I knew then that she had got off at the correct tram stop. I called back "I'll be there in a minute, you can probably see me power-striding towards you."
La Tortilleria really is in the middle of nowhere. You turn South off Racecourse road just near the Citylink overpass and head down Stubbs St, filled with offices and industrial buildings.
Just when you think you may have taken the wrong street you come upon the bright mural that graces the side of La Tortilleria- a little oasis in the middle of an urban desert
We were led to our table past the glassed-off tortilla factory, through a maze of hallways and small rooms and into a Mexican nana's lounge room, complete with crochet doily table-toppers. It felt terribly cosy and reminded me of my Nona's house.
A little bowl of house made corn chips and salsa appeared while we perused the drinks menu
There is a concise wine list with a mixture of Argentinian, Uraguayan and Spanish wines, a range of local and imported beer, sangria and of course tequila based cocktails.
I went for a zucchini flower quesadilla
Lots of zucchini flower, maybe pickled because there was a tangy vinegary flavour, with loads of toasty cheese.
Of course we had to get tacos- Beef
Both tacos were fantastic but the pork won by a narrow margin with its crispy meat and chunks of caramelised pineapple which added some juicy sweetness.
We shared a piece of their famed vanilla flan for dessert. Dense and custardy with lashings of bitter toffee sauce. Like a grown up creme caramel.
This place is great value. For less than $35 I had two glasses of wine, two tacos, a quesadilla and a shared dessert (and was quite full).
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