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Rattan Hypermarket - Av. 4 De Mayo, Porlamar, Isla Margarita
Pictures and food prices from a visit to the Rattan Hypermarket located on Avenida 4 De Mayo in Porlamar.

 
 
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Rattan Hypermarket Entrance
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Grocery Store
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First Floor Food Items

The Rattan Hypermarket is located just a few blocks Northwest of our vacation rental at the Bahia Del Sol Condominium Tower.

Rattan reminds me of a smaller "Super Target" or "Super Wal-Mart" store in the United States.

The ground floor has a great selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, groceries, deli goods, and meats.

On the second floor, there are household goods such as bedding, towels, children's toys, beach chairs, clothing and electronics.

We found the prices to be very reasonable, especially for domestic brand names or products. Imported food items or household goods did cost more, but not much more than we'd expect to pay at home in South Florida.

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Electronics
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Second Floor
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Clothing
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Toiletries
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Bedding & Linens
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Shower Curtains & Fans
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Towels
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Beach Chairs & Coolers
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Beach Balls & Rafts
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Kids Toys
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Insulated Thermos
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Cheese & Ham
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Dried Fruits & Nuts
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Banana Chips & Walnuts
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Grated Romano Cheese
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La Costena Salsa
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Frozen Broccoli
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Bimbo Bread & Rolls
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Barilla Pasta & Knorr Sauces
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Ramen, Old El Paso Tortillas
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Tacos, Nutri Grain Bars
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Bananas
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Chicken Necks
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Pescuezo De Pollo
The butcher counter at the Rattan Hypermarket always seemed to have a line of people waiting. To avoid having to wait, we would choose the pre-packaged meats instead. The cuts of fresh meat that were normally available included ground beef and thin beef steaks. We hardly ever saw chicken in the pre-packaged section except for on one visit. I didn't bother to ask what "pescuezo" meant and just assumed that these packages included a variety of chicken pieces. When we got home, I realized that they were just chicken necks meant for making soup.
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Ground Beef
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Carne Molida
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Rattan Receipt
At the time of our visit, the "official" exchange rate was about 2,150 Bolivares per $1.00 US. (Not the new Bolivares Fuertes.)
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I included pictures of all our receipts from the Rattan Hypermarket during our month long stay on Isla Margarita to help you get an idea of the food costs. You'll recognize some of the brand names on the receipts and for the rest you may need a Spanish translator.
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