If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it's filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they'll float. Try some Mexican fare with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of handmade Mexican cuisine and drinks at Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona. Featuring tortillas and tamales made from 100% corn, Tortilleria Nixtamal squelches Sonoran cravings with a menu consisting of authentic Mexican favorites. Sample traditional dishes like tamales ($2.50), chicken tacos ($7.00), enchiladas verdes ($8.00), milanesa ($10.00), and more. Patrons are invited to embark upon guided tours of the production kitchen and, on slower nights, can make their own corn-constructed tortillas, enabling a sense of edible self-accomplishment that rivals a mantelpiece Discus Thrower made of ham. Sidle up for these made-to-order edibles during Tortilleria's winter hours, which last through March: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The New York Times, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and Serious Eats featured Tortilleria Nixtamal, while Harlem World mentioned it. More than 100 Yelpers give Tortilleria Nixtamal an average of 4.5 stars, and 88% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- This place is worth a trip--really good food, incredibly friendly owners. – Sarah DiGregorio, the Village Voice
- Unlike most, this sunny, family-run tortilleria painstakingly grinds corn into fresh masa for many of its dishes. This means that the tamales are delicate and fluffy, and profoundly corny tortillas envelop fillings such as fried skate in the first-rate fish tacos. – Harlem World