Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they do their weekly grocery shopping at their new mercado, Abarrotes Talpa, provecho!
Mary is at the south entrance to Abarrotes Talpa which is located on Calle Pavo Real entre Calle Canario y Paseo De Las Torres en Col. Sauces.
And this is the north entrance which fronts on Calle Colibri.
This is the first of two banks of coolers.
We’re lucky, the daily shipment has just arrived. In the future we’ll have to time our visits for early afternoon as the pickings are a little slim just prior to the daily deliveries.
The champiÃ±ones, mushrooms are looking very good today.
I’m the jitomate, roma tomato, whisperer.
Poblanos are looking good today, as well.
Mangos have been in season so that has been a part of breakfasts for a while.
That’s a pretty robust serrano.
This might be Mary’s favorite offering in the store, the homemade frijoles. They are delicious!
Fernando runs the carniceria here. He is a lot friendlier than he looks here.
They offer fresh pan, bread, daily.
They have a large selection of canned goods including my beloved Guayamex Sardinas.
And they have rack after rack of snacks throughout the store.
I’m a little surprised that they stock breakfast cereal. Sorry Joe, looks like the General got beat to the punch.
Here’s a decent selection of jugos, juices.
In this corner is bottled water and cleaning products. I wish I could figure out a way to get the word out that the tap water, here in Vallarta, is perfectly safe and actually quite tasty.
And of course they have dog food but I doubt this would be enough to feed the dogs on our street, alone.
Mary is settling up with Oli, who is quite efficient and friendly.
And that my friends, in our new neighborhood, is how we roll when it comes to groceries, Cheers!
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. If you have favorite tiendas that you’d like to share, please do! Hasta proximo Domingo!
August 28, 2016
Â· Bruce Â· 2 Comments
Posted in: Life in Puerto Vallarta