09 August, 2009

Tortillas Columbus

Kokis Tortilla Factory

If touring taco trucks in Columbus has inspired you to roll your own, then I know of a place you should go to pick up some tortillas.

Kokis is a tortilla factory on Columbus' West side and my mom has been there enough times that she gets greeted with very friendly and familiar hello. As I was admiring the line through a window, someone invited onto floor to see the whole process. They start with corn, treat it with lime (nixtamal), then grind that into masa. the masa is fed into rollers which flatten and cut the tortillas to size. they bake in an oven then zigzag over racks then are packed by hand into plastic bags. Show up in the morning and you can get warm tortillas. While we were at Koki's my mom asked where was the best Mexican grocery store. We were directed to La Plaza Tapatia.

La Plaza Tapatia

Living in Chicago all these years, I have been to a wide range of Mexican Groceries from Chicago Heights to Pilsen to Albany Park and La Plaza Tapatia is very very nice store. They have everything you would need for a barbacoa.

Single Pork rind

Did somebody say cookout?

Pork Taco

I love pork tacos. We have had a lot of adventures here in Columbus, including bacon camp, the fair and butchering a whole pig. I hope to write about this stuff soon, but in the meantime take a look at the pics from this trip on flckr. Better yet, go fix yourself something good to eat.


Kokis Tortillas
2992 Sullivant Ave
Columbus 43204

La Plaza Tapatia
4233 Shoppers Lane (Behind Westland Mall)
Columbus 43228


mac said...

I forgot to mention you can also get nixtamal and fresh masa at Kokis.

Tim Collins said...

Mac... if you like pork tacos, you may want to look at making Carne Adobado. It's a New Mexico specialty that is like a pulled pork stewed in chilies. I have a co-worker that move up here to Chitown from Albuquerque and turned me on to this. It's to die for.