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Nov 20, 2009 10:24 PM

Where to buy bacalao or salt cod?

Hi guys,

This Thanksgiving I'm trying to recreate ajo arriero - the fishy, creamy, cold mashed potato spread I had at a tapas bar (Casa Angel) in Valencia.

To do this, I would have to procure some dried salt cod. Does anyone know of a place in the Los Angeles area that sells salt cod? I know it's used in Italian and Portuguese cooking as well.



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  1. El Camaguey in Mar Vista almost always carries bacalao.

    El Camaguey Market
    10925 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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    1. re: annapurna7

      I second the El Camaguey Market, located in Little Brazil.They always have salt cod, bacalhau in portuguese.

        1. I have had some quality issues with some ethnic markets. I have seen it at Whole Foods close to the dried beans and grains but have not bought any yet.

          1. I just got the flyer from Claro's Italian Market and they have the dry baccala for $7.99/lb,
            the filet is $9.99/lb., which is a good price.

            I know their quality is always really good (according to my mom, who's the
            baccala queen).

            They have 6 locations - you can check them out online at