If you like to cook Mexican or South American food but worry that you’ll not be able to find the necessary ingredients in Vienna, fear not: Casa Mexico is well-stocked with most things (if not everything) you’ll need. And if you like this type of food but don’t want to cook it yourself, the store also has a small freezer in the back with treats such as frozen empanadas.
The store stocks a variety of beans, both dry and canned, whole and refried. There are cans and jars of tomatillos, jalapenos, adobes, and cactus. The dry goods sections has several spice mixes (fajitas, taco, etc.) as well as many types of dried peppers. You can also find juices, dairy products, sauces, salsas (red and green!), con queso, and guacamole dip.
The refrigerated section has several types of fresh cheese, and the aforementioned freezer section also has frozen corn husks and corn tortilla shells. There is an entire shelf of just tortillas: white corn, flour in various sizes, and several sizes and flavors of tortilla chips. There is an extensive tequila selection, as well as accessories such as tortilla presses and baskets.
If you’re planning a party, the store sells festive hats, blankets, and pinatas. The piñatas seemed mostly geared towards young girls (they had several Disney princesses and Hello Kitty), but there were also some gender- and age-neutral ones such as a guitar.
And yes, they accept credit cards.
If you want to stick with the Mexican theme, the Mexican cantina Kulin is half a block down at the intersection of Siebensterngasse and Spittelberggasse. I’ve not eaten there (yet) but it looks like it’s worth a visit.
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