So after the tortillas are cooked on the comal and if they having been bought in the meantime, they go to a basket which has all kinds of towels to keep them hot until you go the tortillería and buy them. The picture above shows the usual arrangement for the Guatemalan tortillas inside the basket.
Right now, the going price for tortillas is 6 tortillas per one quetzal (Q1 = US$0.13). This fact brings me to another interesting aspect about tortilla selling in Guatemala: tortillas are sold by units and not by weight, which means some tortillas could be tiny or really thin or worse yet use maseca flour in the mix. 🙁
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