thank you all for your replies! i had a gut feeling Metro would be at the bottom of the list. I went to San Isidro today, where there is a Metro and Tottus right across the street from each other. Inside Tottus was more pleasing to the eye, and just overall cleaner looking. Also had better meat and ham selection.
I never thought Plaza Vea would be a good choice, as I have rarely gone there.
Being as I live off Ave. Canada in La Victoria, the 2 closest markets are: Metro (Ave. Canada) and Metro (Ave. Mexico) there are no Tottus or Plaza Vea, and definitely, no Wong
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.