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. Here’s a look at why La Comer is so rad.
Half the customers at La Comer 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 pounced on me and she was so knowledgeable about whether cactus tostadas were worth the hype that I kept hunting her down. 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.
My gal even ran into the huz and got into a conversation about me, without realizing our mutually close relationships.
Lady: Hello sir, do you have any questions? I’m happy to help.
Huz: Thanks, but I think I’m OK. (Continues shopping for inappropriate T-shirts.)
Lady: No really, it’s fine. I just spent an hour with a Canadian in the hot chocolate aisle.
Huz: Did she ask you a thousand questions?
Huz: I think you just met my wife.
Lady: She is wearing black and looks like an old teenager?
Huz: That’d be her.
Editor’s note: I hoping old teenager was just a bad translation for young lady.
Cool clothing at La Comer
With Target and Zellers gone in Canada, I’ve been missing the cheap Cherokee line for kids. They carry it at La Comer, plus a lot of clothing that hasn’t made it past a good translator.
But who could resist such sexy Ts? Not my man.
Check out the amazing seafood counter.
La Comer’s got a full bakery, prepared food section (hello homemade tortillas and quacamole!) and a handsome selection of tires in case you get a flat. Really, this Cabo grocery store has it all.
San Jose del Cabo shopping
La Comer rocks for tourists like me keen to snap up American goods at much cheaper prices than we could in the States or Canada. Costco in Cabo is good, too. They have the advantage of being closer to Cabo San Lucas if you’re staying near that area. Plus Costco has some sweet views of The Arches from their parking lot. And who can resist the super cheap hot dogs, pizza and sundaes they dish out? Not I! But if given a choice, it’s La Comer (formerly Mega) that I return to time and time again.
Have you ever hit up La Comer in Mexico? Have I tempted you?