There's something heavenly about the tortillas at St. Mary's. They have a fresh, chewy texture with just the slightest hint of scorching to give them flavor. While some fans like the thicker gorditos-style, we love the tissue-thin large tortillas, big enough to wrap an entire meal in, yet resilient enough to not make a mess. The rest of the menu at this unassuming family business is great, too, especially the tasty carne seca entrées. But it's the tortillas that always win the kudos, and we don't disagree. When you pick up a pack, don't be surprised if you find yourself unwrapping the hand-tied bag and sampling their soft freshness before you even get home.
2. Anita Street Market, 849 N. Anita Ave., 882-5280
Votes of note:
- Alejandro's Tortilla Factory and Bakery, 5330 S. 12th Ave., 889-2279
- Teresa's Mosaic Café, 2455 N. Silverbell Road, 624-4512
"lady outside of Food City"; "lady outside of Osco"; "guy on Fourth Avenue" (two votes); "my mom" (three votes)