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Oct 21, 2008 08:44 PM

Looking for a Mexican grocery store

First of all, I'm new to Massachusetts and so far I LOVE IT HERE!!! Sorry. It's the fall leaves.

Anyways, I am looking for a mexican grocery store where I can buy some dried chiles, some mole poblano, some canned corn for pozloe, cheap spices, good produce, you know, that sort of thing. Thanks!

I am in Amesbury, but I am not afraid to drive out of the area. Hey, I have to get to know where I live somehow.

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  1. Full disclosure: I have no idea where Amesbury is (no car), so there may be better closer, but HiLo Foods here in JP is my best bet for these and other staples. I haven't had the produce there so I can't vouch, but as a consolation you can get "hecho in mexico" coke with real sugar... heaven in a glass bottle

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    1. re: pierce

      I second HiLo. It's a large, full on supermarket for Latin goods. You can't go wrong.

      1. re: pierce

        Amesbury is north of Newburyport, right on the NH border. Mexican grocers in Lawrence, Lowell, or even Lynn would probably be a lot easier for conito to get to than anything in Boston.

        Conito - you might also get some help if you post your question on the New England board.

      2. Welcome to Mass.! I'm not familiar with stores in the Amesbury area. If you just feel like getting out and exploring, you could hit Moody St. in Waltham. La Chapincita is a small Mexican grocery store with a decent selection of canned and frozen items, as well as Central American crema and tortillas. There are a few things I can't find there, but in general it is a decent source. You could then hit up some of the Indian grocers and check out the good prices and nice variety of produce on Moody. Hi-Lo is fun, too, although I find that the Mexican focus is less than it used to be 15-20 years ago.

        I agree with Allstonian about checking out the places in Lowell, Lawrence, and other northern cities and duplicating this post on the NE board.

        1. If you feel like coming into the city, La Internacional in Union Square, Somerville has a great selection of imported Mexican canned goods, fresh tortillas, spices, and even a small fresh produce section with plantains and such.

          La Internacional Foods Corp
          318 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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          1. re: BobB

            For a start you might check out the Market Basket in Rowley...just south of you .... on Rte.1 North. There's a sizable section of Mexican canned and packaged goods plus the produce aisles have many fresh chilis, etc.

          2. Bienvenida

            Another vote for La Chapincita in Waltham. Also have found that the Asian grocery store "Super 88" sells a good assortment of Mexican/South American basics.

            Also, check out:


            You can buy just about everything Mexican, except fresh produce. Their charge for shipping is very reasonable, it's based on the dollar value of your order, not the weight. Given the fact that quite a bit of an order might be stuff in cans, this is a good deal!

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