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Tamale Kitchen

Mexican
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5260 W Mississippi Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-4806
(303) 936-9466
Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great value, great food!

We've been coming here since it was a walk up counter where only one for 2 people could fit into the building at a time. It's since grown into a small restaurant with 8-10 booths, but still does most of it's business from take out - tamales ordered by the dozen red or green, hot or cold. I alway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
KVM0716
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been coming here since it was a walk up counter where only one for 2 people could fit into the building at a time. It's since grown into a small restaurant with 8-10 booths, but still does most of it's business from take out - tamales ordered by the dozen red or green, hot or cold. I alway head... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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98 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is the original Tamale Kitchen location and, as far as I'm concerned, the best! For around $18 we get a Family Meal with a dozen tamales, rice, beans and green chile. Add a bag of chips and salsa and we can feed a family of 5 for $20! Most importantly: IT'S DELICIOUS!!!! It's authentic. It's tasty. It's spicy and... More 

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Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The tamales were decent but small, but I really loved the burrito. I got mine as a special and DH got his smothered. His mouth was burning! I'd love to try some other flavors.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Homemade cooking, is mostly take out There is not much seating inside and it is kind of cramped if it gets busy. The food is very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

Ah man TK.. egg and potato special.. and the number 4 right Jamie?

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2006

The tamale kitchen has definitely gone down over the years. I have eaten here for the last 20 years and will not go back again. Their quality and portion size has decreased over the years and their prices have gone up. It now takes two tamales to make the size of one regular tamale. And remember that Wendy's commercial "Where's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5260 W Mississippi Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: (303) 936-9466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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