Free Shipping and Holiday Update November 18 2014, 0 Comments


You may have noticed that, for the past few months, we have been hard at work adding new products to our catalog of true Mexican products... you can now shop from Chocolate Abuelita for a nice hot chocolate drink, to a collection of spices and condiments to help with your traditional Mexican food.  We've even started adding some recipes for traditional Mexican dishes using products available in our store.

Now, we are proud to offer a new feature that is sure to delight some of our more loyal customers: Free Shipping.  That's right, now (and for a limited time) when you purchase $75 or more from our store, shipping will cost you nada.  Here's how it works:

  1. Just add items to your cart as usual,
  2. Once your cart reaches $75, and you've finished shopping, click "checkout" or click on the cart at the top of the page
  3. Now your cart will show a new option for "Free Shipping" - select it.
  4. Done!  it's that easy.

Holiday Update:

We also want to let you know in advance of the Holiday season, that the last day to order products from our store and ensure they are shipped this year, is Friday December 19th at 1pm ET.  Beyond this point, all purchases will be shipped starting January 6th, 2015.

As always, I want to thank you for your support.

Horacio O.

Football and Tamales Sunday (Dia de la Candelaria) January 27 2014, 0 Comments

Every year, Super Sunday is a big day in football, and this year's will be no exception with the two arguably best teams getting to the final game.  But what makes this Sunday extra special for those with roots in Mexico isn't the game alone, but the idea that we'll get to watch it while enjoying some delicious tamales!

That's right, as many people know, February 2nd is the day we celebrate Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico, more famously known for the day we enjoy delicious tamales.  

As with many other traditions in Mexico, this one has its origins in the catholic church and, as also happens with many other traditions, has been adapted to fit Mexico's own culture.   Popular knowledge goes that Dia de la Candelaria is related to the presentation of baby Jesus to the temple of Jerusalem, which is commonly celebrated with a procession to church carrying lights or candles (candelas).  In Mexico, people who got a hidden baby figurine in the traditional Rosca de Reyes (commonly celebrated on January 6th to coincide with the visit of the Three Kings or Reyes Magos), should then organize a party and serve tamales and atole (not incidentally, both made of maize).   In some towns, people will take corn cobs to church to get blessed, in hopes for a good harvest (February 2nd also coincides with a celebratory day to the Gods in Aztec culture).   It is also accustomed that people will dress the baby Jesus from the house's Nativity and take it to the temple for Mass celebration, after which it would be taken back home and placed somewhere for the rest of the year, until the next Christmas.

So, there you go.   This Sunday, you can give your Football viewing party a new twist and entertain your guests with some delicious tamales.  At half time you can tell them the story of why this is a special Sunday to celebrate together.



PS:  You know what goes great with Tamales, right?  Salsa!

Year-End Delivery Schedule December 18 2013, 0 Comments


The year is coming to an end... and it's been quite an exciting one!  We hope the first of many more to come.

We want to wish each and every one of our customers the happiest of the holidays.  Whether you spend some time with your loved ones, travel out of town or simply take some time off, this is always a good time to enjoy, regroup, recharge and get ready for a new cycle.  We will certainly do that!

That said, we want to let you know our delivery schedule for the remainder of the year: starting December 21st through January 5th, all purchases made in our store will be shipped starting January 6th, 2014.

Felices Fiestas!


Thanksgiving Wishes and Shipping Schedule November 22 2013, 0 Comments


Here at, we are very thankful for each and every one of our customers.   We know this is a very special occasion to spend time with family and friends.   We wish you enjoy the holiday among those you care about and, if you are traveling, we hope you enjoy your time away and return safe back home.

We also want to let everyone know that, during the Thanksgiving week, any purchases made between 11/22/13 and 12/1/13, will be shipped starting on 12/2/13.  We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.