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La Boca Loca Cookbook

by Lucas Putnam & Marianne Elliott
La Boca Loca now have a cookbook! Featuring recipes, techniques and great stories.

Available to order

$60.00 Each

La Boca Loca Cookbook

La Boca Loca now have a cookbook! Over the past four years they've made more than 200,000 hand-pressed corn tortillas, nearly 70,000 burritos, 60,000 margaritas and 45,000 litres of salsa and reckon they've perfected their recipes. So they're sharing them with you in this new book! Born in New York, Lucas moved to California as a child and grew up eating Mexican food. Previously an editor at Pixar, in 2001 Lucas moved to Wellington to work at Weta Digital and opened La Boca Loca four years ago. Lucas has long been an advocate for changing the world by changing what we eat, and he’s committed to sourcing the freshest and best organic, ethically and sustainably produced ingredients. Lucas is El Jefe and Master of Tequila at La Boca Loca.


Lucas opened La Boca Loca with his Kiwi partner Marianne, who is a human rights and social justice advocate. She shares Lucas’s passion for fish tacos & tequila, and for helping people develop a more sustainable and nourishing relationship with food.


La Boca Loca have put together a collection of the most popular dishes from their menu over the past four years, along with some less well-known favorites of our own.


The cookbook features: more than 130 gorgeous full colour photos by Nicola Edmonds; a detailed pantry guide - everything you need and where to find it; an introduction to the basic techniques of Mexican cooking; more than 70 recipes including our most popular cocktails; ideas, inspiration and instructions on putting it all together for Mexican fiestas; a brief history of Mexican cuisine; and much more.

Lucas Putnam, Marianne Elliott

cuisine style: Mexican
Nationwide Delivery

Shipping & Delivery


In order to make things simple and convenient, we have set our delivery pricing with our couriers based on a standard delivery box, with dimensions of 330mm L x 250mm W x 310mm H, and a maximum weight of 18kg.


To get an idea of how much that is, the delivery box fits up to 12 bottles of wine, one kitchen mixer, or a feather and down duvet inner. Your total delivery charge is automatically calculated in the checkout – simply enter your delivery region and let our system do the rest.


Your order is then sent out by our couriers and delivered right to your door. When orders contain alcohol, someone over the age of 18 must be present to sign for it – When orders contain alcohol, someone over the age of 18 must be present to sign for it – if you can’t be home at the time, we recommend that the order is sent to a workplace or registering for an Authority To Leave tag at your address.

If no one aged 18 or over is present when delivery is attempted, a contact card will be left by the courier, and redelivery can be arranged with them.


Once payment is received, your orders will usually be with you in 2 working days for North Island addresses, and 3 working days for South Island addresses. You can track your order once it has been collected by our couriers – an email with the tracking reference will be sent to you automatically. Please note that the dispatch warehouse is closed on weekends and public holidays.


Please note: We cannot accommodate requests for a specific delivery time; actual delivery times will be dependent on the courier's schedule. Please also note we cannot deliver to P.O. Boxes.


While we do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible, there may be occasions where orders may take longer to arrive – you can follow your order’s progress using the courier tracking reference.


Moore Wilson’s is a Cash and Carry business, but we’ve negotiated some fantastic rates with our couriers:


  • $2.95 per standard delivery box for Wellington region (incl. Kapiti and Wairarapa)
  • $6.95 per standard delivery box for Rest of North Island
  • $9.95 per standard delivery box for South Island
  • Rural delivery - extra $4.95 (Delivery to your local rural delivery driver. Your normal rural delivery times then apply.) You can click here to check if your address is rural.
  • Waiheke Island delivery - extra $17.95


For deliveries to other offshore NZ addresses (e.g. Chatham Islands) please contact us for a quote.


Additional information: 


All goods are insured up until the point of delivery - until a signature is obtained. Shortages or Breakages must be reported to us within 24 hours of delivery, preferably by email, with your order number as reference.


We do not ship outside New Zealand.



Q: I’ve seen a product in store but can’t find it on your website. How can I order it?


If there's something you are after that isn't yet available here on our website, contact us and we'll see what we can do. If it’s something we have in stock and can send by courier, we will do our very best to make it available on our website.


Q: Why is there a minimum order quantity for some products?


Some of our products – such as beer and grocery items – can be bought individually in store, but we can only courier them in set quantities (such as boxes, cases or cartons). It is often quite a lot cheaper to buy in these quantities, which is why we show both the individual and bulk prices on the product pages. It’s always nice to know what you’re saving!