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Like-Go-Eat? | Dec 22, 200510:57 PM

My wife wanted to experiment with a different masa this year for Christmas tamales. Last night she brought home a small bag of masa from Los Toros Meat Market and made a half dozen tamales. The result was tamales as smooth as Nana’s were. That result has been a quest for decades. No graininess whatsoever but almost silky -- gormet! The texture is so smooth that I really did not believe it was real masa but the taste is sure a true corn flavor. This is the real thing. I have posted before about their Bags of fresh made Chips, Salsa and guacamole but I never even realized that Los Toros sold masa. Today we tried the re-heat and eat test. Perfect! So now we will go back in the morning for 15 more pounds. Sometimes Tradition can be so good!

Los Toros Meat Market (A small restaurant in the same small building – on the right. Or buy you stuff at the meat counter and make it at home. Masa, Bags of the Best Chips, Salsa and guacamole anyplace, Meats - Asada & Chicken plus a great dried Chili selection)
5225 Peck Rd
El Monte, CA 91732-1122
(626) 444-5757

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