Our process

Want to know our secret for making the perfect soft and fluffy corn tortillas? We follow the traditional Nixtamal method only using simple ingredients: organic and native Mexican corn with alkaline water...
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How we make taiyari corn tortillas?

At Taiyari, we know good corn tortillas. And we know that Nixtamal makes all the difference! Our process takes some extra effort but we think it’s worth it. Why? Because you deserve to eat great Mexican food. And great Mexican food starts with our deliciously authentic corn tortillas! 

Step 1: Start with the best ingredients

Quality Mexican tortillas are made from scratch using real corn. We only use organic and native Mexican corn. Whether yellow, white, or blue, the corn is hand-picked, dried in the sun, and delivered to our small but mighty factory in The Netherlands.

Step 2: Say it with us, Nix—ta—mal

It’s a mouthful to say but simple to understand. Let us break it down for you… Cook. Soak. Rest. Drain

Our organic and native Mexican corn cooks and soaks overnight in cal, or calcium hydroxide, an alkaline solution alkaline water made with… This ancient technique was developed by Mesoamericans over 3,000 years ago and is still used today. It naturally softens the corn’s outer layer while increasing the nutrient value and releasing the natural calcium, vitamins, and amino acids for added health benefits. After a little rest, the kernels are washed, rinsed by hand, and ready to go!

Step 3: Now, it’s time to grind

We use a traditional Mexican molino to grind our corn just like our ancestors did. This method uses hand-carved, volcanic stones chiseled with deep ridges that are perfect for grinding our corn into a thick dough called masa. Fun fact: masa is also the base for many Mexican favorites like tamales, gorditas, sopes and so much more!

Step 4: Press, Bake, and Cool

Once ready, the masa is pressed through a machine to create the round tortillas you love and we bake them immediately for ultimate freshness. Once the warm, fluffy corn tortillas cool off, they’re hand stacked by our staff. ¡Que rico!

Step 5: Ship, Share and Enjoy

Last but not least, we send our fresh baked tortillas on a quick journey to some of the best restaurants, local grocers, and casitas across Europe.

Now it’s time to eat! Of course, this is our favorite part because we get to share the incredible spirit and flavors of Mexican cuisine with you!

¡Buen provecho!

Deliciously authentic Mexican corn tortillas