Take a peek inside a real Mexican supermarket in Sonoma County

Ricardo Ibarra
Written by Ricardo Ibarra

It can be confusing for non-Latinos. I get it. I sometimes don’t know how to move around at the Asian Mart over at northwest Santa Rosa. But since we still don’t have a Taco Truck on every corner, you still have to buy groceries to get your Mexican fix.

Here is a guide that will help you recognize some of the products you can find at the more than 10 Mexican supermarkets in Sonoma County. These photos were taken at two places in Santa Rosa, Lola’s in Sebastopol Road and Rancho Mendoza on Piner Road.

We really hope you enjoy. Let us know what we missed in the comments below.

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  • SeyHey

    Excellent! Well done. (needs arranchera pic and description though)

  • Clay Merrick

    Chile Rellenos at Lola’s deli…also, Lola’s Carne al Pastor is pretty good on most days (always better than Ortega’s and Rancho Mendoza’s in this gabacho’s opinion). Don’t care for the al Pastor at Food Maxx.

  • SoylentGreenWorld

    If there are better Tres Leches cake than the ones from Lola’s, I have yet to find them and I’ve tried many in different parts of California. I wouldn’t even attempt to make my own.
    Loved your picks Ricardo, and the pithy comments below each photo. Muchas gracias!

    • David

      Try Bakery Panaderia in Cloverdale.

      • SoylentGreenWorld

        Thanks for the recommendation. I’m don’t get to Cloverdale much but if I do I’ll certainly check them out.

  • David

    Was hoping for a ‘best fresh chicharrones in the county’ list. Los Pinos in Cloverdale makes the best I tried. If you wait too long, they’re always gone.

  • JanG

    As a Sonoma County gringa living in a remote fishing village in Mexico for the past 4 years, I have to say that these groceries have a bigger selection than I do, unless I drive an hour to a “big city!” Love your selections and your comments. Muy bueno!

  • polyesterday

    The phrase “taco trucks on every corner” was used by Marco Gutierrez, the co-founder of Latinos for Trump, on September 1, 2016, in comments that received widespread attention during the 2016 United States presidential elections. National Public Radio (NPR) news wrote that taco trucks “now straddle the worlds of political symbol and internet meme”.

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