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El Dorado Meat Market

To call El Dorado simply a "little store" doesn't begin to cover it. The cozy market on Airport is also a taqueria, serving up authentic pastor, barbacoa, and huitlacoche on a grill in sight, plus a fruteria and carneceria, which sells to the public as well as supplies wholesale to local restaurants like Moe's and Curra's. The market is loaded not only with the expected lines of Jumex juices and El Huache cheeses but a freezer full of La Michoacana paletas, two coolers full of harder-to-find Mexican brand drinks, shelves of fun snacks and dry goods, and our favorite: a whole row of great-smelling Mexican soaps and personal-care products including the yummy Siete Machos bath bar that has been known to have a similar effect on the ladies as Hi Karate or Axe.

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