El Cordoves Mercado Latino

9933 Rhode Island Ave
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 446-0013
Sun: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Mon: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Hablamos Espanol!

Looking fort a neighborhood market that offers fresh meats and vegetables and a wide variety of international food and items? This Hollywood neighborhood staple is a small store, but one where you can find a “little bit of everything you need” according to General Manager Jose Lopez. It’s also one of few area grocers to have a butcher on site.

El Cordoves tienen productos Mexicanos, medcinas, vegetales, frutas, frijoles, quesos, pan, dulces, refrescas, y tamales.

The Spanish- and English- friendly staff will help you find what you need. Besides groceries, El Cordoves’ offers over-the-counter medicine, toys, novelties and gifts, international pre-paid phone cards, and services such as bill payment and money wiring.

El Cordoves is host to a wide range of staples of any kitchen, as well as Latin and international staples that you might not find in every other grocery store in College Park. Among countless other things, this includes:

Fresh meat cut to order
Fresh produce
Mexican and Central American specialties
Fresh cheese & dairy products.
Beans in bulk, frijoles deseda
Sweet breads
International soft drinks
Ice cream,
Candy and sweets
A wide variety of spicy peppers and spices
Frutte – Bolivian imported natural and/or organic fruit-based teas

Open for just a few years, this little grocery store has already filled the void for Latin foods in the growing College Park community. It is conveniently open from 9 to 9 every day, accepts credit cards, and offers low prices. The store is packed with everything from food to DVDs, and it maintains a clean bright appearance.
Next time you’re thinking of cooking a Latin meal for dinner, or just looking for a grocery market that’s open until 9 PM on a Sunday, stop on by El Cordoves and discover what’s in store.
— Profile by James F. Cooney