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Mexican Grocer - Halifax area

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Centralcan May 8, 2011 07:58 PM

Hi, I'm new to Halifax and was wondering if anyone knew of a Mexican Grocery store, or a store selling a good selection of Mexican items in the Halifax area? In particular I am looking for corn tortillas and Valentina Hot Sauce. I have seen very small bottles of Valentina sauce at Pete's however they are extremely expensive (we paid less for a 1L bottle in Edmonton than for the small bottle (250ml I think) that they were selling there). Thanks!

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    CanadaGirl May 9, 2011 11:36 AM

    There is a place on the corner of North and Agricola called Cafe Aroma Latino. It's a restaurant, but they have some groceries.

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      Centralcan May 9, 2011 01:51 PM

      Thanks...will check that out!

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        froddard May 29, 2011 04:43 PM

        Cafe Aroma Latino isn't huge, but I'd agree that they might be your best bet.. They have corn tortillas and tamal in their freezer, and have a good pantry supply of dried peppers, spices and bottled salsas.

      2. tempest in a teapot May 9, 2011 12:12 PM

        A family (I believe they're Guatemalan, though I can't say why) sells corn tortillas, pico de gallo, tamales and other specialties at the Seaport Farmers' Market.

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          Centralcan May 9, 2011 01:54 PM

          Is that El Gallo Mexican Cuisine, or is there another vendor? We did see the Mexican place but it was ridiculously priced, although from reading other posts on here, maybe I need to adjust to prices in Halifax :(

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            CanadaGirl May 10, 2011 06:26 AM

            Many food items are more expensive here than elsewhere. It can be disappointing.

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              chilibeanpaste Jul 2, 2011 07:34 AM

              It's called freight.

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                CanadaGirl Jul 3, 2011 01:42 PM

                Sometimes. But some of it has to do with less competition, some of it regulations. For example, milk is SO expensive in NS. And some imported stuff that is cheaper in Ontario probably passed through or by us on the way there :(

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