Mexican grocery store Paris

Mexican Grocery Stores in Paris

Our guide has the ins and outs on the best spots to buy hot sauces, dried chillis and canned Mexican goods

If you’re living in Paris you have no doubt found it difficult to find real Mexican produce however there are some amazing Mexican grocery stores in Paris! Our guide has the ins and outs on the best spots to buy hot sauces, dried chillis and canned Mexican goods.

It’s also possible to buy fresh tomatillos and fresh serano and jalapeño peppers in Paris although unfortunately not all year round.

Where to buy Mexican Food in Paris

Some main-stream Mexican food (Old El Paso kits, canned mild-salsas, tortillas) is available to buy in French supermarkets but of course it’s expensive and not particularly great quality. Our list below has the best independent Mexican grocery stores in Paris.

In terms of eating out, you’re more likely to find Tex-Mex restaurants or Burrito joints in Paris than legitimate taquerias. Although that is changing and our Mexican restaurant guide has the best Mexican food spots to discover in the city.

La Esquinita

La Esquinta is a fantastic small Mexican grocery store in Paris located between the Sentier and Bonne Nouvelle metro stops in the city. It’s central location and close proximity to 3 different metro lines means it’s very convenient to get to.

The family who run La Esquinita are extremely friendly and also have an amazing Mexican restaurant next door. They stock a huge array of hot sauces, canned goods, dried chillis, Mexican beers and candy.

They even have a fridge with fresh Mexican cheese and, when in season, fresh tomatillos and chillis (I’ve personally bought Serranos, Jalapeños and Poblano peppers).

mexican grocery store Paris la esquinta

Opening Hours.

Monday 11 AM–7 PM
Tuesday 11 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 11 AM–7 PM
Thursday 11 AM–7 PM
Friday 11 AM–7 PM
Saturday 11 AM–7 PM
Sunday Closed

Address: 36 Rue de la Lune, 75002
Tel: 06 75 45 00 84

mexican market Paris


Located nearby to La Esquinita, Mexicoeur opened in late 2019 by it’s owner, Marimar, who moved to Paris from London with the dream to open a speciality Mexican shop.

Mexicoeur stocks a wide range of Mexican food staples such as salsas, hot sauces and fresh Mexican cheese. But they also have an amazing array of traditional Mexican kitchen utensils, traditional clothes, household decorations and toys.

Opening Hours.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 11 AM–7:30PM
Thursday 11 AM–7:30PM
Friday 11 AM–7:30PM
Saturday 11 AM–7:30PM
Sunday Closed

Address: 40 Rue du Caire, 75002
Tel: 01 40 26 42 43

Where to find tomatillos & chillis in Paris

Unfortunately as there isn’t a huge Mexican community in Paris or indeed France, it’s very difficult to find fresh tomatillos and specific types of chillis in Paris.

La Esquinita (see above) do stock fresh tomatillos when in season (April-November in France) but they are not always available in these months. They do however always have a supply of canned tomatillos which work perfectly well for a Salsa Verde .

Specific types of Mexican chillis are again difficult to find in Paris. Most supermarkets stock green or red chillis that are grown in Morocco – these vary massively in heat and aren’t always great flavour-wise. You can normally find scotch-bonnet chillis in African shops in different areas of the city.

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