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Jul 5, 2007 02:41 PM

where to buy a molcajete?

Any recommendations? I'm in Pasadena, but will travel...


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  1. I've seen them at Sur La Table, but would imagine markets that feature Mexican or Hispanic foods would also be a good source.

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    1. re: Fracocious

      I think I have even seen them at Cost Plus.

    2. Aside from those listing above... theyalso have them at Crate and Barrel...

      BUT you need to be picky... Most I've seen, even at high end stores have been full of pits! yes, the rock should be somewhat pourous, but nothing bigger than a pin hole or else you are asking for trouble and bacteria!!

      I ended up with one I got at Gigante, it's not pretty, but it's the one with the smoothest bowl that they had...


      1. I purchased mine years ago at Vallarta Market.

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        1. re: jencounter

          My brother got one about 5-6 years ago at Olvera Street. The price was probably right, too.