Our History

Based in Santa Ana, California, El Metate is a family owned and operated business that has been producing quality Mexican food products since 1958. Our dedication to quality and service has helped us become a leading manufacturer of authentic Mexican food products. We produce a full line of fresh products including “stone ground” Corn TortillasFlour Tortillas, pre-cut chips, Tostadas, Mexican sweet bread, as well as Tamales and other Specialty Products. El Metate brand products are the perfect beginning to any delicious authentic Mexican dish. Made fresh daily our products are delivered to your door with superior quality and freshness in every bite.


Over the years, we have grown and diversified into retail supermarkets where we now offer our fresh line of products to a growing number of consumers. Our retail customers can now buy the same fresh, high quality products we supply their favorite restaurants by visiting one of our retail stores located throughout Orange County. For directions and a map click on the Locations tab.

The Early Years