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Best Ethnic Market (2012)
1000 Broadway Ave., Seaside
Shiny piñatas and rainbow flags line the ceiling. A variety of bulk-dried peppers (from $3.99 per pound for chiles de árbol picantísimos to $5.49 for earthier pasillas) shimmers crimson. And veggie-packed guac (a decadent steal at $4.99 per pound) brightens an already colorful deli counter featuring flavorful salsas. Pickled carrots are a standout, and less exotic than seasoned pork feet. But it’s that authenticity, combined and the miraculously low prices on meat, fish and produce (cactus paddles, with or without spikes, are a mere $0.50 per pound) that make this a market worth frequenting. The $1.50 tacos and cold beers in the back are a destination all their own.