Our food philosophy
Tortilleria Nixtamal believes in preserving the healthiness of all-natural foods. We do this by hand-making our dishes, as we do our tortillas, using only the most natural and nutritious ingredients, while also maintaining simplicity to enhance natural flavors.
As a result, the healthy Nixtamal products are complemented by appropriately portioned fillings (e.g., one order of 3 tacos tends to yield about 300 calories), and toppings that dress the fillings in the manner you would find in Mexico.
As a result of these intentions, we adhere to the following:
We use 100% corn that is non-genetically modified and non-transgenic.
Our white corn comes from a family-run farm, Rovey Seed Farm Company, located in Illinois who applies sustainable and kosher-certified practices along with an unprecedented process for selecting the best quality corn for nixtamal production.
Our produce comes direct from Mexico via a locally-owned distributor – Abarrotera Central and Reyes Produce Corporation- to ensure we are using the most authentic tastes of Mexico (we are also looking to partner with local growers where it makes sense.
Our meat is purchased daily from our local butcher – Franco’s Restaurant and Butcher Shop Queens, NY- who carefully prepares our meats to provide the best quality and healthy cuts.
Our fish bought fresh and direct from Blue Ribbon Fish Co. in the Fulton Fish Market.
We make our salsas from fresh vegetables and natural seasonings (no canned foods or packaged herbs that contain unnatural preservatives and sodium).
It is common for Mexican cooking to use lard to flavor their foods. As such, Tortilleria Nixtamal uses only naturally rendered lard versus the highly-processed lard (the white and less expensive stuff) as the former naturally breaks down as the body uses it.
We use natural corn-oil with no hydrogenated fats.
We do not over-stuff your tortillas; this way your mouth experiences a balanced burst of true authentic flavor in every bite.
We flavor our meats and use simple toppings such as cilantro, onions, and salsas allowing you to taste the meat, rather than the toppings.
Most importantly, we prepare every dish with love and passion for nutrition and satisfaction it will bring to each of our customers.