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01Oct

Got Torts? Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009

What started as a one-man Mexican bakery operation in 1955 and operated on door-to-door sales by Founder Francisco "Pancho" J. Rodriguez Sr. has grown into a well-oiled operation in a modest warehouse in Fruitland, Idaho. You can find Rodriguez Bakery Abuela-approved flour tortillas and pan dulce for sale in local grocery stores in the Treasure and Magic Valleys, Sun Valley, McCall and even Jackson, Wyoming. Now, 66 years later, their second and third-generation family owners are looking for new ways to expand.

Rodriguz tortilla original founder, Francisco Pancho J. Rodguez Sr.
Image credit: Rodriguez Bakery

Local Idaho, 3rd Generation Family Business

It's safe to say that the secret ingredient in every tortilla is love. With Rodriguez Bakery Tortillas being a family-owned and operated business, now, three generations, it's been a love for their family and a passion for the quality of the product they create that has led to such prosperous growth in the valley. When the economic crisis of 2008 hit the Treasure Valley, Marco - the son of Francisco and Carmen Rodriguez - and his wife Becky were looking for promising opportunities to keep the bakery running during such a tumultuous time. Their solution? To begin selling flour tortillas in local southern Idaho grocery stores. Companies like Winco, Walmart, Fred Meyers, and Albertsons introduced the Treasure Valley to the excellent quality of local tortillas and we've been hooked ever since.

Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009
Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009
Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009

Recipes Are Built From Scratch and Not Mass Produced

In their Fruitland warehouse, the production of each tortilla is as streamlined yet grounded in human connection as possible. There are few preservatives added into the dough mixture, giving them their signature, homemade flavors. With a few pieces of machinery to mix the dough, section into perfect portions, flattened into the desired sizes, and finally cooked, each tortilla is made like the one before it, assuring you the same classic taste every time. In between the machines, one of Rodriguez's team members is watching over, quality testing, and assuring that production is going as planned. Once cooked, the tortillas are hand-counted and packaged. The machines do the heavy lifting so that the utmost care and attention can be intentionally given to each tortilla.

With the recipe tested daily, Rodriguez Bakery can confidently maintain its authentic taste! Coming soon to the Rodriguez family of tortillas, customers across the valley will be able to enjoy their corn tortillas.

Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009
Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009

Totally Boise Uses Rodriguez Tortillas For…

Rodriguez Bakery Tortillas is one of those iconic Idaho brands that Totally Boise is honored to support. With the holidays coming up, we've teamed up to show just how versatile tortillas can be - a food vessel if you will - either as a piece of the main dish or as a holiday gift to that Rodriguez fanatic in your life.

Also, perfect the holidays, you can purchase Pan Dulce in a variety of sizes and flavors. In their Large Combo Platter, you can enjoy the delicious bites of pan dulce, pumpkin empanadas, and mini azucarados.

Here's a Family Favorite Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Taco Recipe:

  • Rodriguez Tortillas - 6" flour or whole wheat
  • Shredded turkey meat
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Topped with gravy
Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009
Image credit: Oscar M Photos
Local Idaho Bakery Has Been Serving Up Authentic Hand-Made Tortillas Since 2009
Image credit: Oscar M Photos

And there's so much more to love and create with the full line of Rodriguez tortillas!

We personally love to use them for,

  • Burritos
  • Tacos
  • Enchiladas
  • Wraps

To purchase your own tortillas treats, and complete the taco night box online, head to the link below or shop for them at your local Winco, Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Walmart, Ridley’s, and other local grocers.

Rodriguez Bakery Online Store

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