I'm a big-time mexican food lover, and my fiancee got me practically my dream gift for my birthday, The Border Cookbook. The downside is, a lot of the recipes call for chiles that I haven't seen in any local stores, at least not the ones that I frequent. Hell, I've had problems finding tomatillos.
I tried searching on this, but "chiles" obviously turns up a lot of results that aren't really what I'm looking for. Are there any shops in West LA that are particularly good for finding a good variety of fresh chiles? Most of the latino markets I've been to come up pretty lacking when it comes to ingredients and seem to specialize in various marinated cuts of meat rather than anything else.