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Aug 13, 2006 01:30 AM

Supermercado La Gloria Oxnard

Some friends took me to Restaurante and Supermercado La Gloria in Oxnard on Oxnard Blvd right next to the train/bus station today.

I felt like I was in Mexico. Yes, yes, folks. It was a happy feeling.

There is a nieves (sorbet) stand with all the tropical flavors. There is a hot deli with all kinds of meats made from parts of animals not seen in any El Torito, decorated by a festive goat skull. There is a licuado and jugo (milkshake and juice) bar. There is a panaderia. They make hot hot tortillas ($1.19 for 3 dozen) and masa and nixtamal on site. A salsa and coctel bar.

Then the market has pretty much everything, too. Meats, seafood, produce, a dozen kinds of dried chiles, Mexican cheeses, typical Mexican grocery and cleaning products.

We had just eaten lunch and I don't eat meat, so I didn't try any of the delicious looking preparations. But my nieves was just fabulous. And I had to keep sampling hot tortillas on the way home.

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  1. Snackish -- this sounds like a great find! Thanks, and know that we will make it a stop in the near future.

    1. Snackish........Also check out the Vallarta Market on Wooley Road and A St. in Oxnard. Lots of prepared foods and a wonderful Mexican Bakery.

      1. Oh Yeah. This place is fantastic. The butcher is great the cheeses the bakery. It's like stepping into another world. I have them do everything when I have a party, tri tips carne asada and all the side dishes right down to the mango nieves!

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        1. re: i4details

          I am in Oxnard visiting from Brooklyn and asked about getting some good Mexican food. We ended up at La Gloria and it was glorious! Really nice chili relleno, nice rice, nice beans, and I loved the atmosphere, we were there late and had to pick up our feet while they mopped down the concrete floor, its right next to a grubby bus station, it was a little taste of something that at least felt real in CA. This is so far beyond all of the fast food I see everywhere around here, I can't figure out how so many fast food places stay busy!