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D. F. Tamales

22920 Alessandro Blvd.,, Suite A, Moreno Valley, CA
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Ranked #4 of 210 restaurants in Moreno Valley
Cuisines: Mexican
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Excellent Mexican food. The tamales were just on point! The horcahata was good. They have Mexican sodas and the food is real Mexican. The enchiladas were just like back home!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

As a boy of the suburbs I have no right to call this authentic, but I’m going to say it anyway: This is how I would imagine great street foods would be south of the border. We were in the area and I trusted trip advisors rating when the Christmas Tamale craving hit. I hoped it would be good and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Hands down the best muendo across the border. Also the most flavored and tender carne asada. Let me not forget the horchata is delicious!!!

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Tucson AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Half the mexican restaraunts are described as "authentic". That means I need to come up with another way to describe this place. Having traveled in Mexico, my family found the best descrition to be "authentic-squared". My wife is hunting down all potential sources of huitlacoche (a mexican corn truffle) and this little place came up on our food radar. The... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I've discovered a treasure, I thought I knew Mexican food when I ate asada tacos or burritos, but I've found out that what I've been eating all these years is just a bad imitation of authentic Mexican food. At D.F. Tamales, I've enjoyed that "sazon Chilango", as they call it (this means the flavor from Mexico City). I've eaten the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

You might have grown up eating hard shell tacos filled with ground beef, but that does not mean what many places currently pass off as Mexican food (burritos) in the USA is not even close to the real thing. Most Mexican places cater to the Mexican-American and while that it not a bad thing, it is hardly authentic compared to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Recently we had DF Tamales as take out so I can't give you a true review on the facility but I can tell you this place has some of the best tamales I have ever had, anywhere! Throughout my life, I have had several friends of Mexican heritage and/or natives of Mexico who would kindly share their tamales they had... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Owners Oscar & Anna have brought to town the most authentic and delicious tamales, quesadillas and beverages from Central Mexico and Oaxaca state. Indeed, Anna describes the menu as "food from Mexico's heartland and capital city, Mexico D.F.", indicating its tie to the "Distrito Federal", similar to the D.C. for Washington in the USA. I spotted this new, unpretentious restaurant... More

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