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    Default Is there preferred brand of deli?

    I've been buying our deli at Nacional but I wonder if there's preferred brand I can ask for. The ham I buy is kind of salty for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreano View Post
    ...The ham I buy is kind of salty for me.
    Tried 'Campo frio' (Spain)?

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    I like the deli at National. The mortadela is priced at 1/3 of US.

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    There is a supermarket across the street from el Nacional called el Tesoro. The owner had a supermarket in NYC and has a good selection of hams and cheeses. Also, you can try La Sirena and El Bravo right down the street from both of them. I'm sure you will find something to your liking there. Currently I am buying Harrison ham at El Tesoro at RD150 a lb.

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    i like jamon campo frio (like donP suggested) and jamon bolo chef. the rest is not really great. here in POP when we see new products we can ask for a free slice to try, i think nacional also allows this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    Tried 'Campo frio' (Spain)?

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    I will try that next time. I already have like qtr. pound left from couple of days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeyers View Post
    I like the deli at National. The mortadela is priced at 1/3 of US.
    There's nothing like mortadela with spicy mustard, mini pretzels and beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    There is a supermarket across the street from el Nacional called el Tesoro. The owner had a supermarket in NYC and has a good selection of hams and cheeses. Also, you can try La Sirena and El Bravo right down the street from both of them. I'm sure you will find something to your liking there. Currently I am buying Harrison ham at El Tesoro at RD150 a lb.
    I know El Tesero. We used to go there when we first came because Koreans says they had best cabbage. I have never checked out their deli section and with decent quality of cabbage at Nacional we rarely go there any more but I guess I have reason to now.

    How about the Supermercado Central near old Nacional? My wife hates it there because she said every employee is rude, but it seems like a decent looking to shop. It remind me of old Italian grocery store near my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreano View Post
    I know El Tesero. We used to go there when we first came because Koreans says they had best cabbage. I have never checked out their deli section and with decent quality of cabbage at Nacional we rarely go there any more but I guess I have reason to now.

    How about the Supermercado Central near old Nacional? My wife hates it there because she said every employee is rude, but it seems like a decent looking to shop. It remind me of old Italian grocery store near my house.
    They don't have a large selection. Apart from El Nacional La Sirena and El Bravo seem to have the largest selection.

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    on a side note: campo frio is a brand. the best ham they have is big and rectangular with gelatin-like border. you will know when you see it.
    lately i've been contemplating driving to the german butcher in sosua to get our deli. the difference in quality is very clear. just a thought for you when you are in the area.

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