Mexican Market Around Town, posted by Jillian, a resident of the Foothill Knolls neighborhood, on May 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm
I am fairly new to Pleasanton and wonder if anyone can tell me where I might find a mexican market. The grocery stores carry only a small amount of mexican food items and I need some things I can't find.
I know there are a few in Hayward but is there such a thing in Pleasanton.
I can find lots of little Asian and Indian ones, but no Mexican
Posted by Steve Rosefield, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on May 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm
There is a small one south of Main Street on Spring Street (between Railroad and First). The people that run the shop are very nice and seamlessly switch to English when my highly limited Spanish vocabulary becomes exhausted (usually right after hello). Also Coles carries some items, and there are lots of more diverse markets and butcher shops in Livermore.
I will have to admit that this Gringo has a fairly limited knowledge of most of the more exotic items that make the Hispanic food culture so unique. But the Latino community is well represented in the area, so you should be able to find just about anything you desire.
Posted by Ella, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on May 19, 2010 at 7:30 am
Good grief! Someone comes here and asks a very simple question and look what it turns into. She received some very helpful answers, but there always has to be someone that thinks they are just superior and give some smart a$$ answer.
Tell me, what purpose do these snide remarks serve.
Other than showing the community the level of your intellegence...which is about nil.
Jillian I hope you find what you are looking for in the market and don't let the postings of shallow people ruin your opinion of Pleasanton.
Posted by Andy G., a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 19, 2010 at 9:34 am
In everyone's travels to the various Mercados in the area has anyone seen Modelo Light available? Comes in a blue bottle or can that almost looks like Coors light. Got back from Cabo a while back & this stuff has more flavor than any other light beer I've ever had & yet it still is so light it makes Coors/Bud Light taste like Guinness.
Posted by Maria C., a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on May 19, 2010 at 10:12 am
Contreras Market in Livermore has two locations. The one on Rincon Avenue is larger than the one on Railroad Ave. It is where they actually bake the pan dulces (Conchas are my favorites), tortillas, etc. It also is a carniceria.
Posted by Melanie, a resident of the Las Positas Garden Homes neighborhood, on May 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm
I have been hoping for the old Nob Hill to be bought by Mi Pueblo... or anyone willing to sell quality Latin food. A great meat counter and bakery would be nice so close to home. We go all the way to San Leandro to shop for many items right now.
Posted by Paul Morgan, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm
I make beef jerkey for my kids.
Take fajita meat (4 pounds). It works awesome. Soak in Soy sauce(0r 1/3 teriyaji, 2/3 soy), black pepper(jalepeno), garlic, and what ever yah like. I use onion powder for simplicity(two drops of liquid smoek is noce). Soak meet over night.
Oven, 180 degrees for one hour. Leave sit for 3 hours. Still not dry, do again. Repeat till dry, or what yah like It will never mildew or rot.