El Cielo (The Heaven) was established in 2012, after three Mexican friends, passionate about their food and culture, could not find authentic ingredients to prepare the beloved dishes they missed from back home. A dream was born while listening to Cielito Lindo!
We offer authentic Mexican nixtamalized tortillas and corn chips made the same way that has been done for milenia, since the times of the Aztec Civilisation, bringing to Australia without a doubt the True Taste of Mexico.
The True Taste of Mexico is at the center of who we are, what we do and what we offer, the best Mexican tortillas and corn chips in Australia.
Our range of products includes beans, jalapenos, gourmet sauces, dry chillies and much more. Most of these products have a very short and basic ingredients list, something that is very important to us.
We supply Mexican food to restaurants in Melbourne and around Australia and we deliver directly to the consumer either through e-shop and a selection of retail stockists.
We currently have an online Mexican Grocery Shop that you can reach when you click here.
Our Mexican online food store has a wide variety of Mexican grocery items and we are here to ensure that you get the best of what the Mexican cuisine has to offer.
In the near future we have a plan to offer more, stay tuned.
This may be a relatively new concept for Australians. Nixtamalization is a process for the preparation of corn, in which the corn is soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution. Nixtamal is a process discovered thousands of years ago in the south of Mexico and Central America, Nixtamalized corn has several benefits, it is more easily ground, its nutritional value is increased and ultimately flavor and aroma are improved.
In essence, our corn is boiled and soaked in an alkaline solution and then stone-grind it to create our masa (dough). This creates delicious corn dough, which we use to make our tortillas, corn chips and tostaditas; as with any type of bread, wholegrain is how you can ensure to get all its rich nutrients. Our white corn tortillas, corn chips and tostaditas are not just wholegrain but also gluten free, vegan and vegetarian.