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 quickly 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.
But what can I say? I loooove Mexican food and La Comer 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…
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. Fast forward a few years and now our daughter proudly wears this shirt.
Check out the amazing seafood counter below. So much octopus, so little time! The prawns are spectacular. The fresh food at La Cormer will make you WANT to cook all through your holiday. OK, maybe not every day…
Ceviche anyone? There are half a dozen varieties on tap every day for your snacking pleasure.
La Comer’s got a full bakery, prepared food section (hello homemade tortillas and guacamole!) and a handsome selection of tires in case you get a flat. Really, this Cabo grocery store has it all.
Note: I typically bring back the their homemade tortillas on the plane to Canada and it’s never been an issue. They’re hiding underneath the blue gingham blanket in a cooler. Only the locals know its hiding spot!
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.
Still, at Costco you can stock up on quality booze at cheaper prices if you’re not doing the all-inclusive thing.
Have you ever hit up La Comer in Mexico? Have I tempted you?