|Dear friends of the
the passing of Pittsburg's Favorite
Adopted Son, Guillermo, on
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November
23, an era has passed.
Our hearts go out to the Muñiz family
and wish them strength and healing,
that they may know what a treasure and
a blessing Guillermo has been to all
our lives, that his spirit will dwell
in our hearts — and our
Guillermo, que Dios te bendiga y te mantenga en la
paz de Sus brazos por la
Guillermo Muñiz, ¡presente!
and Memorial Mass at Church of the
Good Shepherd were beautiful, as was
the burial at Holy Cross. Beautiful
music, heart-felt and moving
reminiscences served to remind us all
how immeasurably Guillermo enriched
all our lives. Nuestro hermano,
descanse en paz.
may read further about Guillermo
in the East Bay Times.
Guillermo’s guitarist of many years,
would like to offer a gift to all of Guillermo’s
friends, excerpts from a jazz peace
mass he composed. You may listen to
it by clicking: here.
for Guillermo! Menu Catering Menu Catering
1st Grand Opening Photos Guillermo Hours/Contact Us
We’re located at:
324 Railroad Avenue, between 3rd & 2nd
Streets, just before the water.
We are CLOSED WEDNESDAYS!
and major holidays (except for Father’s Day)
and for 2½ weeks every January;
Sun. – Tues, 10 am – 10 pm
Thurs., 10 am – 11 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10 am – 12 midnight.
with pride” is not just a slogan.
For your health, we cook only with corn oil
(except for tamales, which a local cocinera makes for us.) ¡Buen provecho!
Watch our New
New Mecca Grand Opening Slideshow!
(Out thanks to Karen Gaskin of Strategic
Real Estate Services, for being
there with her camera!)
Once upon a time a
world class cyclist had to choose between
representing his county in the Tour
de France, and coming to America.
The Tour’s loss was Pittsburg’s
Guillermo Muñiz left
Guadalajara in the late 1960s to eventually
become the proprietor of, arguably, the
best-known Mexican restaurant in America (just
ask any Major League baseball player!)
From working two
full-time jobs—at the local cannery and at the
original Mecca—Guillermo has gone on to become
the caterer of choice to the Oakland Athletics
(bet you didn’t know their full name), the San
Francisco Giants and 49ers, and the MLB
All-Star Games when they were in The City
(’84) and in Oakland (’87)!
I write this on the
darkest day in the Pittsburg calendar.
The Mecca will be closed, as it is every
January, for 2-½ weeks. In a few days
the town will be in withdrawal shock, and will
be anxiously counting the days until it
re-opens January 22, 2009.
Meanwhile, dream of carne
asada and chillaquillas and the
Mecca’s famous bean dip and know that the
world turns ’round, and before you know it,
the air at the Delta end of Railroad Avenue
will be redolent with the aroma of the best
Mexican food north of Jalisco.
[This is Guillermo
behind the cash register, 1978 (not
Martin!–too much hair.)
Thanks, Pittsburg Ca, for the
great Facebook Photos!]