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has anyone ever bought from a tortilleria?

There's one right up the street; do they sell tortillas only in bulk (like for restaurants)??? How are they usually sold? I've read that fresh tortillas are really good.

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  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    There's one right up the street; do they sell tortillas only in bulk (like for restaurants)??? How are they usually sold? I've read that fresh tortillas are really good.

    i don't know, but i loooove fresh corn tortillas! let me know how it works out if you buy from them.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    My worry is that I don't speak any Spanish. This place has their store hours and all the signs written in Spanish, and I just don't want to go in there looking and sounding like a fool. I'm just shy and self-conscious like that :sad:

    But I really want to taste the difference!
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Fresh tortillas are about eleventy billion times better than the grocery store ones.

    The tortilleria I go to sells tortillas 50 at a time. They're separated by a waxed paper square. When we get them home, we separate them from their waxed paper squares, put them in a freezer baggie and throw them in the freezer.

    We take out what we need as we need them, and heat them on a comal on top the stove.

    NO MORE PLASTIC-Y TORTILLAS!!!
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  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    Thank you for posting this question because I looked into how much tortillas cost from the local place here, and they are only $.82/doz., which is way cheaper than what the grocery store sells them.

    And don't worry about the language barrier. I'm sure you'll be fine!
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Oh boy.....I can't wait to go in there now! I was worried because in this part of the city, if this place gets ANY non-Spanish-speaking customers, I'd be surprised. But I can't put it off any longer; I'll let you all know how it goes!
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Oh boy.....I can't wait to go in there now! I was worried because in this part of the city, if this place gets ANY non-Spanish-speaking customers, I'd be surprised. But I can't put it off any longer; I'll let you all know how it goes!

    Pointing, smiling and laughing at yourself will help. :D And I'll bet they have some English, so you'll be able to get order your tortillas.

    And THEN you will be in HEAVEN. :)
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I GOT 'EM!!!!!!:cheers::blob2::glasses1:

    I got a bag of about 50 for a little less than 2 bucks.....lordy they smell SO good. I can't wait till my crockpot of pinto beans is ready; is there any good Mexican cheese (preferably one that melts) than anyone suggests? Because I'm about to hit another Latin market later!
  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    I love queso fresco. You could put it in your beans, but I like to eat slices of it. It is soooo good! I love the stuff. Although we have a very large Mexican population in Anchorage, we don't have too many specialty shops. I get this cheese from the grocery store.

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    ps- You're making me hungry.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Okay, so I decided to visit a very large Latino supermarket this evening to look for the cheese.

    And....I.....found..............*must remain calm*

    BLUE CORN TORTILLAS!!!!!!! I launched a massive search at Whole Foods and other places near my job a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't find them ANYWHERE. I've always wanted to try them.

    Unfortunately the package was so huge and having just bought a big stack of regular ones (it's only 2 of us eating), I didn't want any to go to waste. But I know where to get them now.

    I've found the "what have I been doing to my Mexican food all these years?" thread and favorited it; I don't really know how to cook anything beyond quesadillas or wrapping beans with cheese in tortillas, though. This particular store has foods from ALL of South America/islands, not just Mexico. It's a huge place.