The Last Tortilla Kings of Brooklyn | Food Skills

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  • Published on:  Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Bushwick, Brooklyn was once an epicenter for Mexican cuisine in NYC, earning the nickname the “Tortilla Triangle” in the process. Today, Mi Barrio Tortilleria is one of the only tortilla factories that remains, churning out hundreds of thousands of tortillas every day.

    In this special edition of Food Skills, owners Miguel and Nelson Carrera give First We Feast an intimate glimpse into Mi Barrio’s decades-long history on Flushing Avenue. Together, the Carreras have successfully transformed a struggling tortilla factory into a booming food-service empire, supplying goods to neighborhood taquerias, as well as Michelin-starred Mexican restaurants.

    Here, as Miguel and Nelson tour Mi Barrio’s production facility and its surrounding neighborhood, the brothers share the details behind their family’s uniquely American success story.

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  • First We Feast

    First We Feast

     7 months ago +192

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  • Luis Becerra

    Luis Becerra

     13 hours ago

    Yo soy molinero no estan ocupando personal

  • Julie Flores

    Julie Flores

     a months ago

    Tortillas are life 👌👌

  • Sergio R********

    Sergio R********

     2 months ago

    This is the "ganas " that is Mexicans have.

  • markmeadowz


     3 months ago +1

    Man I love Food Skillz. These videos are great

  • Nopares 19

    Nopares 19

     3 months ago

    La mejor tortilla son hechas a mano

  • floyd loonie

    floyd loonie

     3 months ago

    In 1964 Our family took a 2 month trip and went to New York for the worlds fair and we brought a couple dozen packages of tortillias with us because none of our relatives back there had ever tried mexican food of any type. We introduced them to tacos, enchiladas, chile verde, chile colorado, etc... The hot sauce was too much heat for their palates,. It was not their favorite type of food, but they enjoyed tasting the food that we ate on a regular basis in California. They had never even seen a tortilla before the ones we brought with us.

  • alex barbosa

    alex barbosa

     3 months ago

    I love it 🥰

  • justin spletzer

    justin spletzer

     3 months ago

    Good job to these brothers!

  • Kill Me

    Kill Me

     3 months ago

    I cringe at the way he says Tortilla

  • Andry Andry

    Andry Andry

     3 months ago

    One mexican sell legal. Another mexican cracked legals.

  • Masaharu Morimoto

    Masaharu Morimoto

     4 months ago


  • Sheck Jesus

    Sheck Jesus

     4 months ago

    More of this. Less burger show

  • Ville Mononen

    Ville Mononen

     5 months ago

    Great guys, well done!

  • sebas l

    sebas l

     5 months ago


  • Javier Vargas

    Javier Vargas

     5 months ago

    Here in California, we have tortillerías that use nixtamal, not maseca.

  • Nurse Lucy

    Nurse Lucy

     5 months ago

    Awe. What nice boys

  • BlackWave54


     5 months ago

    What he mean? The one on Starr and wycoff closed?

  • NordLermal05


     6 months ago +1

    The thumbnail look like Mexican Guitar hero

  • Grayson Kiser

    Grayson Kiser

     6 months ago

    Anyone immediately think of guitar hero