Carnicerias and Pollerias
Carnicerias are the small corner meat markets in Mexico, much like the butcher shops of yesteryear or the meat counters at supermarkets in developed countries. Since most small Mexican towns don’t provide frozen foods, residents buy their fresh beef and pork at butcher shops. Similarly, pollerias are the markets where residents buy fresh chicken. Sometimes carnicerias and pollerias will offer marinated varieties with local seasonings and spices, which are delicious and worth trying! Since the meat and chicken are fresh, be sure to buy in the morning and bring it home to refrigerate or freeze for later use – or sauté, broil, or barbecue immediately.