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Eating Out - April 2, 2010

The treasures of Mi Pueblo

New Latino market in East Palo Alto offers more than mere groceries

by Sheila Himmel

You don't have to speak Spanish to shop at Mi Pueblo Food Centers. Nor do you need to be in the market for avocados, warm tortillas or pickled pigs' feet. The rapidly growing San Jose-based chain focuses on its Latino core, but carries a multicultural inventory of packaged goods ranging from Allens Mustard Greens to Zatarian's Gumbo File.

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Posted by Sal
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 3, 2010 at 7:39 am

Just a note, Mi Pueblo has been known to take full advantage of the downtrodden immigrants, mostly illegal. A few years back it was rumored they were cashing checks with counterfeit money, knowing full well illegals won't run to the police because of it. They are also know to short change at the cash register.


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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 4, 2010 at 7:50 am

I think I remember seeing an old, old map that showed a store at what is now Central and Rengstorff back before the surrounding neighborhood was incorporated into Mountain View. The area is still labeled Castro City on Thomas Brothers maps.


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