Once again I find myself in the position of defending Superlake which is a wonderful grocery store in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.
It was overheard to be called “Superthief” to which I take great exception. I my opinion Superlake and its very capable leader, Pancho, has done everything possible to answer the needs of the foreign community while still catering to the local Mexican population. At Superlake you have a choice of products local and imported and obviously there will be a difference in price for these items. For example Mexican Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are about 30 pesos where the imported Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are about 75 pesos. It is your choice.
We have an aisle of Asian staples and all the spices you could ask for. You always have the choice of the local products or its imported equivalent. Most, if not all, of these imported products are a result of a request from an ex-pat and Pancho has accommodated their desires.
Our relatives were here from North Carolina for our son’s wedding they decided to have a rehearsal dinner where they would do all of the cooking. The shopping trip to Superlake and Tony’s Market next door yielded all of the necessary ingredients including Kimchi which is a fermented Korean side dish of vegetables and a variety of seasonings.
All the Mexican cheeses are available as well as wonderful imported cheeses such as Italian Asiago and Boursin.
Whatever your recipe calls for Superlake either has is or will get it for you.
Pancho even imports wonderful squashes for us in the fall such as Butternut, Acorn and Spaghetti squashes.
I happily do all of my shopping at Superlake and are thrilled with the prices of the items I choose to purchase. They have a lot of the Kirkland brand products from Costco and albeit they may be a few pesos more than at Costco in Guadalajara but by the time you factor in time spent and parking costs and frustration that always accompanies a trip to Guad it more than makes up the small difference.
If you buy local products your bill will be very reasonable but it you choose to throw in a few imported items to accommodate the foodie in you – you may pay a little more.
The choice is clear and it is yours. You can reach Superlake at (376) 766-0174.