Hesitant to enter a 'voodoo store'? Don't worry, staff couldn't be more helpful at this jam-packed shop that's lined with colorful candles. Forget all the fake voodoo shops in the French Quarter; this is a genuine Puerto Rican botanica that sells issue-related candles (success, love, etc), gris-gris (spell bags or amulets) and spell components for use in voodoo and Santeria (the latter is a Puerto Rican religion related to voodoo).

No tourist-oriented Hollywood-style dolls here; real worshippers drop in to deal with real issues, which, according to the spell lists, seem to mainly related to heartache, immigration and the law. We guarantee you'll walk away with a candle.