Who needs a Christmas ham when there’s a holiday tamale to be had? In honor of the Mexican tradition of serving tamales at Christmas dinner, Mijita at the Ferry Building is taking special orders for the holidays. You have your choice of chicken and vegetarian and orders come with Traci Des Jardins’ special salsa verde. This is a great treat to spice up your holiday table and offer something uniquely San Francisco.

Order ahead of time and pickup at the Ferry Building. But order soon, because they will get booked up fast!

Here are the details:

* Tamales are $3.00 each or a dozen for $32.00

* Order at least 48 hours in advance and pick up at the Mijita location ordered from (AT&T Park Mijita requires 72 hour advance notice)

* Side of salsa included in all tamale orders

The two different Mijita locations are offering several flavors:

Mijita AT&T Park

4 flavor options (Flavors can be mixed and matched):

* Chicken and salsa verde

* Pork and chile Colorado

* Rajas (roasted sweet peppers with Oaxaca cheese)

* Sweet tamale with golden raisins

Order 72 hours in advance – Mijita AT&T Park – 415-644-0240

Mijita Ferry Building

2 flavor options

* Chicken

* Vegetarian (cheese and poblano peppers)

Order 48 hours in advance – Mijita Ferry Building – 415-399-0814