Melissa Guerra Latin Kitchen Market

Authentic Volcanic Rock Molcajete


Melissa Guerra Latin Kitchen Market

Authentic Volcanic Rock Molcajete


Since pre-Hispanic times, stone mortars and pestles, or molcajetes have been used to grind spices and make salsa in every Mexican kitchen. Those who know Mexican cuisine can judge a dish’s authenticity by the accompanying sauce: Salsas made in molcajetes have an earthy texture, and full flavor.  Molcajetes are not only popular for making guacamole, but are used often as a guacamole serving bowl as well.

Hand carved by artisans in Guanajuato, Mexico, each molcajete is unique. All authentic volcanic rock molcajetes must be cured before their first use. For detailed seasoning instructions, check out our blog on how to cure a molcajete. After a molcajete is cured, it will be a kitchen treasure for generations to come.

Care & Cleaning: Hand wash, not for dishwasher use. Curing required.

Size: Approximately 9-10" in diameter x 2" deep x 4.5" tall. Since all are hand carved, dimensions will vary. Please call us if you are looking for a specific size.

*A shipping surchage will apply due to the weight of this item.

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