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  • Grog Dec 8, 2004 05:15 PM
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I'd hope someone knows where to find these, preferably in the Gelndale/Pasadena/Hollywood area. I've tried calling several specialty places but no go. Thanks for your help.

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  1. Here's something to try
    Beef cheek is called mejilla (meh-HHEE-ya or Arg. meh-HEE-zsa like zsa zsa gabor) de res in Spanish. Argentines eat them. There's an argentinian butcher in North Hollywood - you could try them
    CARNICERIA ARGENTINA
    11740 VICTORY BLVD
    91606
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD

    don't have the number but hope you can find it.

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    1. re: Jerome

      Report back if you find a source. I haven't. We order, on occasion, from Niman Ranch. They have pork cheeks too.

      1. re: JudiAU

        Hi..

        I was at Jons Market on santa monica blvd in hollywood.. (towards silverlake side of things)

        And saw cheeks there... actually this is my secret little store hehe.. I love going here.. it is very international, and inexpensive. Imported basamati rice in 5# bags, exotic meats and vegitables (at non exotic prices.)

        I saw the most amazing deal a couple weeks ago.. huge shrimp with head still on super cheap.. i went back ysterday to get some more..and alas they had no more... I tried to ask how often they get those in.. but she didnt speak much english so.. coulda been a fluke.. anyway.. i have seen cheeks there :)

        Trent

    2. I'm pretty sure that Harvey's Guss handles veal cheeks. I'd imagine he could get them for you.

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        Professor Salt

        I've seen beef cheeks in carnicerias as "cacheta de res." In Anaheim, the Gigante supermarket usually carries them for about $2 / pound.

        It's on Euclid Ave, just north of the 5 fwy. This Gigante location was the first US store for the Mexican superchain; they may have added a few more stores in the past couple years, but don't quote me on that.

        You might also try the Gonzalez Northgate supermakets; I think I've seen them there, too. Locations all over the LA area.

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          bob the glutton

          My SO had filet w/ beef cheeks at Grace tonight. Steak was like leather and cheeks were undercooked. A DISASTER. Desert was excellent. Service was all performed by busboys?????

          1. I don't know where to puchase beef cheeks to cook at home but I sure know the best spot to eat them. Cafe del Rey in marina del rey serves them with get this kobe beef flat iron steak. Unbelievable is all I can say.!!!

            1. I don't know where to puchase beef cheeks to cook at home but I sure know the best spot to eat them. Cafe del Rey in marina del rey serves them with get this kobe beef flat iron steak. Unbelievable is all I can say.!!!

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              1. re: Gootz

                I just got them at Wal-Mart in
                Rochester, Minnesota.

              2. i found some at the 99 ranch market on western and sunset blvd. in hollywood. only about $2-3/lb. they have a lot of interesting cuts of meat there and typically stock tripe, tongue, pigs feet, beef shank, beef tails, etc. but the cheeks i only see once in a while. i'm sure you can call and ask but it would help if you spoke spanish.

                1. Try Grand Central Market in Downtown. The rest of the head may still be attached.

                  1. Vallarta Market meat department carries Beef Cheeks, 'Cachete de Res.'