing it's REAL hard to find 'lard' in this 'nutritionally correct' part of the world...d;^(

              I really haven't checked out Kaelin's yet but it's very close to your Garcia's Puebla Mexicana. I'm wondering if they source some of their items from them?

              Thanks again, pRon

              1. re: pRon
                phee Sep 1, 2013 03:41 PM

                Might also try Foodland at 1099 E Main in El Cajon.

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                  pRon Sep 1, 2013 05:25 PM

                  That's a good thought...d;^)

                  Thanks,

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          LisaSD Sep 1, 2013 05:05 AM

          I also meant to say that the tortillas at Garcia's Puebla Mexicana on East Main in El Cajon looked tempting. Has anyone tried them?

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