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Please Help: Looking for Beef Cheeks

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Grog Dec 8, 2004 05:15 PM

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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    Jerome Dec 8, 2004 05:54 PM

    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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      JudiAU Dec 8, 2004 06:32 PM

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

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        trent Dec 8, 2004 07:07 PM

        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

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      Bob Brooks Dec 8, 2004 08:17 PM

      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 Dec 8, 2004 08:22 PM

        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 Dec 9, 2004 12:39 AM

          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?????

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            Gootz Dec 12, 2004 11:36 PM

            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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              Gootz Dec 12, 2004 11:39 PM

              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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                warrengwonka Feb 22, 2008 07:37 PM

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

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                tastycakes Feb 23, 2008 08:15 AM

                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. Akitist Feb 23, 2008 08:35 AM

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

                  1. lvgoodfood Feb 23, 2008 11:19 AM

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

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