Sobre Masa Opens a Spinoff in Bushwick

Some of the dishes served at Sobre Masa (Image: Sobre Masa)

Sobre Masa, the Williamsburg staple noted for its heirloom corn-based tortillas, has spawned a second location in Bushwick. Called Sobre Masa Tortilleria, the site functions primarily as a tortilla factory and retail shop to meet the growing demand for their signature tortillas, which are crafted daily from a rotating selection of more than a dozen heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

The dining room is spare and business-like with sacks of corn piled up along one wall. A U-shaped bar affords customers a view of the glass-enclosed kitchen and factory, where the business of cranking out tortillas takes place. And business it is with thousands of tortillas turned out daily.

The brief menu features three taco combinations plus variations thereon. Choose from an al pastor done with heritage pork, pineapple vinegar, and spices; a bistec comprised of thinly sliced short rib and flank steak seasoned solely with salt and pepper; and a cauliflower pan-fried with the “flavors of chorizo.”

Sobre Masa Tortilleria,  52 Harrison Place, Brooklyn, phone pending.