La Esmeralda is probably best known for their check cashing service, not only because of their low costs, but also because they issue IDs to be used for the sole purpose of check cashing for those who can't or aren't eligable to get a state issued ID. La Esmeralda is also a quick stop to get phone cards to talk to Mexico and other parts of south America. Spanish language CDs FILL the store as well! If you're looking for a Spanish CD, I bet you can find it here! Candy, boots, hats, jewelry, clothing, wallets, belts, money transfers, etc are some of the other things La Esmeralda offers.