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San Pablo – La Loma’s smoky house-made tortillas


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San Pablo – La Loma’s smoky house-made tortillas

rworange | Jul 20, 2006 05:28 AM

I’ve never had tortillas like these. They are really addictive. I’m not that much of a tortilla fan, but I’ve eaten more of these than I should.

They are thick and slightly under-cooked with a few light griddle marks. There is a delicious smoky taste and aroma. They make swell quesadillas or just to eat on the side with a dish. They are not the type of tortillas that can be used for a taco or a burrito because if they are folded, they crack in half. I’m not sure where that smoke is coming from, the ingredients just say corn, flour and water. Maybe the corn is roasted?

La Loma also makes its own paletas, but unfortunately they just look like all the others, in bright unnatural colors. Haven’t tried them yet.

The market has quite a few items, but other than the tortillas it is not appealing to me. There is a large meat counter in the back and there are house-made sauces and condiments. There are items I haven’t seen in other markets like containers of small dried fish and ground dry shrimp. The tamales ($1.25) were just ok. The chicken tamale was moist and had large chuncks of chicken in a red sauce but not much spice.

But ... oh those tortillas.

There seems to be a number of businesses in the Bay Area called “La Loma No” with a number assigned. Don’t know if they are related.

La LOMA No 5
1992 23RD St
San Pablo, CA 94806-3634
(510) 235-5685

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