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Mar 20, 2007 11:12 AM

Great Latin American Grocery - Queensway/Royal York

I am delighted to have discovered a fantastic little Latin American grocery store that has recently opened at the bottom of my street. They carry all sorts of Latin American products (including Salsa Lizano!), as well as fresh pupusas, empanadas, and delicious pastries. I recently made a Costa Rican dinner for friends, and I was able to find everything I needed there (with the exception of fresh produce....).

Check it ou!

Edgar's Latin International
Imported Products from Latin America

639 The Queensway (between Park Lawn and Royal York)

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  1. Nice - there's little better than a fresh pupusa imo.
    Yay Edgar and redearth!

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    1. re: Doopsylalolic

      I concur! However, I do believe that Edgar's pupusas are only fresh on Saturdays... Have you ever tried the pupusas at the back of the tiny little Latin American grocery on the north side of Bloor, just west of Ossington? YUMMY!

      1. re: redearth

        I have! They really are fantastic!

        1. re: redearth

          wowh! what's the 'tiny little Latin American grocery on the north side of Bloor, just west of Ossington'. what's the name, the address?

          1. re: emz

            I wish I knew! Sadly, I don't! Regardless, it ain't hard to find.... Seek, and ye shall be rewarded!

            1. re: emz

              That is a great place for pupusas, but there are a couple of other places that are also worth trying:

              And the winner for best Pupusa is... El Buen Precio! That's right, the weekend pupusa stand in Kensington Market (227 Augusta, 416-597-8716) ranks tops. Second place goes to Tacos el Asador (690 Bloor West, 416-538-9747).

              Source: NOW

              1. re: emz

                I think this is the place:

                I haven't been there in a long time, but they were so good the last time. Really, fresh, a bit crispy on the outside, loaded with tasty fillings on the inside. There are a few plastic covered tables at the back of the store. Cheap and tasty. Yum.

          2. Wen t by today, not a bad little store with a friendly helpful owner. Went looking for corn tortillas, found them and left with about 7 other items, inc Colombian tamales, never had and am looking forward to them. Was looking at the pupusas but the owner steered me clear of them as they weren't fresh enough. I'll be back

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            1. When i was in NY last year, during a street festival i had these amazing grilled cornbread&mozarella patties. Any idea's where to get these yummy treats in TO?

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              1. re: MiniMom

                There are called arepas. You can find them in many Columbian restaurants. Check La Paisa on St Clair, Mi Tierra and Los Arrieros.

              2. i went on saturday -- great warm pupusas and Edgar (if that was him) is super friendly.

                pupusas's for right now are fresh on saturday only

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                1. re: ssainani

                  I went on Saturday and picked up a batch of the pupusas, along with some homemade salsa picante and some pickled cabbage (the traditional accompaniments for pupusas). The pupusas from Edgar's are fresh on Saturdays, but they are brought in from the place in Kensington Market, next to Jumbo Empanadas. Edgar also gets a lot of fantastic pastries and other yummy stuff from some of the best Latin American bakeries and purveyors in TO. While nothing seems to be made there, I am very happy to have a store in the west end that sells some of the best Latin American vittles that TO has to offer. Saves me the trip to Kensington (and elsewhere)!. Anyways, we heated the pupusas up in the oven, and enjoyed them with the salsa, the cabbage, and some Mascarpone combined with yogurt (Edgar suggested sour cream, and, as we didn't have any, this is what I came up with - better than sour cream, if you ask me!). The pupusas were delicious, but, of course, they are always better when they're super fresh! Still, a tasty treat that can be bought close to home! YUM!

                  1. re: redearth

                    I agree redearth, it's great to have a place close to home. Thus saving the trip to Kensington Market, I'll have to make a trip as soon as i can on a Sat.

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