La Tiendona Latino Market
Born in Honduras, owner Luis Villatoro opened La Tiendona in Forest Lawn in 1993. The store sells authentic Latin American foods, most of which you won’t find in any big box grocery store in Calgary. You’ll find items here from countries such as Uruguay, Mexico, Argentina and Dominican Republic. There’s also a bulk section with sacks of lentils and flour, and large cans of jalapeos and beans.
La Tiendona is the kind of place where customers are greeted in Spanish and people stay a while, catching up like old friends. But there’s no need to be intimidated if it’s your first time, the English-speaking staff are happy to show you around and help you shop.