El Camaguey Meat Market is a Westside mainstay and emporium for all things Latin American. I usually stop by when I have a hankering for Bolivian beer to wash down a slab of fresh chicharron. But I could always get a bottle of Imperial and reminisce about the humidity and bad roads in Costa Rica. Whether you’re looking for a can of sugarcane juice (guarapo), soda from Colombia, yellow cherries from Spain, yellow potatoes from Peru or just some passion-fruit ice cream, El Camaguey is the place. Perhaps wormwood and mugwort; I found them among the spices and assume they must be used for evil magic. And there are multiple brands of frozen pupusas! Selección, selección, selección! 10925 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 839-4037. —Jedd Birkner

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