Cholita Linda | CUESA

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Cholita Linda

Tory Putnam

People

Vanessa Chavez and 18 full- and 16 part-time.

About

Cholita Linda has been serving Latin American street and comfort food since 2008.  Vanessa Chavez started Cholita Linda at the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland, offering freshly made Baja fish and carnitas tacos and agua frescas. She now owns the wildly popular Temescal brick-and-mortar of the same name, but people can still enjoy her tacos at the waterfront farmers market. Vanessa’s inspiration for the ingredients she uses in her food came from growing up eating fresh food with her dad being a fishermen/hunter and her mom’s garden full of the most beautiful fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Fun Fact

A “Cholita” is a girl of native or mixed heritage and “Linda” means pretty or sweet.

Location


Oakland, California

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