Tampa is a city blessed with cultural diversity, and as such, you’ll find it is home to a variety of specialty grocery stores. There are many Mexican grocery stores in the area where you will find all those ingredients that bring out the best in home-cooked Mexican cuisine.
Here are a few you might like to check out.
Head over to East Sligh Avenue to this Mexican market, where you’ll find everything from green plantains to pork ribs. Be sure to pick up some cinnamon rice and try their pernil (ham). While you’re shopping, you can also grab a bite or pick up some take-home treats from their deli area.
La Mexicana Latin Store
You’ll find this shop on East Fletcher Avenue. Prepare to get lost in its endless aisles, filled with every possible item you could imagine, from Goya beans to boxes of churros. You’ll find snack items, drinks, baking supplies, meat, produce, and even pre-made cakes and party trays that make get-togethers a whole lot easier.
El Maguey MiniMarket
Many Tampa residents call this the best Mexican grocery store in the city. We suspect that’s because of their incredible menu of onsite treats like elotes, mangonada, and fresas con crema. You’ll also find aisle after aisle of fresh meat and vegetables, canned goods, baking supplies, and more. And don’t leave without checking out their bakery section – it’s overflowing with cakes, donuts, and other delicious, doughy treats.
El Oso Blanco Supermarket
Drop by this market on West Hillsborough Avenue for some seriously delicious food. They carry everything on your list, and also feature a huge buffet-style rotation of dishes that you can pack up for a takeaway meal. Try the boiled yucca in garlic sauce, the yellow rice, and the roast pork for a delicious feast.
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