What’s your guilty pleasure when you’re on holiday? For some it’s indulging a bit more. For others, it’s partying like it’s 1999. I’m partial to hitting up a good grocery store. Like for hours. Quite possibly the best grocery store in the world is La Comer, found in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. You want bronzed skin AND bargains? Roll up to this little slice of paradise on the Baja Peninsula.
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La Comer is conveniently situated at the junction between Highway 1 and Highway 10. You can take either of these highways to the international airport, so if you’re flying in, you’re sure to drive by it. This (formerly a Mega) grocery store sits in the same parking lot as a McDonalds and Starbucks, and is steps away from San Jose’s hotel zone.
It seems like half their customers are American ex-pats, and the store caters to these cash cows. They’ve got volunteers dotted around the store to help you shop.
One quickly pounced on me and she was so knowledgeable about whether cactus tostadas were worth the hype that I kept hunting her down.
I peppered her with questions such as:
- Do Mexicans drink margaritas out of a can?
- Do refried beans taste OK without lard?
These volunteers can answer all those questions that have been bugging your for years. P.S. expect to receive a look of disgust when asking about omitting lard.
But what can I say? I loooove Mexican food and this mega grocery store is the best spot in the Baja region to snap up all those ingredients. Here are 40 of the best Mexican foods to try BTW…