Anyways, Van and I decided to travel beyond the city limits of the 'Burgh yesterday to check out this grocery store, Las Palmas Carniceria. We wanted to stock up on some cooking items, and also had read that on some weekends there is a taco stand outside of the store. We were thrilled to see that there was one this weekend! We immediately checked out the tacos, and were pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the stand.
The meats were delicious and the salsas were fresh...really tasty.
Inside the store, were a ton of great Latin American products- very cool. We checked out the vast array of Goya products and canned peppers, and Van picked out some limes and really spicy Habeneros peppers.
Loved Las Palmas! We will definitely add this shop to the rotation- and it's only 10 minutes away from downtown, not too far off the beaten path. This store is really authentic. It really reminded us of a small Highland Park grocery store- and the tacos were truly amazing. I've heard that handmade tamales are sometimes available. I can't wait! I don't think they sell cerveza- but I highly recommend this place for a real Mexican food experience.