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Sr. Margarito Tel: (762)622-1159
Flowers are an important part of life in Mexico. You can buy them in the market and sometimes from people who bring lovely bouquets in from the country. Flowers are inexpensive and make life just a little more beautiful. Be careful not to give white flowers as gifts; white flowers are usually reserved for funerals.
Taxco Flower Market:
Hey, Hey!! Somebody get me out of here!!
FOOD AND GROCERIES also see MARKETS
Food shopping in Taxco’s local market, Mercado Tetitlan, is an experience not to be missed. Eye openers, like whole hog heads and mountains of fresh mangos will greet you at every turn. There are women selling hand made tortillas and the masa if you’d like to make your own tortillas at home, cremerias for cheese, eggs, and crema. Fruit and vegetable stands, large and small, are at all sides and there are mountains of fresh chicken, including all parts–heads and feet are no exception. Sr. Fidencio Delgado Arroyo in the photo at the left has some of the most delicioius chicken we've had. It’s all very wonderful. One of the best parts of marketing is that you can have a home cooked meal right there. Deep in the market is a building where you can buy fresh baked bread, delivered hot from the bakery in huge baskets that fit nicely on the heads of the carriers as they have a hole in the middle (the baskets not the carriers). Right there are a couple of dozen small kitchens, each with a few tables and a señora with lots of pots on the stove. Fresh juice stands are also wedged in here and there in the same building. Dive in! This is the place for comida casera, fresh home-cooked authentic Mexican food. After eating a delicious meal of mole rojo, clamoli verde, or a simple caldo de pollo take a moment to walk down to the flower market. Flowers are an essential part of life here. White flowers are to be avoided as home decorations or gift bouquets because they are the flowers traditionally used for funerals. Now, you’ve had lunch, you have your mangos, your chicken, and a large bunch of calla lilies and it’s time for the health food store. Take home some herbal tea and enjoy your siesta.
A meaty treat for those who would really like to experience a Mexican
Treat: Claudia & her family makes what are called: Carnitas and
gorditas. Carnitas are the meaty muscles that run next to the spine
called lomo in spanish, and gorditas are parts of the pig which have
an excess of fat. Either way it will be a one time luxury for the
lover of pork. We, when we are in Taxco, would often order some carnitas
for Saturday-- the only day that claudia makes it. For carnitas you
can go an often they will have a few pieces; if you have some friends
coming over and want like a 1/2 pound it is often worth calling ahead
to reserve. For gorditas, you can just go around 12:00 PM. and pick
the pieces you would like from the basket.
Restaurant Fonda “La Chata,” Mercado Tetitlan,
and fresh pork
Vargas , Toril #15C, in Taxco’s central market.
Sra. Dominguez has a place in the market that sells the best bread and rolls. You can call the Panadería to reserve the bread you want by calling 622-4305.
Calderon, Mercado Tetitlan, Locales 182 & 185
Organic and Natural Foods see ORGANIC FOODS
in the evening "ANTOJITOS
See Cacho or his brother Javier in the market just up the stairs from the flower stalls. They will special order for you. We have them bring asparagus from Mexico City and have never been disappointed with the quality and freshness.
Sra Florea on Callejón Mesquite #1 makes fabulous tortillas by hand. BUT, you have to order them a day ahead. Tel: (762)622-3303
In the market there are two or three commercial tortillerias, and several women selling handmade tortillas. These are thicker than the commercial variety and come in blue or white corn. The blue ones are especially delicious. Toast them over the open flame on your stove, add some chicken or other cooked meat or cheese, some sliced tomatoes and a bit of salsa Mexicana and you'll have one of the best meals you've ever eaten.
Funeraria Mendoza, Calle Ojeda in the center of town. Tel: (762)622-1095
Diseño de Interiores, Lic. Maritza Peralta Saldaña (Interior Decorator), Tel: (733)332-1037 Email: [email protected] We found Maritza at the Iguala tianguis on Thursday. She was selling some of the prettiest iron chairs we've seen in this area.