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While Albuquerque has several grocery stores catering specifically to the Hispanic community, none match Pro’s in size and variety. Just past the overwhelming bakery and right next to the nearly surreal produce section is the store’s cafeteria-style eatery. La Cocina prepares Mexican and Central American dishes from ingredients found in the store while diners sit elbow to elbow at long wooden tables. It’s loud and somewhat confusing, almost like being in a real mercado. The food’s authentic, too. Caldo de pollo is rich with chicken, the posole packs a delicious punch and the carnitas are to die for. While you’re there, nearby stands offer several varieties of aguas frescas , salsas, house-made ice creams, seafood and fried snacks. It’s all pretty darn fresh and inexpensive. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)