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La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen

La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen

Mexican Restaurant, Burrito Place, and Grocery Store$$$$
Old Oakland, Oakland
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  • Serious Eats
    "Their pork tamale with gravy is the perfect hangover food."(6 Tips)
    Paula W.
    "La Borinquena Mex-icatessen hand crafts vegetarian & vegan tamales"(2 Tips)
    Tina Tamale R.
    "traditional pork"(3 Tips)
    josh s.
    "phenomenal chips and the best chile"(3 Tips)
9 Tips and reviews
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 6, 2015
    Their pork tamale with gravy is the perfect hangover food.
  • Rhonda G.
    Rhonda GFebruary 28, 2013
    Need some pig love? Try the carnitas or the chile verde and those fabulicious lardy chips. Oinkness!
  • Paula W.
    La Borinquena Mex-icatessen hand crafts vegetarian & vegan tamales made with fresh corn masa stone ground in-house that it will feature during Veg Week, April 15-21, 2012.
  • josh s.
    josh simpsonNovember 11, 2011
    Awesome tamales, phenomenal chips and the best chile relleno burrito in the USA. Love it!!
  • Tracey B.
    Tracey BrownOctober 27, 2011
    Best tamales in Oakland.
  • Ul C.
    Ul CellarsAugust 17, 2011
    Red and green tamale sauces are now gluten free
  • rhonda g.
    rhonda grayFebruary 8, 2011
    Albondingas on Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall and winter!
  • josh s.
    josh simpsonFebruary 22, 2010
    I found this place for the little store and now I stop by whenever I'm in the area to buy some of their tortilla chips (best in the bay area) and a chile releno burrito. OMG this place is soooooo good Read more
  • Tina Tamale R.
    Tina Tamale RamosNovember 4, 2009
    There are six different types of tamales available by special order! Including: traditional pork, red chicken w vegetables, green chicken, green chile w cheese, potato & green bean stew (vegan)& sweet Read more
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