I paid a visit to this shop during July for some supplies I needed. I went back in October to have a reading done. I don't do many reviews on restaurants or shops however I feel the need to review La Caridad. This shop is in the perfect location in San Antonio. It is set up in a boutique area so the shop itself is set up as a boutique something I loved the first time I visited. Monica who runs the front of the store is so friendly and helpful you feel no uncomfortness or pressure while here. I had my reading done by their shops Babalawo. Now being familiar with the religion I expected my reading to be done by a Santero/a or a Spiritualist never in a million years did I think I would get a reading from a Babalawo. It was a truly remarkable experience. I have visited a few shops in San Antonio for supply but none have made me feel at home or as comfortable as La Caridad.
Neat little Mexican/Latin American Imports store in La Villita. We were there for a conference and visited it right across from the convention center while we were out of session. Its kind of tucked away in the center of the little shopping village. The prices are pretty decent, especially for the quality of folk art and other items they carry. We added some oaxacan wood carvings to our collection. They carry some museum-quality ones. Good place to stop if you want to get a gift or a one-of-a-kind folk art piece to take home.
I found La Caridad to be an excellent Botanica. The shop carries a wide range of: candles, herbs, and palos which are hard to find elsewhere. David the shop owner, is very pleasant and knowledgeable. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars, was due to Betty the lady behind the counter, she is very Rude.