Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grocery Shopping in La Paz, Mexico


When staying or moving to a new city and country one of the first things you will need to do is a big grocery shop.  Whether it is food, drinks or cleaning supplies you will need to get your bearings and take a trip to the local supermarket.

In La Paz we have a number of options and I have listed out favorite ones below. 

Supermarkets

SUPERMERCADO ARAMBURO
Corner of Calle Francisco I. Madero and Hidalgo
Downtown La Paz

Located two blocks up from the Malecon, Supermercado Aramburo is well known for having the best beef in the city. Although the supermarket seems small don’t be fooled by its size they carry National and International Brands as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

MEGA COMERCIAL MEXICANA
Calle Abasolo between Colima and Colosio
Along the Malecon Road towards the Airport

This large supermarket has a full shopping mall around it, with places to eat, relax or just grab a drink, before or after buying your groceries. Here you will find mainly Mexican Brands, the supermarket has a large section of fresh fruits and vegetables we really enjoy.

WALMART
Carretera Transpeninsular, Ciudad del Recreo
Along the Malecon Road towards the Airport

Walmart sells the American Brands we all love as well as a full selection of Mexican produce. This supermarket has a large section of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a selection of gourmet ingredients.

Local Markets

MERCADO MADERO
Corner of Calle Revolucion and Degollado
Downtown La Paz

This public market is open seven days a week, here you will find fresh produce, meat, seafood and drygoods. If you would like to practice your Spanish this is the place to go, as most people here only speak Spanish.

MERCADO BRAVO
Corner of Calle Bravo and Guillermo Prieto
Downtown La Paz

Similar to Mercado Madero this public market is open seven days a week, it provides locals and visitors alike with fresh produce, meat, seafood and drygoods. The “Mercado” also sells prepared food, you will find locals love to have breakfast here.

FARMER’S MARKET - ORGANIC MARKET
Corner of Calle Constitucion and Revolucion
Downtown La Paz

Located across the Post Office and Corazon Cafe. The Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You’ll find fresh greens and seasonal offerings, organic eggs, jams, sauces, German sausages and baked goods. Don’t forget to bring change and your reusable shopping bag. English Spoken.

Mercado Nicolás Bravo in La Paz, BCS, Mexico
One of La Paz's public markets - Mercado Nicolás Bravo

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