Recently on the 2010 Dallas Burger Tour, we slammed the kitchen at Wingfield’s on Beckley in South Dallas. While we waited for our burgers, a few of us spied Tortilleria Tuzantla across the street and we strolled over to take a look. Inside we found Eliza Martinez leading four generations of her family (herself, her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother) making tortillas with an authentic, “hecho en Mexico” tortilla machine inside. A few weeks later, I returned to get a little tour. I found Eliza, but the other generations were off for the day. Eliza was kind enough to take me through the tortilla-making process.
There is some machine noise in the video but Eliza’s work is mostly a visual process anyway.