Maria & Ricardo's
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.