Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament

Gustavo Arellano
September 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
LA River Center and Gardens
570 W Ave 26 #100
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament

Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament, a no-holds-barred challenge that pits some of Southern California’s most iconic tortilla brands against each other to determine once and for all which is the best of them all.

And, more importantly: corn, or flour?

Over the next month, Gustavo and Evan Kleiman and fellow KCRWers Nick Liao and Connie Alvarez will match up tortillas from Riverside to Azusa to Santa Ana to the San Fernando Valley. The tournament format is straight out of a sports playoff—32 corn, 32 flour, split into four brackets of 16. Within those brackets, every tortilla is assigned a seed, so that the highest-ranked tortillas go up against the lowest-ranked ones in the early rounds. That makes it easier for the best of the best to advance toward the finals—but also allows for upsets.

Once it gets to four finalists, they’ll have a big ol’ pachanga September 16 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m at the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens in Cypress Park, complete with tortilla-making demonstrations, music, micheladas, food, and even tortilla art courtesy of Joe Bravo! There, they’ll determine the best corn and flour tortillas, then have the finalists face off! The event is FREE, but you have to RSVP—do so here.

Visit the website for more information and updates on the tournament.

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