Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mercado de la Raza

My friend Rand had recommended that I check out Sakura-Ya on Beretania, but when I got there a few weeks ago they weren't open yet, so I visited Mercado de la Raza instead.  Sorry Rand, I'll try again another day.

These chips were da best tortilla chips . . . tastes like the kind you get in restaurants.   They were $4.50 a bag.

Owner Martha makes these.  This salsa was $5.00.  She said her "spicy" is not too spicy, but it was to me.  She also makes a "very spicy".

This guacamole was $5.50.

I mixed the spicy salsa and the mild guacamole together and it was juuuuust right for me.

Martha also makes this flan.  It was $2.50.  It's very smooth and ono.

I made the flan all nice and gave it to CQ like this . . . 'cause she is very into "presentation".


DNakamaru said...

Looks so Ono!

We love mexican food!

K and S said...

looks good!

jalna said...

I hope you get to check it out Dean!

Kat, it's a neat store.

Betty Townsend said...

Love your presentation of the flan!

jalna said...

Hahaha, thanks Betty!

Mariko said...

I really really love that store. I need to go again. It's been a while. I didn't know they had flan! I want some. They used to make tamales every other friday that were so good...

Leslie's pics said...

I'm scared to see what her "very spicy" tastes like!! Damn! that was hot!!

Erick said...

Looks ono, have to go check it out.

Dd said...

You gotta go on Sautrdays when the have a lady sitting in front selling her fresh made tamales and sometimes empanadas !! Gotta go early, coz she sells out !!

jalna said...

Ohhh, I better check out the tamales next time Mariko!

It was yah Les!

I think you'd like it Erick.

Hmmmm, sounds good Didi.

Dd said...

2nd and last Saturdays every month !!

jalna said...

Thanks Didi!

Randism said...

sorry for dis late comment but i dont recommend going to that japanese place anymore (sakura ya); there used to be a very polite and pleasant japanese worker at the counter but she's gone and if her replacement is her boss, i don't blame her. very blunt; gives me the impression she's been a construction worker! too bad :-(

anyway, that mexican place is good; go there!

jalna said...

Awww . . . too bad yah Rand. Thanks for the update!