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Eating every meal in a Los Cabos restaurant can devour your dollars quickly. Most food and liquor is shipped from the mainland or imported from the United States, resulting in higher prices than the rest of Mexico. Many hotel rooms have small refrigerators and coffeemakers, and more and more of the popular time-share units becoming available in Los Cabos are equipped with completely stocked kitchens. By stocking up on groceries you can save your pesos for some of our splurges like Casiano's or El Farallon. Watch out for the prices on imported goods—a box of imported cereal can cost $5 or more. Stick with Mexican brands, or the many U.S. brands that are manufactured in Mexico. (It'll look just like the Kellogg's Corn Flakes box, but it will say "hojuelas de maíz".)
Aramburo. Supermarkets, such as Cabo San Lucas's longtime standby Aramburo and neighborhood markets, sell the basics for quick meals. Aramburo keeps a good stock of items that appeal to foreigners. Av. Cárdenas across from Hard Rock Cafe, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 23401. 624/143–1450.
Soriana. A Mexican supermarket chain that resembles a Walmart superstore, Soriana has terrific prices and a great produce selection, but fewer U.S. brands than at Aramburo. Hwy. 19 just outside Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23401. 624/105–1290.
Costco. At Costco, members can stock up on inexpensive supplies. Hwy. 1, Km 4.5, just outside Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23401. 624/146–7180.
Tutto Bene. With a great selection of beer and wines—more than 450 different labels from Australia, California, Chile, Italy, and Spain—as well as organic and frozen foods, healthy and low-calorie offerings, and cheese, Tutto Bene also has prices that can be even lower than those at Costco. Tutto Bene offers free delivery throughout Cabo San Lucas, and people even drive in from La Paz to shop here. Blvd. Marina and Camino del Cerro, at the western end of Marina San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 23401. 624/144–3300.
La Europea Deli and Grocery. Located in the Puerto Paraíso Mall, on the lower level facing the marina, La Europea Deli and Grocery has good prices for food, drinks, grocery items, beer, wine, champagne, and spirits. Puerto Paraiso, Lower Level, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 23400. 624/105–1818.
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