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Sep 21, 2008 08:47 PM

Mexican Ingredients in Vanc

Looking at a recipe which calls for several Mexican ingredients (dried ancho chiles, canned fire-roasted tomatoes with green chiles, and canned diced roasted green chiles) and wondering where the best place to look for these would be (preferably west of Main St).

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  1. South China Seas in Granville Island Market has all kinds of Mexican ingredients on offer.


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    1. re: Sam Salmon

      South China Seas Trading Co has another location on Victoria Dr (at Grant St). Another good place (close by to SCSTC) for Mexican ingredients is El Sureno on Commercial Dr.

      South China Seas Trading Co Ltd
      1904 Grant St, Vancouver, BC V5L, CA

      1. re: fmed

        El Sureno

        El Sureno Market
        1730 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N, CA

    2. There's a mexican/latin store on Kingsway by Joyce (across from Bino's), I can't remember the name but it's right by Congee Noodle House. Some other options are Gourmet Warehouse on Hastings, they have a pretty good selection. Jalepeno & Cilantro at the Lonsdale Quay in North Van offers some products as well. I think they still have a restaurant on West Broadyway by Willow. The last time I was at Save on Foods and Walmart, had a small selection of mexican, not great but it's got some options, I think it depends on the demographic of the area.

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      1. re: gourmet wife

        Los Guerreros Mexican Food on 3317 Kingsway . Also check out just down Joyce: Panaderia Latina Bakery. 4902 Joyce St (at Wellington)

      2. I was looking for a similar place last year. I went to El Sureno on Commercial and had success finding quite a few things I wanted.

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        1. re: Dubby Jo

          Everything you need including all kinds of dried peppers you can get Que Pasa on No. 5 rd past south past steveston. It's their factory but they have a deli you can buy things.