The Corn and the Wheat Tortilla – Is One Better or More Authentic Than the Other?

If you’ve ever purchased your own tortillas or ordered Mexican food you may have been faced with the difficult choice of whether to choose between corn or wheat tortillas, the two main types of tortillas consumed in Mexico. At Mexicana, we offer both types and often get asked what the difference is and whether one is better or more authentic than the other.


Thanks to this article, we invite you to discover more about Mexico’s staple food, the tortilla, as we answer these questions while also briefly covering each of their origins and health benefits.

The tortilla is the base of many popular and traditional Mexican dishes. Among these dishes are tacos, fajitas and burritos. However, there are many other recipes made from or with tortillas such as chilaquiles, enchiladas and quesadillas.