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tamale factory

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611 Main St, Watsonville, CA
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    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We were looking for a take out place...found The Tamale Factory by mistake. But, a good mistake. All kinds of tamales (meats, vege, and sweet), burritos, chile rellenos, and menudo (on weekends). They have sit-down tables...but, it's not a real sit-down restaurant...more fast food type... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
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El Sobrante, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

They have some of the best fresh made tamales in the Monterey Bay area. Pollo Verde is my favorite. I must warn - get there early or they may be out of your favorite ingredient. Had a carnitos burrito the other day - it was very good, and what made it good was the flour tortilla used. Light with minimal... More 

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El Sobrante, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were looking for a take out place...found The Tamale Factory by mistake. But, a good mistake. All kinds of tamales (meats, vege, and sweet), burritos, chile rellenos, and menudo (on weekends). They have sit-down tables...but, it's not a real sit-down restaurant...more fast food type seating. We had the pork and chicken tamales, and a chile relleno plate (rice, beans... More 

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Watsonville, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This little hole in the wall has inexpensive authentic Mexican food. A nice place to stop for a quick lunch.

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Having a tamale or Tamal with red sauce and cream is the best! Also a champurrado in the mornings! very close to my job, always go there, not expensive, the made them every day so is fresh, I would recommend "tamales de rajas con queso" (jalapeños w cheese)

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 611 Main St, Watsonville, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville

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  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

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