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Looking for the best, most Authentic Carniceria in Phoenix...HELP!

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ajthefoodie May 4, 2010 02:29 AM

Who has the best homemade salsas, carne asada, puerco, ceviche, etc. in the valley? No gringo-mex, the real deal.

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    Phoenix99 May 4, 2010 03:19 PM

    Tough question to answer because you added in "authentic." Phoenix Ranch Market is definitely among the top. I only hesitate because I've only been in a couple of Mexican markets - among many, many - that are as clean and well merchadised as PRM. There's probably some small carniceria somewhere that knocks it out of the park but I haven't found it.

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      azhotdish May 4, 2010 03:51 PM

      The other place I would add would be La Tolteca.

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      La Tolteca
      1205 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

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      azdiner May 4, 2010 03:52 PM

      Carniceria Sonora is really great. It isn't huge, but they have the best chips I've ever purchased. Seriously. They also have delicious homemade salsas. I haven't tried their meat counter, but have been told by coworkers native to Mexico that it's where they shop for their carne asada meat. In fact, I started going there on their recommendation.

      3135 South 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282-3182

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        hectic10 May 5, 2010 11:55 AM

        i get my carne asada from a store on the corner of osborn and 19th ave. i forget what the name of it is. i think it is phoenix farms market or something like that. anyways, they have really tasty meat, and they will grill it for you for free. i think the kind we get is diesmillo and it runs about 2.50 per lb. it went up a little. now it isnt the cleanest place but the flavor makes up for the older interior. go to the meat counter not the restaurant

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          hohokam May 5, 2010 12:07 PM

          Indeed, that is Phoenix Farms. I can't speak to the quality of their fresh meat, but they do have some decent cooked meat options on the deli/prepared side

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          Phoenix Farms
          3353 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

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