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TAPATIO hot sauce in / near Miami?

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jimmyodonnell Aug 12, 2008 11:49 AM

I've just relocated to Miami this week and I've been unable to find a brand of hot sauce called TAPATIO. It's not expensive and it's not very exotic . . . it's also not in any Miami Beach grocery store (large or small) as far as I can tell.

I've yet to search Little Havana, but I thought I'd ask if anyone on the board is a fan and knows where I can look for it . . . THANKS!

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  1. karmalaw RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 12, 2008 12:09 PM

    It's in the El Presidente supermarkets -- there are 2 pretty close to downtown Miami on calle ocho .... and I thought it was in Publix (it will be in 1 of two places: near the rest of the hot sauces near ketchup and barbecue sauce, OR with the mexican foods in the ethnic food aisle).

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      jimmyodonnell RE: karmalaw Aug 12, 2008 12:20 PM

      THANK YOU, I'll find an El Presidente location tonight. It's not at Publix locations I've visited in Miami Beach (3 of them) but I have seen it in Publix in Central Florida.

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        Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 12, 2008 01:54 PM

        I've definitely seen it up here, at Publix in Orlando. If worst comes to worst and you can't connect with it down there, you can send me a money order to cover cost plus shipping (or Paypal, if you use that) and I'll mail you a few bottles!

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          jimmyodonnell RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Aug 12, 2008 02:45 PM

          Thanks Lou! Let's see how I do at El Prez first!

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            karmalaw RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 12, 2008 05:32 PM

            It's definitely at the Publix's over here near Little Havana -- and I'm pretty sure it's at Winn Dixie too... The largest Publix over here is actually the one at the edge of Coral Gables: SW 37th Avenue and SW 16th Street.

            Grab some limes while you're at El Presidente -- they're 15 for a buck this week,,,,,

    2. Passadumkeg RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 16, 2008 03:16 PM

      I prefer Tapatio as well, can you imagine how difficult it is to find in Northern Maine? Enjoy.

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        jimmyodonnell RE: Passadumkeg Aug 17, 2008 11:45 AM

        OK, I found it by the way and thanks for all the suggestions.
        I also learned at Tapatio.com they will ship to you in small retail orders anywhere in the States.

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        LARaven RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 17, 2008 01:43 PM

        Wow being from LA I can't imagine NOT walking into any grocery store or even restaurant and finding Tapatio. Even many white people prefer it over Tabasco because its not vinegary.
        But then again I have to go out of my way for pies and other foods.
        Is it hard to find bouillon powder there, especially big jars of it?

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          robcrab RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 18, 2008 12:39 PM

          Meridian Market on 6th and Meridian in Miami Beach usually has Tapatio.

          1. cdesoto RE: jimmyodonnell Aug 26, 2008 06:13 PM

            Found some at Big Lot store today for $1.25. Don't know if there are any Big Lot stores in Miami Beach but thought I would mention it in case there was. Good luck.

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              jimmyodonnell RE: cdesoto Sep 9, 2008 09:58 AM

              I found it here on Miami Beach at a small place called Beach Market on 14th just east of Alton Road.

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