I collect Scotch and Bourbon and without a doubt, this store has the best selection of liquor in the Western United States. Their prices are fair, too. Pick up a book on liquor with a listing of stores to buy obscure, hard-to-find brands and you'll find Wine And Liquor Depot listed. I live in San Diego and travel up to L.A. specifically to go there. They literally have a library of scotches to pick from, all the boutique bottlings, everything. They have all the basics too. Again, fair prices.
This newly renovated market has the most amazing prices. They have wonderful selection of meats and vegetables with unbelievable prices that can't be found in any other stores such as Ralphs. I usually call in advance and place my order with the meat dept; they even offer to marinate my BBQ which always comes out perfect. I just put it on the grill and get all the credit for the most delicious food. Highly recommend Balboa Market.
I've been coming to this family-owned market since i was a young child. It has been here for at least 40 something years and they make the best damn burritos in the Valley guaranteed. There's not a large selection of everyday items such as laundry soap and other household items being that it's a small store but the food they make is delicious. Don't let its appearance fool you