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Mexican Market

Original post made by Jillian on May 18, 2010

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
Thanks for any suggestions

Comments (19)

Posted by Ryan, a resident of Downtown
on May 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I too have been looking for one. Would like to find a Mexican grocery store to get some particular hot sauces that I like.


Posted by mexican, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm

One on Spring Street and Contreras Market (larger) in Livermore on Railroad


Posted by Jillian, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on May 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Thank you so much. I will head over to Livermore tomorrow!


Posted by Steve Rosefield, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
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 m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Believe it or not Cole's has a large selection of Mexican items ... they cater to the Hispanic area ... it's a good place ... that's where I buy my Corona's


Posted by M., a resident of Downtown
on May 19, 2010 at 12:28 am

M. is a registered user.

Breaking news

Racism alive and well in Pleasanton...
Wait, that isn't news its common knowledge.

Seriously though, go troll somewhere else rulegal
we don't have any openings for trolls on the PW forums at the moment.


Posted by Ella, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
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 Von, a resident of Livermore
on May 19, 2010 at 7:58 am

There is also a new on in Livermore on S. Livermore Ave opposite Mr. Pickles. It is the same owner that owns the restaurant Casa Mexico. The store is also called Casa Mexico Market.


Posted by Pat Walden, a resident of Livermore
on May 19, 2010 at 8:52 am

There's another good Mexican market in Livermore on East Ave . They have a fajita mix ready for the frying pan that's out of this world. Their salsa and guacamole is fantastic; hot but good.


Posted by Andy G., a resident of Birdland
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 mac, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 19, 2010 at 9:57 am

I am embarrassed to say I do notknow where Coles is. Finding these specialty foods interests me too. Would someone give me a location?

LOVE mexican food but am limited in making it at home other than OUR versions. Can't wait to find it!


Posted by David Cannon, a resident of Birdland
on May 19, 2010 at 10:04 am

David Cannon is a registered user.

Smart and Final is not a Mexican market. However, they have a good representation of vegetables, spices and other products that are ideal for Mexican style meals. The prices are quite good also.


Posted by Maria C., a resident of Val Vista
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 Jennifer, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on May 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

For Mac...

Coles is a smallish "sell everything" store on 1st Street, just opposite a Shell garage. There is a small parking lot right in front of it.

The most obvious landmark there is probably the famous "Bob's Giant Burgers" on the corner (though its sign is less prominent now than it used to be.)


Posted by Melanie, a resident of Las Positas Garden Homes
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 amilegal, a resident of Nolan Farms
on May 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

taco bell is located in the raleys shopping center


Posted by Cholo, a resident of San Ramon
on May 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Pleasanton in the news! Web Link


Posted by stacey, a resident of Birdland
on May 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm

try Tijuana.


Posted by Paul Morgan, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
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.
You get one pound finished.


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