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.

Last updated 4/2022

ASIAN FOOD ITEMS

TOYO FOODS
last visited 4/2022
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
612.122.2162

ALMACEN LA VICTORIA
last visited 2021
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 4/2022
(also on our restaurant page)
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 4/2022
Lovely bread and pastries. Sourdough and Rustico are wonderful, try the spicy (and other flavor) rice crackers. We like their cherry turnovers. Some gluten free items too. They usually have a stand at the Tuesday/Saturday market at Rosales at the Malecon.
F. Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion
Open daily 8-2 except Sunday

BAKING SUPPLIES
SOLUTION CAKE, last visited 2021
Baking equipment, supplies, pastry cream, etc.
Allende #665 at I. Ramirez
magallonesgro@hotmail.com
612-125-8768

INDEPAN
last visited 2021
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 2021
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 2021
Great bookstore with most titles in English, non-fiction and fiction, emphasis on Baja and Mexican travel, lore, cooking, etc.
MOVED 2019, 21 d’augosta between 16th Sept & Ariola – near Sears
612 125 9114
allendebooks@gmail.com
www.allendebooks.com

COFFEE & TEA SUPPLIES
CAFE MARINO, last visited 2/2019
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

COMPUTER RELATED

KREASOFT
last visited 1/2021
Apple Device repair
Serdan between Rosales and Allende
612 125 8213

MICROSISTEMAS
last visited 3/2022
computers and peripherals, some service/repairs as well
Isabel Catolica between Allende and Rosales
612 122 8344

DENTIST

DENTAL ESSEX LA PAZ
Dr. Yxchel Clavel Guitirrez
last visited 4/2022
(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 3136

DOCTORS
Dr. Buenaventura Diaz
last visited 2018
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

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!
Office on Altimirano across from the One Hotel
01 612 129 6569     (maybe also : 612-157-8516   612-125-0458)
www.drtuchmann.com
doc_tuchmann@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/mdbotox/

Dra. Perla Aguilar – Dermatologist
last visited 7/2021
She speaks good English, (not necessarily the receptionist)
Great place to do an annual skin check
NUMEDE CLINIC At Prieto and Reforma
cell 612 348 3244    office 122 4766
vanedp_derma@hotmail.com

DRUGSTORES
DAX
Last visited 2021
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 1/2022
Audio and electronic components, accessories, musical instruments
16th of September, near Ramirez
612 125 4252
elecsonido2003@hotmail.com

MAS ELECTRONICA (formerly Radio Shack)
last visited 2021
Not quite the same selection as U.S. but sometimes worth the trip for small/consumer electronics items.
Colosio a little west of Forjadores
Also Madero #12 (downtown not far from Sears)
612 122 6900

STEREN
Last visited 1/2022
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 2021
Altimirano at Constitucion
https://www.facebook.com/hospitalDlentes/
frames, lenses, and repairs
612 123 4629

FABRIC & SEWING SUPPLIES
MODATELA
last visited 4/2022
on Abasolo – in the Soriana shopping center
612 129 3208

VANESSAS
last visited 2020
Large selection of commercial/upholstery fabrics
Padre Kino between Bravo & Rosales

MACIAS LA CASA DEL TAPICERO
last visited 2020
Foam and upholstery fabric – On DeLeon east of town, past the arroyo (and past Padre Kino) near Patriotismo. About 10 minute drive from the Malecon. Where the commercial upholsterers shop

PARISIANA
last visited 2020
Fabric and sewing supplies
Revolucion de 1910 #1637, at 16th de September
also across from Home Depot

FARMER’S MARKETS

MOA
Last visited 4/2022
Foods and (mostly) crafts, a bit of fresh produce (BIG selection from vendor: Martin). Tuesday and Saturday from about 9-1 pm.
Rosales between the Malecon and Madero on the north side of the former El Arco hotel

LAS GARCES MARKET – MERCADO DE ABASTO
A bunch of food vendors! Tons of produce. Fun to walk through and explore all the various stalls/shops.
Olachea near Tonatiuh

FISHING/WATERSPORTS GEAR
BAJAMARK
last visited 2021
Allende between Madero and Revolucion
612 122 5175

FERREMAR
last visited 4/2022
(two locations)
Boat gear and supplies at their Revolucion location.
Fishing gear plus snorkel and scuba items, some sports clothing at their 16th of September location.

FOOD ITEMS
CREMERIA ZAPOPAN
last visited 2021
Mercado d’Abastos in Las Garces Neighborhood. Their building is right on the corner – city’s best selection of cheeses (ricotta and marscapone too) & groceries like homemade sopes & salsas – always busy, sort of like a real mexican deli. Bulk flours: Semolina, high gluten, Rye, others (40KG bags).

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 2020
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 1/2022
health foods, gourmet ingredients, cultural gifts, cafe
Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion, across from Pan de Les
612 868 6018

Semillas y Cereales Guadalajara
seeds, nuts, spices, and hundreds of other items, most in bulk. Store is on west side of Serdan between Ocampo and Degollado. Parking in back of bldg, enter from Degollado on left side about 1/2 block down

GIFTS

CAKTU SOUVENIRS
last visited 12/2021
Belisario Dominguez just north of 5th de Mayo.
Paola Flores’ unique designs with local themes including sea life motifs.

CASA PARRA
last visited 4/2022
Beautiful Mexican handcrafts
Indepencia between Revolucion y Serdan
612.170.4779

Fan Fan CHOCOLATE!
last visited 4/2022
visually stunning and tasty bon-bons and patisserie, now have coffee service too
Constitución 902 at Heroes de Indepencia behind the Ley Grocery on 5 de Mayo

DOCE QUARENTA (1240) COFFEE SHOP
last visited 3/2022
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

IBARRA’S POTTERY
last visited 1/2022
Beautiful locally-crafted pottery, nice useful gift items
G. Prieto #625, between Republica & T. Iglesias
612-122-0404
www.ibarraspottery.com

CLOTHING – FUN RESALE SHOPS
Segundo Perla
last visited 2020
across from Bardahl Tornillos on Hwy past the airport, towards Comitan

D GABY BODEGA
last visited 12/2021
Resale clothing shop, pretty large selection
moved recently, possibly Agustin Arreola 25 or on Dominguez
612 125 2846

HARDWARE

ACE HARDWARE
last visited 4/2022
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 30 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 2021
Housewares, small appliances, candles, seasonal gift items, bath accessories, plus plumbing & electrical hardware. Might be a True Value franchise?
16th de September at G. Prieto
612 122 0504   612 122 9355
jorgeosunap@hotmail.com

TRAESSA EXPRESS
last visited 4/2022
Abasolo between Nayarit & Sinaloa, often saves one a trip all the way out to Home Depot


HAIR AND NAILS

ROCIO GARCIA SALON
last visited 4/2022
In Plaza Nautica on the Abasolo almost across from Chedraui
612 146 3998
612 167 2263

HOTELS

POSADA DE LAS FLORES
Friend enjoyed a stay there 1/2022
https://posadadelasflores.com/nvo/colibri-wp/la-paz-residence/

HYATT PLACE
Last visited  2022
One of newer big hotels in town. 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 4/2022
Kitchen tools, baking and restaurant equipment and supplies for pros and home cooks alike. Think about a mini Sur la Table or Williams-Sonoma of La Paz.
B. Juarez at Heroes de Indepencia
proacyr@yahoo.com.mx
612-125-9804

MERCADO DE LOZA
last visited 2021
plastics and housewares, containers, restaurant type dishware, miscellaneous kitchen gear
Revolucion 1910 between Delgollado and Ocampo near the Madero market, adjacent to the Coppel store
Parking spaces right in front of the building. You will see kitchenware in the window.

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 4/2022
Legaspi, between Madero and Revolucion. Nicely folded and bagged, no stinky soaps. Rapid service and great pricing.

LINENS (bedding)

Vianney
on Delgolado between Madero y Revolucion, does not stock alot, it’s more of a catalog store where you order what you need. Looks like a decent variety of goods

LIQUOR
LA CAVA DEL PATRON
last visited 1/2022
BIG selection of wines and liquors, plus a few gourmet items. Cuban cigars.
M. de Leon at G. Prieto
612 128 7761

MASSAGE

ANGELICA MASSAGE

Angelica Nunes Manriques
as of 1/2022
Two friends recommend her highly
624 178 1996
5 de Febrero and Calle 20 de Novembre (Purple Door)

MEAT MARKET/BUTCHER

EL TECUAN
Revolution corner of Juarez, white and green building.

ALAMO MEAT counter in the Bravo Public Market
last visited 4/2022
Big selection, thick cut smoked bacon is one favorite

MERCADOS (PUBLIC MARKETS)
Last visited 2021
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 4/2022
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 1/2022
Many vendors of food items, fresh produce, bulk spices, nuts and seeds, and cooking/cleaning/restaurant supplies. (CLOSED WEEKENDS?) Some foods you may not find elsewhere: dried split peas, dried black eyed peas…

OFFICE SUPPLIES, MISCELLANY
LIBRERIA RAMIREZ
last visited 12/2019
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.
Also Office Depot on the Abasolo next to Soriana.

SEAFOOD

(Bravo Market)
last visited 3/2022
Counters inside the Mercado Bravo public market. We like the one that is second from the Bravo Street entryway.

MARSEL SEAFOOD
last visited 4/2022
Rosales between Ramirez and Altimirano

TAILOR
Sastreria Moralia
last visited 3/2022
Inexpensive alterations. Hemming pants about 75p. Corner of Madero and DeLeon
612 122 2982