KCRW & Gustavo's Great Tortilla Tournament with Good Food's Evan Kleiman

It's back!

October 18

Masa Madness

KCRW & Gustavo's Great Tortilla Tournament is back!

SoCal muckraker and author of Taco USA Gustavo Arellano and KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman are scouring the supermarkets, restaurants and taco trucks of Southern California, looking for the best corn and flour tortillas of 2020.

The four finalists will face off live for a virtual celebration of all things tortilla October 18. Join us to find out once and for all: Corn, or flour?

This event is free for KCRW Members, donation required for non-members ($1 or more).

Our Buenisimo Bracket

Follow along as Gustavo and Evan Kleiman pick 64 tortillas (32 corn, 32 flour) from all across Southern California, split them into four brackets, seed them so underdogs match up against favorites, and do an elimination-style contest until there are only four left. These four finalists will face off virtually in your home.

See ustedes there!

Corn

KCRW & Gustavo's Great Tortilla Tournament with Good Food’s Evan Kleiman

Flour

1st Round
1 Taco Maria
16 La Carreta
8 Tortilleria Playa Azul
9 Tortilleria La Pequeñita
5 Tallulah's
12 Juanita's Tortilleria
4 Guisados
13 Nuño Bros
6 Mitla Café
11 San Gabriel Market
3 La Tapatia #5
14 Tortilleria Flor de Mayo
7 El Toro Bravo
10 Taqueria Ventura Doña Raquel
2 Carnitas El Rey
15 La Chapalita
2nd Round
1 Taco Mario
8 Tortilleria Playa Azul
5 Tallulah's
13 Nuño Brothers
6 Mitla Café
14 Tortilleria Flor de Mayo
10 Taqueria Ventura Doña Raquel
2 Carnitas El Rey
3rd Round
1 Taco Mario
13 Nuño Brothers
6 Mitla Café
2 Carnitas El Rey
4th Round
5th Round
5th Round
4th Round
3rd Round
1 HomeState
5 Tallulah's
3 Jimenez Ranch Market
15 La Chapalita
2nd Round
1 HomeState
9 Casablanca
5 Tallulah's
4 La Azteca
11 San Gabriel Market
3 Jimenez Ranch market
10 Juanita's Tortilleria
15 La Chapalita
1st Round
1 HomeState
16 La Carreta
8 El Ciclón
9 Casablanca
5 Tallulah's
12 Nuño Brothers
4 La Azteca
13 Mr. Tortilla
6 El Ruso
11 San Gabriel Market
3 Jimenez Ranch Market
14 Cabo Chips
7 Mitla Café
10 Juanita's Tortilleria
2 La Monarca
15 La Chapalita
1 Kernel of Truth
16 Big Saver Foods
8 La Jolla Tortilleria
9 Acapico
5 Tehachapi Grain Project
12 El Fortin
4 Sabor a Mexico
13 La Sopresa Tortilleria
6 El Ruso
11 Ramirez Tortilleria
3 Lenchita's
14 Tortilleria Acapulco
7 La Favorita
10 El Zocalo
2 La Talpense
15 Joselito
1 Kernel of Truth
8 La Jolla Tortilleria
5 Tehachapi Grain Project
4 Sabor a Mexico
6 El Ruso
3 Lenchita's
7 La Favorita
2 La Talpense
1 Kernel of Truth
5 Tehachapi Grain Project
6 El Ruso
2 La Talpense
8 El Cholo
5 Tehachapi Grain Project
6 Ama Cita
7 Anchos
1 Burritos La Palma
8 El Cholo
5 Tehachapi Grain Project
13 Sol
6 Ama Cita
14 Gonzalez
7 Ancho's
2 Sonoratown
1 Burritos La Palma
16 Big Saver Foods
8 El Cholo
9 La Jolla Tortilleria
5 Tehachapi Grain Project
12 El Gallito Market
4 Mexicali Taco
13 Sol
6 Ama Cita
11 La Fe
3 La Cuatro Milpas
14 Gonzalez
7 Ancho's Southwest Grill
10 Café Rio
2 Sonoratown
15 Ezekiel 4:9