5 Mexican grocery stores in Reno-Sparks serving delicious food

5 Mexican Grocery Stores In Reno-Sparks Serving Delicious Food

Photo courtesy of Toro De Oro Market via Facebook.

By Aleza Freeman

March 11, 2024

Hispanic food is growing in popularity among Hispanic and non-Hispanic shoppers alike. 

It’s even trending among younger generations, with 45% of Gen Z consumers naming Latin food when asked if they could only eat one cuisine for the rest of their lives (second only to Italian).

In Northern Nevada, you can find a wide selection of Latin products and eat them too at grocery stores catering to the Hispanic community. With well-stocked shelves and full menus of authentic, freshly-made food, they’re ideal for shopping and dining in, or grabbing food to go — especially helpful when you’re trying to check groceries off your shopping list with a cart full of hungry children.

Whether you just want to grab a quick bite or you’re shopping for the family, you’ll find the best Hispanic food in Reno and Sparks at a Mexican grocery store. From meat, seafood, and cheese to baked goods, housewares, and food made-to-order, satisfy your cravings and fill your fridge with food from one of these five Mexican grocery stores.

Marketon

1500 S. Wells Ave., Reno

Once a small neighborhood store in California, Marketon made the move to Nevada in 1972. Now there are five full Marketon supermarkets in the state, four in Las Vegas and one in Reno. Along with all the major supermarket departments like produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, milk, and eggs, the market’s kitchen serves traditional Latino meals every day.

Yelpers are complimentary of the store’s produce section and its low prices as well as its product selection from food to housewares. “This place is the bomb for Latino goods,” writes Yelper Linda H. “I was on a hunt for those [chili] laden lollipops and found all sorts of Mexican breads.” If you prefer to fill your cart from the convenience of home, the store’s website offers an easy online shopping experience with groceries available for pickup or delivery.

5 Mexican Grocery Stores In Reno-Sparks Serving Delicious Food

Photo courtesy of Marketon via Facebook.

Carniceria La Chiquita Meat Market & Deli

4385 Neil Rd., #102, Reno

A butcher shop and grocery store, Carniceria La Chiquita Meat Market & Deli specializes in Latin-cut meats like pork carnitas and chicharrones, as well as fresh salsas and guacamole, made daily. Billy E. writes on Yelp that “you can smell the carne from outside,” adding, “The butchers case is filled to the top with freshly cut assorted domestic meats like steaks and ribs with the Hispanic domestics like tongue, kidney, skins, hoofs, snouts and ears.”

While the market specializes in meat, Yelper Devaney B. raves about the bakery: “As soon I walk in I hit get with the warm and delicious smell of their pan dulce … I never struggle finding exactly what I need, not to mention the staff is super friendly and welcoming.” The deli is also a hit with its fresh-to-order options like tortas, burritos, tacos, gorditas, and quesadillas as well as your choice of juices, smoothies, raspados, and fruit cocktails.

5 Mexican Grocery Stores In Reno-Sparks Serving Delicious Food

Photo courtesy of Carniceria La Chiquita Meat Market & Deli via Facebook.

La Barca

10603 Stead Blvd., #1, Reno

A quaint neighborhood market carrying Hispanic meats, cheese, spices, sauces, tortillas, candy, and drinks, La Barca also serves up a large menu of Mexican food for dine-in or take-out. Get a huge burrito, tacos, quesadillas, tamales, pupusas and menudo, as well as salsas and desserts (try the fresas con crema), prepared fresh.

Since La Barca is well known for its popular food truck (parked at The Eddy in downtown Reno), you can count on finding something delicious. Lisa L. writes on Yelp that the food is authentic, adding it’s “definitely the best we have had so nice moving to Reno from Cali.” La Barca’s grocery section is small but mighty, with different brand choices, and all the items you need to cook your favorite meal.

Carnicería Samber

2360 Oddie Blvd., Sparks

Latina-owned Carnicería Samber is a meat market, grocery store, restaurant, and bakery in Sparks. Since opening in 2005, the shop has expanded both in size and inventory, adding grocery options, including produce, candy, and a wide selection of meats and spices. The bakery sells fresh bread, Mexican appetizers, and desserts, made daily.

If you’re hungry, dine in on a kitchen specialty (or take it to-go) including menudo, tacos, burritos, gorditas, and quesadillas. Tortillas are handcrafted daily, as is the salsa. In a Google review, Harmony San-Her wrote that she went to Carnicería Samber for the tortillas but left in love with another menu item: “The menudo here is bomb … Definitely recommend them … definitely will be coming to try other foods from their menu.”

Toro De Oro Market

588 N. McCarran Blvd, Sparks

Toro De Oro Market in Sparks is known for its low prices, fresh food, and rare finds. A well-stocked grocery store with a meat market, bakery, pantry and produce section, Toro De Oro has a wide variety of Hispanic products and also serves food for dining in or to go. Robin A. likes to come in for lunch or to buy fresh items, like Spanish rice, ceviche, salsa, or guacamole to add to her dinner. She writes on Yelp: “It’s super convenient in my area and some of the items here I haven’t found anywhere else nearby.”

Some shoppers have claimed to find wild game like rabbits, elk, bison, and venison. It’s the bakers and the butchers at Toro De Oro that keep Michael T. coming back for more. He writes on Yelp: “This place always impresses me with their selection of beef, pork, chicken and seafood. They have everything you expect to see at great prices and some more unique and off cuts as well.” As for the bakery, he writes: “It’s so much fun picking out various pastries and cookies from the fresh daily case.”

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.6?republication pixel=true&post=8741&ga4=G N1W0LBHRL2

  • Aleza Freeman

    Aleza Freeman is a Las Vegas native and award-winning journalist with two decades of experience writing and editing lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and human interest stories in Nevada. Her work has appeared in AARP magazine, Haute Living and Nevada Magazine.

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