Dona Mari Tortilleria
Dona Mari Tortilleria is open! It has been closed for 3 solid months after being flooded in the May 1st flood event. Dona Mari has the best fresh corn tortillas and freshly made corn tortilla chips! Yum! The corn chips are not up and swinging again just yet, as Dona Mari just opened on July 30th, literally 3 months after they were flooded, but the fresh tortillas are up and running and it is time for you to go get you a stack! The fresh tortillas are in the white cooler in the back near the tortilla making machines.
all inventory had to be put into the dumpsters as seen on
the left and right of the photo
On April 30, 2010, a Friday like many spring Fridays, one simply beautiful sunny day before the 1000 year flood event in Nashville, I drove down to the corner of Haywood Ln and Antioch Pike to a scrumptious corner of groceries and ethnic restaurants. There was a store I had not noticed before and it is called Dona Mari Tortilleria. It is a small general grocery store, and part of the grocery store in the back is a fresh corn tortilla shop, prepared Mexican-esque hot dishes sold by the pound, and a small vegetable and fresh meat counter. The best part about the Tortilleria is the fresh corn tortillas in the cooler keeping warm, and the bags of fresh made corn tortilla chips. I have been unable to find this anywhere else. So, on April 30th, I was going to take blog about this general store and tortilleria and freshly made corn tortilla chips, but by the time I got around to blogging about it on the weekend, this poor little store was 8 ft under water!
It took this little store 3 months to recover and finally open. All the inside was cleaned, and all of the inventory is brand new. I was sure glad to be in their store on July 30th, the 1st day of being re-opened and be able to get fresh tortillas!