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 short list of current favorites (most but not all verified) that were open in late 2014. Please forgive any errors, and let us know if you find any, or wish to suggest other companies that should be listed.
There are purposely NO clothing or shoe stores listed, there are just too many to choose from around La Paz and our goal is to have less and less clothing and shoes, not more!
DULCE Y ROMERO, last visited 12/2017
Allende a few blocks up from the Malecon, great baked goods plus restaurant.
PAN DE LES, last visited 12/2017
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
SOLUTION CAKE, last visited 2017
Baking equipment, supplies, pastry cream, etc.
Allende #665 at I. Ramirez
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)
ARMENTA Merceria – Beads and beading supplies, stationery, plus craft and sewing supplies.
Indepencia #115, between Madero and Revolucion de 1910
PETROS – Great selection of beads and beading supplies
Jalisco about a half block east of the Abasolo
TEEN EXTRAVAGANZA – Beads and beading supplies.
Indepencia #309, between I. Madero and Revolucion de 1910, a few doors away from Armenta store
ALLENDE BOOKS, last visited 2017
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
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)
COFFEE & TEA SUPPLIES
CAFE MARINO, last visited 2/2017
Coffee syrups (Davinci brand from U.S.), similar to Torani
Yucatan 3595 between Jalisco y Oaxaca, sort of behind City Club on Forjadores
TEA and Supplies – next door to Cafe Marino Yucatan 3595 between Jalisco y Oaxaca, sort of behind City Club on Forjadores
Dr. Yxchel Clavel Guitirrez, last visited 12/2017
(great English, spoken and written) Cleaning, crowns, implants, peridontal treatment
#641 Durango, off Allende east of Catolica
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
Dr. Enrique Tuchmann, last visited 2016
makes boat calls! email@example.com
Office on Altimirano across from the One Hotel
01 612 129 6569 (maybe also : 612-157-8516 612-125-0458)
Dra. Perla Aguilar – Dermatologist, last visited 7/2017
She speaks good English, not necessarily the receptionist
NUMEDE CLINIC prieto and reforma
cell 612 348 3244 office 122 4766
DAX – well stocked with health & beauty items, housewares, etc. similar to Walgreens
Abasolo – above the Modatela fabric store in the new Mega shopping center. Also another location downtown on Madero.
EL SONIDO, last visited 12/2017
Audio and electronic components, accessories, musical instruments
I. Ramirez #1325 near 5 de Mayo
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 – Electronics components, accessories, audio devices (things like I-pod cables).
Forjadores almost across from the Soriana/City Club shopping plaza
Hospital De Lentes
Altimirano at Constitucion
612 123 4629
Dr. Fausto Lechuga (Opthamologist, friends have used)
Delfines # 110 in Fidepaz Hospital complex
FABRIC & SEWING SUPPLIES
downtown: F. Madero #1680 at Delgollado – 2 stories of material and related items
also on the Abasolo – in the Soriana shopping center
Large selection of commercial/upholstery fabrics
Padre Kino between Bravo & Rosales
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 one at Soriana Plaza near Home Depot
Foods and crafts, fresh porduce. Tuesday and Saturday from about 9:30-noon.
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitución.
Allende between Madero and Revolucion
At their 16th of September location
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)
JAMS, JELLIES, MARMALADES, and CHUTNEYS
Exotic liquor-based jams, jellies, marmalades and chutneys are made by survivors of domestic violence.
health foods, gourmet ingredients, cultural gifts, cafe
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion, across from Pan de Les
SEAFOOD – Counters inside the Mercado Bravo public market.
DOCE QUARENTA (1240) COFFEE SHOP, last visited 12/2017
– souvenirs – books, cool themed t-shirts and mugs, etc., nice coffee shop with bakery/sandwiches with beautiful patio in the back, airconditioned (in summer) seating indoors.
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion
IBARRA’S POTTERY – Beautiful locally-crafted pottery, nice useful gift items
G. Prieto #625, between Republica & T. Iglesias
(formerly ACE, now has a HONDA sign)
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)
PLOMYBANOS de la PAZ – 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
HOTEL MARINA – at Marina Palmira
nothing fancy, but reasonable
We stayed there 12/2015, very nice. Good 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
KITCHEN SUPPLY AND HOUSEWARES
PROACYR, last visited 12/2017
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
MERCADO DE LOZA, last visited 12/2017
plastics and housewares, containers, kitchen gear.
Revolucion near Ocampo and the Madero market, adjacent to the Coppel store
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
Legaspi, between Madero and Revolucion. Nicely folded and bagged, no stinky soaps. Quick and great price.
LA CAVA DEL PATRON – BIG selection of wines and liquors, plus a few gourmet items.
M. de Leon at G. Prieto
Pedicure/Massage/Waxing – 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)
Revolution near Juarez, white and green building.
El Alamo, inside the Mercado Bravo – thick cut bacon and other cuts to order
MERCADOS (PUBLIC MARKETS)
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 – 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 the entry 2/1 prices for carnitas on Wednesday, outside mercado entry facing Bravo and Prieto.
Between G. Prieto and I. Ramirez, and between Bravo and Ocampo
LAS GARCES complex aka mercado de abasto
Many stalls 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.