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The Tamale Place

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Mexican, Indian, Latin, Spanish, Pub
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5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317)248-9771
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Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch stop!!

Ate lunch here yesterday and was very impressed! They have a TV monitor with an active list of the tamales that they currently have so it makes it easy to choose from. We got three tamales and a drink and it was $13, so well priced. We will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jessica S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ate lunch here yesterday and was very impressed! They have a TV monitor with an active list of the tamales that they currently have so it makes it easy to choose from. We got three tamales and a drink and it was $13, so well priced. We will be back!

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Chicago,IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Only thing hold back from an excellent rating is limited selection available. Quality and taste , no complaints. :) Tamales were very tasty only problem was a very limited selection available. There was a menu for all they offer but a second menu for the tamales serving that day. What i really wanted was not available. Not sure if everyday... More 

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American Fork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very good tamales, very friendly service! The chicken and beef with red sauce were delightful. You won't be disappointed by The Tamale Place.

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West Lafayette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped here in search of “the perfect tamale” that my mother-in-law remembers from her childhood. That tamale came from a vendor cart in downtown Indianapolis in the 1930s. This tamale (and a selection that included tacos and rice) came from this strip mall location on Rockville Road, near I-465 on the Indianapolis west side. You place your order at... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We just flew into town and arrived here mid-afternoon. Great place for just a short Tex-Mex snack. I opted for a couple of steak tacos with all of the trimmings, the steak was tender and flavorful making for a great taco. The wife had a chicken verde which she felt rivaled anything that we had in New Mexico or AZ.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I usually carry out from The Tamale Place. The service is quick and friendly. My favorite is the chipotle beef tamale and I usually get a side of regular guacamole for dipping. Tacos are awesome. Everything is authentic and very affordable. I highly recommend you look this place up for carry out or dine in.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I'm a fan of good tacos; lived in California for 20 yrs, and getting a great taco for lunch (or two if you're quite hungry) was something done at least once per week. The Tamale Place has delicious tacos, and you should (IMHO) always get two, because then a little cup of salsa and a lime wedge comes with the... More 

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Hollywood, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I agree there aren't many left after lunch but WOW the tacos are so good it didn't matter! I'm going back and trying the rest of the non-tamale menu items because u just can't go wrong here!

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Savoy, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped by after a day at the zoo. It was a little after 6pm when we got there. We had no problems getting tamales and they were delicious. My husband says it is the best Mexican food he has ever had. I also loved the rice. The salsa and chips were fantastic too. We were going to get a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There aren't many authentic Mexican restaurant in Indy however the Tamale place is one place that gets the food right. The tamales are amazing, beef and red and the chocolate dessert are my personal favorites, however they do tend to sell out early. Their nacho entrees are huge and made with real melted queso. Overall, will be back for the... More 

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Additional Information about The Tamale Place

Address: 5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone Number: (317)248-9771
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 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 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Indian, Latin, Spanish, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317)248-9771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Indian, Latin, Spanish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 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
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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