I think I first stopped into this place in the early 90's. It is not as big as the place I like in Lynn, it is not Tropical foods, or Hi-Lo, but just a nice sweet little latino grocery store. I swear I have posted about it before, but could not find the thread.
Great selections of very fresh dried chiles in bags at VERY cheap prices. I bought some guajillos and some chipotles.
They had true cinnamon (not the tougher fiercer cassia) a LARGE bag of sticks for $1.79 and the flavor is SO sweet and delicate. Wonder how it compares to the Vietnamese other folks rave about. Pretty hard to improve on this stuff. I see a batch of cinnamon, orange, sichuan peppercorn, bitters (for cocktails) shaping up in my minds eye.
They also have at least 6 very fresh looking varieties of Mexican and South American queso fresco. Plantains, tortillas, a large section of frozen foods, cookware, etc., etc. Cool how much stuff they have in the small space.
I've always had a soft spot for this place. Mostly I stopped in cause I was low on cinnamon and chiles.
Also scored a bag of the prettiest beans I've ever seen. Very fat and plump with very pretty yellow streaks, Cargamento Beans:
After some googling I have found they lose the color upon cooking. From wikipedia: Cargamanto Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris) are a native Colombian bean, used to cook Antioqueño Beans.
Anyhow, shout out to an old fav:
506 Cambridge Street
P.S. if you go, be sure to poke around a bit, there are neat little things all over the store.