Well I had some interesting replies and suggestions to my Mexican chocolate posting, but I fear that what I was really seeking was hidden in a reply I made deep within the thread.
The link below describes exactly what I am seeking-- chocolate made by hand, in the most traditional of ways (read the heading titled "How to Make Chocolate, The Old Way")
This is Los Angeles... I have to believe that a little old lady somewhere at a restaurant in downtown or East LA is making chocolate by this old-fashioned method.
Any suggestions *greatly* appreciated!!