After reading a post referencing vaguely El Oaxaqueno, and since I like to cook Oaxacan food, I decided to check it out. It's just a small room at the front of a woman's home, but it's literally PACKED with spices, chiles, chocolate, mole paste, and much more. She carries tlayudas, totopos, chiles costenos and pasilla oaxaquenos, chocolate oaxqueno (mayordomo and juquilita), mole negro and rojo paste, REAL QUESILLO, tasajo, cecina, instant tejate mix (I didn't even know that existed), oregano oaxqeuno, sal de gusano, asiento, mezcal, chapulines, dried shrimp, whole dried hoja santa, and much, much more. She also had a selection of oaxacan crafts such as clay ollas for chocolate and coffee, molinillos, cazuelas, hats, and sandals. This store is amazing and has almost everything that you need for any oaxacan dish. It's a small store owned by a nice lady, and I only saw one other customer, so I think that this store needs your help. There are a lot of great products here to be discovered, so anyone who has the slightest interest in regional mexican food should rush over there and check it out. Oh, and she also carries pan de yema (from oaxaca), pan de panela (really good), and pan amarillo. It's located in a residential area, and has a large colorful sign advertising some of its products.
300 E. William St.,
San Jose, ca