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where to buy a molcajete?

piedsdesanges Jul 5, 2007 02:41 PM

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


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    Fracocious Jul 5, 2007 02:49 PM

    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
      Fru Jul 5, 2007 02:59 PM

      I think I have even seen them at Cost Plus.

    2. Dommy Jul 5, 2007 03:24 PM

      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...


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        jencounter Jul 5, 2007 03:43 PM

        I purchased mine years ago at Vallarta Market.

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        1. re: jencounter
          aurora50 Jul 5, 2007 04:01 PM

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

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