What is the Difference Between Flour and Corn Tortillas?


What is the Difference Between Flour and Corn Tortillas?

Flour or Corn Tortillas?

When it comes to ordering delicious Mexican food, there is typically one question you will always get, whether you are ordering tacos, burritos, fajitas or anything in between—flour or corn tortillas? It is a question that many diners get asked time and time again, and while most people have a preference between the two, it is still important to understand what the difference between these two tortillas really is. Understanding the difference between these two types of tortillas can help you make sure you are ordering the best option for your meal and it may even inspire you to try something new.

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The Flour Tortilla

As the name suggests, the main ingredient in flour tortillas is flour. They are typically softer and have less flavor than corn tortillas and are used for a variety of different Mexican dishes. Flour tortillas are great for burritos and quesadillas. They are typically much bigger than corn tortillas, allowing them to be used in dishes such as these, and they are stronger. This means you can fill up your burrito with a ton of filling and still rest assured that your tortilla will be able to handle the weight.

The flour tortilla tends to be more popular in the norther states and more popular across the US.

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The Corn Tortilla

While the flour tortilla tends to be more popular across the northern states and found more frequently in the US, corn tortillas are more common near the border into Mexico, and in areas central and south of Mexico. When you go to restaurants in Mexico for authentic Mexican cuisine, chances are corn tortillas are going to be more popular.

While flour tortillas have the size and the consistency for entrees like burritos and quesadilla, corn tortillas are typically better suited for tacos, street tacos, taquitos and pretty much any other dish. While some types of traditional Mexican cuisine such as enchiladas and fajitas can be used with either type of tortilla, corn is still a an option for these items as well.

Henderson Mexican Restaurant Borracha

Now that you have tortillas on the brain, it is time to come down to your favorite Mexican Restaurant, Borracha and fulfill your tortilla craving with one of our delicious dishes. We have tacos, street, tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more, all served with corn or flour tortillas. Now all you need to do is decide which delicious menu item you are going to try out first.