One Girl’s Guide to Shopping in La Paz

Shopping and Services in La Paz

The more time we spend in La Paz, the more gems we find for those of us who appreciate a good retail experience, plus great suppliers to the yachting community (see other page for marine listings). You will notice there is some bias towards items of culinary interest. Follows is a list of recent favorites (most but not all verified as open – some we have noted the last date visited). Please forgive any errors, and let us know if you find any, or wish to suggest other companies that should be listed.

ASIAN FOOD ITEMS
Toyo Foods
last visited 12/2018
Treasure house of Asian ingredients! Shelf stable, refrigerated and frozen! 
1030 Sixteenth of September just past Verdad on the LEFT hand side as you are driving away from the Malecon. Very small sign on door. Look for a white exterior staircase just to the left of the entrance. Park right in front they have 2-3 spaces
https://www.toyofoods.com.mx/
612.122.2162

Almacen La Victoria
Stocking wonton wraps, spring roll wraps, Asian condiments,  (kilo of Wasabi, anyone?) some grocery staples
Ignacio Ramírez 2318 Int. B between Pineda and De Leon
612 129 3979

BAKERIES
DULCE Y ROMERO
last visited 1/2019
Our favorite bakery now. Fabulous croissants, lovely baguettes at about $1.25. Giant biscotti – $0.75!
Allende a few blocks up from the Malecon (between Madero and Revolucion), great baked goods plus restaurant for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Interesting menu, innovative sandwiches.

PAN DE LES
last visited 12/2018
Lovely bread and pastries, closest thing to Bay Area breads we can find here. Sourdough and Rustico are wonderful, try the spicy (and other flavor) rice crackers. We like their chocolate croissants and cherry turnovers.
F. Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion
Open daily 8-2 except Sunday

BAKING SUPPLIES
SOLUTION CAKE, last visited 2017
Baking equipment, supplies, pastry cream, etc.
Allende #665 at I. Ramirez
magallonesgro@hotmail.com
612-125-8768

INDEPAN
Baking equipment and supplies for making sweet goodies – flavors, molds, sprinkles, cream, fillings, containers, yeasts (no bread flour)
Padre Kino just north of Colosio, next door to Praxair (welding supply)

BEADING & Jewelry SUPPLIES
ARMENTA Merceria – Beads and beading supplies, stationery, plus craft and sewing supplies.
Indepencia #115, between Madero and Revolucion de 1910
612-122-1380
merceriarmenta@terra.com.mx

PETROS
Last visited 1/2019
Great selection of beads and beading supplies. My favorite.
Jalisco (one way street) less than a half block east of the Abasolo

RICAUD Gems and Stones
Last visited 1/2019
Small store but a nice selection of strands, charms, even some assorted delicas in opened  packages.
Corner of Calle San Antonio y La Paz ~4 blocks (East? towards the mountains) off Forjadores   San Antonio is the traffic light next to Steren.

TEEN EXTRAVAGANZA – Beads and beading supplies.
Indepencia #309, between I. Madero and Revolucion de 1910, a few doors away from Armenta store
612-125-0405

TRISHO’S CO. BISUTERIA
Last visited 12/2018
Small store but interesting selection.
Lic. Primo Verdad entre Jalisco y Oaxaca
612 122 8210

VALENTINAS (beads)
Visited 1/2019
Small, but could have possibilities. Did not buy anything during first visit.
Colosio between Mexico y Durango
612 202 3030

BOOKS
ALLENDE BOOKS, last visited 2/2018
Great bookstore with most titles in English, non-fiction and fiction, emphasis on Baja and Mexican travel, lore, cooking, etc.
Independencia #518, between Serdán and G. Prieto
612-125-9114
allendebooks@gmail.com www.allendebooks.com

CAR RENTAL
(Now Mex Rent a Car?) Fox, on the Malecon & La Paz Airport, also serving SJD (Cabo) Airport. We have used them several times.
(most other major companies are also on the Malecon)
www.foxrentacar.com

COFFEE & TEA SUPPLIES
CAFE MARINO, last visited 2/2018
Coffee syrups (Davinci brand from U.S.), similar to Torani
Yucatan 3595 between Jalisco y Oaxaca, sort of behind City Club on Forjadores
lapaz@cafemarino.com.mx

LA TETERIA, last visited 2/2018
TEA and Supplies – next door to Cafe Marino  Yucatan 3595 between Jalisco y Oaxaca, sort of behind City Club on Forjadores
lateteriabcs@gmail.com
612-125-0205

DENTIST
Dr. Yxchel Clavel Guitirrez, last visited 12/2018 
(great English, spoken and written) Cleaning, crowns, implants (under $1,300 US!), peridontal treatment
#641 Durango, off Allende east of Catolica
dentalessexlapaz@yahoo.com
612-122-31-36

DOCTORS 
Dr. Buenaventura Diaz,  last visited 3/2017
Medicina Interna (Internal Medicine), Delfines 110, Fracc. Fidepaz, Fidepaz Hospital (the purple building) out on the Abasolo towards Walmart. drdiazlop50@hotmail.com
124-10-01 044    124-0400 switchboard
cell? 612 348-5728
(at Fidepaz his office is 2 doors to left of the main entrance to. hospital, next to the farmacia. Located in the courtyard of the purple buildings across from the hospital entrance. First office on the ground floor to the right of the outside stairway.)

Opthamologist
visited 4/2018
Dr. Fausto Ortiz Lechuga
Eye Exam 800 pesos, great English!
Delfines # 110 in Fidepaz Hospital complex
612-124-1651
drlechuga@prodigy.net.mx

Dr. Enrique Tuchmann
last visited 2016
makes boat calls!    doc_tuchmann@yahoo.com
Office on Altimirano across from the One Hotel
01 612 129 6569     (maybe also : 612-157-8516   612-125-0458)
www.drtuchmann.com  https://www.facebook.com/mdbotox/

Dra. Perla Aguilar – Dermatologist
last visited 7/2018
She speaks good English, (not necessarily the receptionist)
NUMEDE CLINIC At Prieto and Reforma
cell 612 348 3244    office 122 4766  
vanedp_derma@hotmail.com

DRUGSTORES
DAX
Last visited 1/2019
well stocked with health & beauty items, housewares, etc. similar to Walgreens
on the Abasolo – above the Modatela fabric store in the Soriana shopping center. Also another location downtown on Madero.

ELECTRONICS
EL SONIDO
last visited 9/2018
Audio and electronic components, accessories, musical instruments
I. Ramirez #1325 near 5 de Mayo
612-125-4252
elecsonido2003@hotmail.com

MAS ELECTRONICA (formerly Radio Shack) –
Not quite the same selection as U.S. but sometimes worth the trip for small/consumer electronics items.
F.I. Madero #12 (downtown not far from Sears) 612-122-6900
also another location on Colosio

STEREN
Last visited 9/2018
Electronics components, accessories, audio devices (such as I-pod cables).
On Forjadores almost across from the Soriana/City Club shopping plaza

EYEWEAR
OPTI BAJA
last visited 2/2018
in the Soriana shopping center on Forjadores 612 121 4903
and in the Soriana shopping center near Home Depot
purchased glasses frames and Acuvue contact lenses

HOSPITAL DE LENTES
last visited 3/2018
Altimirano at Constitucion
https://www.facebook.com/hospitalDlentes/
purchased glasses frames
612 123 4629

FABRIC & SEWING SUPPLIES
MODATELA
last visited 9/2018
downtown: F. Madero #1680 at Delgollado – 2 stories of material and related items 
also on the Abasolo – in the Soriana shopping center
612-129-3208

VANESSAS
last visited 9/2018
Large selection of commercial/upholstery fabrics 
Padre Kino between Bravo & Rosales

CASA MACIAS
Foam and upholstery fabric – On DeLeon east of town, past the arroyo (and past Padre Kino). Where the commercial upholsterers shop

PARISIANA
Fabric and sewing supplies
Revolucion de 1910 #1637, at 16th de September
also new store 12/2018 across from Home Depot

FARMER’S MARKET
Last visited 1/2019
Foods and crafts, fresh produce. Tuesday and Saturday from about 9:30-noon.
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitución.

FISHING GEAR
BAJAMARK
Allende between Madero and Revolucion
612-122-5175

FERREMAR
last visited 1/2019
Boat gear and supplies at their Revolucion location.
Fishing gear plus snorkel and scuba items, a bit of clothing at their 16th of September location.

FOOD ITEMS
CREMERIA ZAPOPAN
last visited 3/2018
building right on the corner – city’s best selection of cheeses & groceries like homemade sopes & salsas – always busy, sort of like a real mexican deli. 
RICOTTA CHEESE  on Las Garzas last store in the horseshoe market, couple of blocks towards town from Ley (same
side) They have mascarpone, they should have ricotta. kalamata olives

EL QUINTO SOL
health food, I think I found some pearled barley there
Belisario Dominguez 12 at Independencia (as of 2012)

LA PAZ COMMUNITY GARDEN AND STORE
last visited 9/2018
Homemade cheeses and yogurt, red wine vinegar (pour your own), fresh grown veggies, spices, grains, fresh eggs, etc. on Legaspy between Prieto and Serdan

NOMADA
last visited 12/2018
health foods, gourmet ingredients, cultural gifts, cafe
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion, across from Pan de Les
612.868.6018

GIFTS
BAMBU
Indepencia at Prieto

CAKTU SOUVENIRS
last visited 1/2019
Belisario Dominguez just north of 5th de Mayo.
Paola Flores’ unique designs with local themes including sealife.  

CASA PARRA
last visited 2/2017
Beautiful Mexican handcrafts
Indepencia between Revolucion y Serdan
612.170.4779

Fan Fan CHOCOLATE!
last visited 12/2018
visually stunning and tasty bon-bons and patisserie, now have coffee service too
Constitución 902, behind the Ley Grocery on 5 de Mayo

DOCE QUARENTA (1240) COFFEE SHOP
last visited 1/2019
Souvenirs – Baja interest books, cool themed t-shirts and mugs, etc., nice coffee shop with bakery/sandwiches with beautiful patio in the back, air-conditioned (in summer) seating indoors.
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion
and a newer location at Puerto Cortez

D GABY BODEGA
last visited 1/2019
Resale clothing shop, pretty large selection
Navarro between Dominguez and Madero

IBARRA’S POTTERY
last visited 12/2018
Beautiful locally-crafted pottery, nice useful gift items
G. Prieto #625, between Republica & T. Iglesias
612-122-0404
www.ibarraspottery.com

HARDWARE
(formerly ACE, now has a HONDA sign)
last visited 12/2018
The usual items you’d expect to see in a U.S. version, including housewares, pet supplies, patio and garden section, cleaning supplies, plus about 20 of the most popular food items from Costco!
5 de Mayo #848 (near the Ley Supermarket)
612-122-2024

PLOMYBANOS de la PAZ
last visited 2017
Housewares, small appliances, candles, seasonal gift items, bath accessories, plus plumbing & electrical hardware. May be a True Value franchise?
16th de September at G. Prieto
612-122-0504   612-122-9355
jorgeosunap@hotmail.com

HOTELS
HOTEL MARINA – at Marina Palmira
nothing fancy, but reasonable, usually includes buffet breakfast
800-685-8800
reservaciones@hotelmarina.com.mx

HYATT PLACE
We stayed there 1/2019
Recently built. Very nice rooms with king bed and seating area. Buffet breakfast.

B&B – CASA BUENA
Inexpensive lodging near Marina de La Paz. Nice communal kitchen, pool, pet friendly.
B. Dominguez between Sinaloa and Sonora
612-122-5538
www.casabuena.net

KITCHEN SUPPLY AND HOUSEWARES

PROACYR
last visited 9/2018
Kitchen tools, baking and restaurant equipment and supplies for pros and home cooks alike. Think about a mini Sur la Table of La Paz.
B. Juarez at Heroes de Indepencia
proacyr@yahoo.com.mx
612-125-9804

MERCADO DE LOZA 
last visited 12/2018
plastics and housewares, containers, restaurant type dishware, miscellaneous kitchen gear
Revolucion near Ocampo and the Madero market, adjacent to the Coppel store

IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE
Angel I. Arteaga, He speaks perfect english and has a handle on the laws and regulations here in the Baja.
Cel. (612) 155-5555 U.S. (816) 237-0848
a.arteaga1980@gmail.com

LAUNDRY
MAC-LAVA
last visited 1/2019
Legaspi, between Madero and Revolucion. Nicely folded and bagged, no stinky soaps. Rapid service and great price.

LIQUOR
LA CAVA DEL PATRON
last visited 4/2018
BIG selection of wines and liquors, plus a few gourmet items.
M. de Leon at G. Prieto
612-128-7761

MASSAGE
TANYA JAMIESON
Massage – Great for something to do after a heavy day of hunting around town.
Villas La Posada, near Abasolo and the Volkswagon Dealership (email for more info)
tcjamieson@gmail.com
612-167-7764   tcjamieson@gmail.com

MEAT MARKET/BUTCHER
EL TECUAN
Revolution near Juarez, white and green building.

MEAT  MARKET
last visited 9/2018
El Alamo, inside the Mercado Bravo – thick cut bacon and other cuts to order

MERCADOS (PUBLIC MARKETS)
Last visited 12/2018
MERCADO MADERO – One of two enclosed public markets in town with a variety of vendors. More dominant in clothing/general merchandise than the other mercado. Between A. Serdan and Revolucion de 1910, and between Delgollado and Ocampo

MERCADO BRAVO
Last visited 12/2018
One of two enclosed public markets in town with a variety of vendors.  Nice fish and seafood here. More dominant in food items than the other mercado. Great carnitas stand outside next tot the parking lot at the corner of Prieto and Bravo: 2 for 1 prices for carnitas on Wednesday.
Between G. Prieto and I. Ramirez, and between Bravo and Ocampo

LAS GARCES complex aka mercado de abasto
last visited 3/2018
Many vendors of food items, fresh produce, bulk spices, nuts and seeds, and cooking/cleaning/restaurant supplies. (CLOSED WEEKENDS?) Only place in town we have found bread flour (44 KG bag!)

OFFICE SUPPLIES, MISCELLANY
LIBRERIA RAMIREZ
stationery, party supplies, toys, lots of stuff!
5 De Mayo #204-4, between Madero and Revolucion 612-122-1881

Office Depot and Office Max
Out on Forjadores near the Soriana/Sears/City Club shopping Center. New Office Depot 12/2018 on the Abasolo next to Soriana.

SEAFOOD
Counters inside the Mercado Bravo public market.

TAILOR
Sastreria Moralia
last visited 1/2019
Inexpensive alterations. Hemming pants about 75p. Corner of Madero and DeLeon
612 122 2982