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Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 2010: Tamale Orders & Holiday Special Events!

La Borinqueña's Tamales for Christmas Week Pick-Up

During the holiday season, please order tamales & food in advance! Call or stop by during the first three weeks of December to order for Christmas week pick-up. ** Christmas Eve 12/24 only Pork & Sweet Tamales available

Plan your own celebration at home! Tamales only or make it a full feast. Include sides like rice, beans, lardy chips and salsa. Other entrees available including tacos, enchiladas & mini burritos. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

We recommend placing hot food orders in advance to guarantee availability throughout the year and especially in December. Call us at 510/444.9954 or visit our website for General information, FAQs and our menus at

Artisan Tamales by the Dozen

Tamale sauces also available
(at additional charge)

Traditional Pork $23.59 dozen
Our original very lean pork tamale made with love & lard

Red Chicken* $23.59 dozen
White meat chicken with mixed vegetables & black olives

Green Chicken* $23.59 dozen
White meat chicken with green tomatillo

Potato & Green Bean Stew* $23.59 dozen
With tomatoes, carrots, onions & garlic. Vegan!

Green Chile & Cheese* $20.59 dozen
Mild green chile with jack cheese. Vegetarian

Sweet* $16.59 dozen
Dessert NOT a savory. Corn dough combined with crushed pineapple, cinnamon, raisins, sugar & a bit of pink food color. Vegetarian

See for our full menu


The Compound Gallery & ProfessorSquirrel presents the Holidayland Gift Sale! 

 Friday, Dec 10th from 6-9pm  


Indie shopping event with Tina Tamale of La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen & Specialty Shop in the house, a giant squirrel, a photobooth, ukelele playing elf, and TONS of Oakland made stuff for sale!


Periscope Cellars presents: Holiday Art & Craft Bazaar

Saturday, December 11th

Come to the daytime event at Periscope Cellars and see what local artists have been up to this season. You will get a chance to see original paintings, prints, jewelry, sculpture and other arts and crafts that will make for that perfect gift to yourself or friends.


Wine from Periscope Cellars, Urbano Cellars, and Eden Canyon

Beer from Linden Street Brewery

Food From Tina Tamale 

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