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El Molino Central a chic-yet-totally-approachable tortillaria serving up incredible regional Mexican classics including potato tacos, enchiladas suizas, chilaquiles and daily tamales with authentic 18-ingredient Oaxacan red mole. Located in Sonoma,California. El MOLINO CENTRAL is a place where scrumptiously authentic, artfully prepared tacos, tostadas and all your favorites await you! 
 

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EL MOLINO CENTRAL—Read what the reviewers have to say . . .


August/2010

In Boyes Hot Springs, it's masa of Mexico

By JEFF COX
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Jose Andrade assembles plates at El Molino Central in Boyes Hot Springs, where owner and chef Karen Taylor Waikiki makes her own masa or cornmeal dough, starting from scratch with raw corn kernels and fashions them into her famous tortillas.

What many of us here in the States think of as Mexican food—soft tacos, burritos, tortas—is in Mexico really street food, fast food, catch-it-on-the-run food.

But Mexico has a long and proud tradition of a different kind of cooking, the kind someone takes on at home, on the weekend when things aren't so rushed, when there's time for all the little tricks and extras that make the taste buds swoon.

Think about the ingredients in great Mexican food—the chilies, avocados, tomatillos, squashes, tomatoes; the fresh cheeses and sour cream, the meat and especially the mariscos or shellfish; the herbs, like cilantro and epazote; the greens, like chard; the starches, like corn and beans—especially the corn. READ MORE OF THIS REVIEW


July/2010

Flavorful stone-ground tortillas worth the work
By Heather Irwin
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

On the bottom are stone-ground corn(masa)
It’s hard to appreciate a great tortilla until you actually eat one. And chances are you’ve never eaten one. READ MORE OF THIS REVIEW