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Miss Tortilla (Durham, NC)- potential find of the year

detlefchef | Mar 5, 200510:47 AM

In David's thread about the Tortilleria on Rosemary St., I mentioned the one I went past on 98 east of Durham. Well, I'm putting on a big Mexican feast for my wife's 40th, so I went out there for some tortillas. Next thing you know (despite having already made a bunch of carnitas and marinated some chickens to grill), I've got $40 worth of BBQ'd beef cheeks, lengua, tamales, cooked red salsa, and, of course, the tortillas. I couldn't help myself.

I'll have to report later on most of the stuff as I just got home and the party is later, but I did have the tamales (pork btw). Very good with the notable flaw of each having a bone in it. I'm cool with the occasional bone, but 3 for 3 is a bit much.

Besides the enormous tortilla machine, they also have several large rotisseries cooking off wonderful looking chickens. They also had pans of carnitas, but, as I mentioned, I've got that part covered. Depending on the quality of the meats I bought today, I'll give those a whirl some other time.

They don't sell tacos, just tortillas and prepared meats by the pound.

If nothing else, it's worth the trip just to check out the scene. As you are driving east on 98 from the 70, it will be on your left just past the Papa John's Pizza. The marquis simply reads "Tortilleria Carniceria"

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