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Thursday, 07 June 2012



Wow, that certainly beats $10.05 pricewise. How about value-wise? The former certainly had a much nicer presentation.


Well, the fish was smaller (four slashes across the body versus five) and not fried to order (they're under the heat lamp, in the 6th photo), JF. The flavor is really good as is the texture as are the rice, beans and tortillas. I've purchased it here before and will again-no complaints. Styrofoam instead of a plate doesn't bother me.


ooh, a new place to visit! i like that their fried fish is only $2.99 (better price than jnc pinoy foodmart!) i am excited that they have birria too! must. have. now.

ed (from Yuma)

As always, interesting.

One thing I've never figured out is the difference (if any) between birria de res and barbacoa. To me, they both taste like pot roast cooked in a chile broth. Sometimes, the birria seems darker in color - as in your picture - but no one has ever explained the differences to me.


You'll like it, CC. It is a small, neighborhood Supermarket that has fascinating, quality items.
Thank you, ed. I always thought of birria as the meat cooked in the broth, like a stew and barbacoa as the meat dry-cooked/separately cooked then topped with the sauce...and the sauces are made with different chilies. Since I am unsure, I will do more research.


The lamb shanks are only $7.99/lb!


Always good prices here, Carol. I haven't tried the lamb shanks because the one thing not made here is Mediterranean flatbread, like the other Med-Mex store where I shop(Kaelin's in El Cajon). The bread would go with all the sauce...

Paul Walls

The best store! The bakery secction always nice to people :)


It is a great store, Paul. Did you see the new brick oven making fresh flatbreads (for only 89¢ each) by the bakery, between the glass cake display and doors that sell the Mexican pastries? Welcome to our blog!

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