In 1986, Maria and Ricardo, two cousins from Mexico, came to Boston driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. They had a passion for good food, a desire to learn and try new things and dreamt of starting their own business.
While they fell in love with Boston and the American lifestyle, they couldn’t help but miss a little taste of Mexico. Specifically, the tortillas from their hometown. The local Boston tortillas would crumble easily, were full of preservatives and had a sour taste. So, a business idea was born. Maria and Ricardo decided to embark on a mission to introduce the wholesome and delicious tortillas from their childhood to their new American community.
Determined to fix the “Boston Tortilla Problem,” they traveled back to Mexico to learn more about the tortilla trade. Upon their return, they set up a small, artisanal tortilleria in Jamaica Plain, a small neighborhood in the city of Boston, and soon brought to market one of the first All-Natural and Organic Tortillas on the East Coast (and perhaps the first in the US).
Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas were an immediate success with local consumers and restaurateurs as they managed to perfectly balance the taste, texture and ingredient simplicity of traditional tortillas with the trends and quality standards the local market demanded.
Today, the legacy that Maria and Ricardo began over 35 years ago continues to grow - from family to family, chef to chef, town to town, and state to state. Since our beginnings as a tortilleria in Jamaica Plain, we have never stopped innovating, always rooting our recipes in tradition while exploring new ways of sharing our tortilla goodness with more people.
Through this journey, our family of products has expanded to serve a wide variety of needs, styles, and nutritional standards without compromising taste or quality. Everything we bake has been crafted with one common goal - to offer a wholesome and delicious tortilla, baked just for you.