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Apr 15, 2010 09:23 PM

Now, I seek chivo, or goat meat.

Hey, I'm wondering who out there knows a good carneceria or what-have-you that sells goat meat? I thought I'd ask here before randomly asking at meat markets in pigeon spanish.

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  1. Where are you located? Most carnicerias have it and pretty much any will get it with a pre-order.

    1. I just looked at the one next to Monte Alban yesterday, sure they are all over the city, and I am in West LA.

      Monte Alban
      11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

      1. Best thing to do is go to your favorite carniceria and pre-order it if they don't have it. I made Birria w/goat for Easter and I went to 4 different carnicerias and none of them had it (El Sereno, City Terrace, Boyle Heights areas). I thought all would have it in stock. Finally found it at El Super in Highland Park. I had to ask for it and they brought it out from the back, frozen.
        I'm all for recs. for next time though!!

        4 Replies
        1. re: slowrider

          It's available fresh at the Santa Monica Farmer's market. Across from the Rockenwagner's stand on 2nd. In between SM Blvd and Arizona.

          1. re: foodiemahoodie

            The stand at Farmers market is called Jimenez Family Farm the proprietors name is Marcie you can reach her at 805-350-0088. She sells goat and lamb. Call her in advance if you need something special. I was at her farm on Friday to Pick up a whole lamb for a dinner party I had on Saturday. She is very accommodating.

            I've included some pictures of the goats, the lamb before putting on the spit and a picture of the goat when it was done.

            1. re: trojans

              Thanks foodie and trojan for that info.!

          2. re: slowrider

            Yes, that is where I did find some, also by asking and he brought it out frozen from the back.
            He said it was goat but the label says "Mutton",which I know as mature sheep.

          3. It depends on which cut(s) you're after.
            In my world, needing goat means needing to make a trip to Chino ~ Pick the one you want and they'll dress it out for you :-)