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Austin's Tamale House - CLOSED

5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-2708 (Hyde Park)
(512) 453-9842
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CLOSED
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Met our son for lunch at this restaurant we'd never heard of, just off 6th St. east of I-35. Our son has a way of picking out places in Austin that are unique with great food, so confidence was high. And he was right. We had the pork tamales and chalupas. Food is plentiful, prices very reasonable, but tight on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We finally made it here yesterday afternoon after trying for a while & are now wondering what the fuss is about. Basically we joined the line out the door, placed our order & paid, then waited in the VERY tiny inside area for our food. Seating is non-existent, with two tiny tables inside, one being reserved for employees, & one... More 

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I had really good super cheap breakfast tacos. Like $3 for 2. There are a few tables outside and a couple inside but it's more of a to go kind of place. Disclaimer: THIS IS A DIVE!

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Tyler, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

This is basically a carry out restaurant. It does have 4 small tables outside & a couple inside. I had heard about this taco shop & was looking forward to it. The food was average at best. The hot sauce was the best thing, so I soaked my food in it for flavor. Excellent hot sauce & mediocre food =... More 

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Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have lived in Texas most of my life, and these are absolutely the best tacos I have had--hands down. You can't go wrong, no matter what you order. Not only is the food extra tasty, but the prices are super cheap. I visited The Tamale House with my husband and parents for the first time last weekend. We each... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I'm from Austin and have had the chance to taste many breakfast tacos ... and by far The Tamale House serves my favorite! The food is inexpensive but don't expect a place to sit (besides two tables outside or your car), AC or a waiting area. It is always crowded but well worth the wait. My only complaint is that... More 

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Austin, Texas
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165 reviews 165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

as the lengthy line suggests. I once fed my entire company breakfast for $18. Worth stopping in for a chalupa or breakfast taco. A local legend.

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Sasquatch
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

In an inadvertant nod to "keeping it weird" in Austin, the Tamale House does not serve tamales. Well, it's hard to say they serve anything really, as it is a take-out only establishment that happens to have a few tables out front amongst the grackles and the incessant traffic circulation. Cheap and delicious, it is beloved locals but also beset... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

This is the quintessential "dive" and you can tell that no money is really invested back into the infrastructure. There is a tiny place to stand to place your order, a counter, and then basically the kitchen that you are staring straight into while they make your tacos. Maybe that is why they can have a menu that puts the... More 

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cookndad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

Tamale House is a great breakfast spot. They offer a wide variety of items including tacos, enchiladas, and combination plates. The value is great, and you can get way more than you need for under $5. My favorite menu choice is the Migas with Cheese. The wait is hit or miss, so if you can call your order in ahead... More 

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Additional Information about Austin's Tamale House

Address: 5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-2708
Phone Number: (512) 453-9842
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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