Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in the world, but has few customers and makes little money in a small town. During Mass one Sunday he is blessed with a miracle: the face of Jesus appears on one of his tortillas.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Zúñiga ... Isidor
Miguel Sandoval ... Gil Garcia
Olivia Hussey ... Petra
Elpidia Carrillo ... Hermenegilda
Alexis Cruz ... Marco
Judy Herrera ... Dinora
Marcelo Tubert ... Father Pancracio
Irene Bedard ... Liberata
Lupe Ontiveros ... Adelfa
Del Zamora ... Ruffino
George Lopez ... Everardo
Deborah Chavez ... Vangie
Geno Silva ... Don Transito
Rick Gutierrez Rick Gutierrez ... Bulmaro
Jonathan Levit ... Dr. Webman


Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all the town, including his wife and son, are piously praying mass, a miracle occurs. Upon one of his famous, hand-made tortillas appears the face of Jesus Christ. Written by Anonymous

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You can't keep a miracle secret



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some nudity and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Ruffino: Hey! What's goin' on?
Isidor: Do you think they let Mickey Mouse out of the closet? Huh?
Ruffino: No...
Isidor: Yeah! You see Bugs Bunny running around in the street?
Ruffino: No... Izzie, are you Okay?
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Great movie!
9 May 2007 | by fardmenSee all my reviews

Tortilla Heaven is a really great movie. I checked it out on their website and it is amazing what the filmmakers had to go through to get it done. Very impressive for a first time filmmaker. The cast is first rate all the way from Olivia Hussey to Irene Bedard to Miguel Sandoval, and the actors all did a very good job. You can feel the chemistry between them. Even though the film is a comedy, it has a very spiritual message and ending. And though Tortilla Heaven is written like a parable and definitely has a message, the director doesn't pound you over the head with it. Instead she keeps you laughing and then, when you think you know what has happened and who everyone is, she surprises you at the end. Very well done.

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Release Date:

14 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,452, 18 March 2007

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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