Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

El Granero

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Chiles, spices, nuts and grains. For adding the olé to your mole.

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Take one step inside and El Granero will become your go-to place for purchasing herbs, spices and other cooking ingredients in Ajijic.

Baskets of chiles and burlap sacks of beans are in the middle of the store and the walls are filled with jarred dried herbs, spices, and other products. You’ll find quite a lot, from oregano and basil to saffron and epazote. Also to be had is quality chocolate for baking or eating, as well as dried fruit, nuts, healthful snacks, protein powders.

Flours, semolina, honey, vanilla, fleur de sel and a variety of other baking and cooking goods are also sold here.

Last updated January 12, 2020

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Street View

Address

Carretera Oriente #36-A

Ajijic

HoursClosed Now

Due to the coronavirus, many businesses are now closed. Many restaurants now only have takeout/delivery. See the home delivery list.
Mon9:00 am -6:00 pm
Tue9:00 am -6:00 pm
Wed9:00 am -6:00 pm
Thu9:00 am -6:00 pm
Fri9:00 am -6:00 pm
Sat9:00 am -6:00 pm
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Phone

376-766-3862

Photos of El Granero

Lots of herbs, spices and cooking ingredients for sale at El Granero.

Lots of herbs, spices and cooking ingredients for sale at El Granero.

Inside El Granero at Carretera Oriente #36-A in Ajijic.

Inside El Granero at Carretera Oriente #36-A in Ajijic.

Dried fennel, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, parsley, citric acid, cayenne, and 'Tajin'(a chile/lime/salt powder for putting on top of, well, everything).

Dried fennel, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, parsley, citric acid, cayenne, and "Tajin"(a chile/lime/salt powder for putting on top of, well, everything).

Dried and ground nutmeg, fenugreek, caraway.

Dried and ground nutmeg, fenugreek, caraway.

Nuts available in bulk: cashews, corn nuts, 'macho' peanuts, peanuts without salt, sliced almonds, sliced almonds with no skin, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Japanese-style peanuts, toasted peanuts, and crystalized ginger.

Nuts available in bulk: cashews, corn nuts, "macho" peanuts, peanuts without salt, sliced almonds, sliced almonds with no skin, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Japanese-style peanuts, toasted peanuts, and crystalized ginger.

Some items are available in bulk. Some are sold in pre-packaged data-lazy-sizes for your convenience.

Some items are available in bulk. Some are sold in pre-packaged sizes for your convenience.

Nuts and dried fruits.

Nuts and dried fruits.

One of the very few places you can locally find ayocotes: scarlet runner beans. These are much more common in areas south of the country such as Chiapas.

One of the very few places you can locally find ayocotes: scarlet runner beans. These are much more common in areas south of the country such as Chiapas.

Bull's blood beans. These are also atypical of this area.

Bull's blood beans. These are also atypical of this area.

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Granolas.

Granolas.

Mole sauces, including pepian, poblano, and almendrado (with almonds).

Mole sauces, including pepian, poblano, and almendrado (with almonds).

Mole sauce.

Mole sauce.

The price is usually written directly on the product.

The price is usually written directly on the product.

A number of frozen soups are available.

A number of frozen soups are available.

Frozen soups: lentil, ginger carrot, vegetable, spinach, vegan curry, quinoa and lentils, broccoli cream, chicken corn, four bell peppers, and vegetable curry. Chicken pot pies are also available.

Frozen soups: lentil, ginger carrot, vegetable, spinach, vegan curry, quinoa and lentils, broccoli cream, chicken corn, four bell peppers, and vegetable curry. Chicken pot pies are also available.

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Two men on a row boat slide into the shadow of Mt. Garcia, which towers over the south shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico.

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Apple cider vinegars.

Apple cider vinegars.

Coconut oils.

Coconut oils.

Honey.

Honey.

El Comalteco-brand coffee from Comala in the state of Colima.

El Comalteco-brand coffee from Comala in the state of Colima.

A variety of chiles for sale.

A variety of chiles for sale.

Chile chilacate.

Chile chilacate.

Chile ancho.

Chile ancho.

Cascabel chiles.

Cascabel chiles.

Chile árbol.

Chile árbol.

Chila yahualica.

Chila yahualica.

Dried chile serrano.

Dried chile serrano.

Chile mirasol/guajillo (mirasol when fresh, guajillo when dry).

Chile mirasol/guajillo (mirasol when fresh, guajillo when dry).

Taking a customer's order at El Granero in Ajijic.

Taking a customer's order at El Granero in Ajijic.

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Dried mint, guanabana leaves and other herbs.

Dried mint, guanabana leaves and other herbs.

Dried mint, guanabana leaves and other herbs.

Dried mint, guanabana leaves and other herbs.

Dried peas, soy beans, and rye.

Dried peas, soy beans, and rye.

Espirulina, wheat flour, hemp hearts.

Espirulina, wheat flour, hemp hearts.

Varieties of rice, including basmati, jasmine and basic white rice.

Varieties of rice, including basmati, jasmine and basic white rice.

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Piloncillo sugar.

Piloncillo sugar.

This out of the way shelf behind another shelf was the least-packed shelf in the store. But it has crema de trigo, semolina flour for bread- and pizza-making.

This out of the way shelf behind another shelf was the least-packed shelf in the store. But it has crema de trigo, semolina flour for bread- and pizza-making.

Chile sauces, jams, balsamic vinegar, and salad dressings.

Chile sauces, jams, balsamic vinegar, and salad dressings.

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Cowboy Silhouette

Cowboy Silhouette

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Vanilla extract.

Vanilla extract.

Inés oils: avocado oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, grape oil, and linseed oil.

Inés oils: avocado oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, grape oil, and linseed oil.

Cinnamon sticks.

Cinnamon sticks.

Tamarind pods.

Tamarind pods.

Unsalted, unshelled peanuts.

Unsalted, unshelled peanuts.

Dried jamaica (hibiscus) flowers for making delicious jamaica agua fresca. Hibiscus tea, hot or cold, is found in many cultures; this variety originated in Sudan.

Dried jamaica (hibiscus) flowers for making delicious agua fresca de jamaica. Hibiscus tea, hot or cold, is found in many cultures; this variety originated in Sudan.

Jamaica flowers from Colima. The Colima variety is stronger than the Sudan and is preferred on a national level out of 64 varieties.

Jamaica flowers from Colima. The Colima variety is stronger than the Sudan and is preferred on a national level out of 64 varieties.

Dried peruano (Peruvian) beans and other beans common to this part of Jalisco.

Dried peruano (Peruvian) beans and other beans common to this part of Jalisco.

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Dried garbanzo beans.

Dried chickpea beans.

Herbs and spices for sale in bulk.

Herbs and spices for sale in bulk.

Whole and ground cumin, thyme, coriander seed.

Whole and ground cumin, thyme, coriander seed.

Ground celery, dried garlic, anise.

Ground celery, dried garlic, anise.

Chocolate-covered pistachios and almonds, plus chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles.

Chocolate-covered pistachios and almonds, plus chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles.

Dried pineapples, mangos and other fruits.

Dried pineapples, mangos and other fruits.

Shelled pistachios, pine nuts, cashews.

Shelled pistachios, pine nuts, cashews.

Baking products such as vanilla, baking powder, gluten and (artificial) food flavorings.

Baking products such as vanilla, baking powder, gluten and (artificial) food flavorings.

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Baking flours such as potato starch, chickpea flour, tapioca flour, rice flour, amaranth flour.

Baking flours such as potato starch, chickpea flour, tapioca flour, rice flour, amaranth flour.

Peanut butter, almond butter, coconut sugar.

Peanut butter, almond butter, coconut sugar.

Bread for bruschetta.

Bread for bruschetta.

Cocoa powder, packaged and in bulk. Sesame seeds in bulk.

Cocoa powder, packaged and in bulk. Sesame seeds in bulk.

Soap made with goat's milk.

Soap made with goat's milk.

Powdered piloncillo sugar, magnesium chloride, Splenda.

Powdered piloncillo sugar, magnesium chloride, Splenda.

Baked fruit and vegetable snacks: dried sweet potato and beets, and banana.

Baked fruit and vegetable snacks: dried sweet potato and beets, and banana.

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