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Monday, July 27, 2015

Farewell to La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen :: July 28-31, 2015

After 4 generations of family and 71 years of business, we are closing forever at La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen.

This is our final week of business, Tuesday—Friday, July 28-31, 2015 from 9am to 3:30pm each day.

Stop by for a final meal. Order in advance for tamales, chorizo, tortillas or anything else we carry. CALL 510/444.9954

Leave a handwritten note on our Wall of Memories at the shop or online at


@TamaleGirl @TinaTamale #FarewelltoLB

Serving traditional Mexican American food specializing in artisan tamales made with corn masa stone ground in house. Located at 582 - 7th Street in the Old Oakland District. La Borinqueña is open for lunch Tues through Sat, July 31st from 9am to 3:30pm. For general information, FAQs and menus, visit or call 510/444-9954. Advance orders accepted by phone only!

Tina Tamale Catering & Special Events is also ending on July 31 and La Snackeria has already shuttered.

Facebook Event listing:


Media Release:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

La Snackeria by Tina Tamale Grand Opening Fiesta

 You're Invited!

Please join us as we celebrate our Grand Opening with a B I G Fiesta Thursday November 13 from 6-9pm!

Complimentary #ChinoLatino bites to whet your appetite served during our mixer from 6-7pm.

Parliament Event Venue (nextdoor) will also be open for the festivities.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6:30pm

VIP guests include:
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan
Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney
Councilmember (Mayor Elect) Libby Schaaf
Oakland Chamber President Barbara Leslie

Our regular menu will be available for purchase from 7-9pm.

Face Painting by Alana Dill.

More info TBA

Hope to see you at La Snackeria in Old Oakland!