Staying true to our mission and values, the Felipe’s Family is constantly looking for the best ways to guarantee our guests the freshest and most authentic experience as possible. In doing so, we are super excited to deliver even more authenticity through our menu in our newest partnership with the local tortilla experts at Mawi Tortillas.
Family-owned and operated since 2017 by El Salvador native, Carlos Avelar and his son, Chef Will Avelar, a former right-hand man to celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, the duo took over Mawi Tortilleria as a means to spend more time together.
Known for its fresh, artisanal tortillas, Mawi Tortilleria embodies an authentic, hands-on operation that uses its own signature corn masa blend made from combining corn flour, water and salt. The mixture is then baked to perfection in a gas-fired conveyor oven, that can only be described as downright awesome.
“A good tortilla will bring you that memory of home, like mama used to make for you,” Carlos told NOLA.com. “It’s the flavor, the texture, the color, all of it.”
That’s right. We’re talking fresh, authentic corn tortillas, made by the freshest and most authentic father-son duo #GOALS. Swing by Felipe’s to experience deliciousness that is Mawi tortillas!