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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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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 63
    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
Very good, and authentic!

More choices earlier in the day so be prepared for a second choice tamale as they run out. Enjoyed the authentic tamales and the guacamole / chips. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
dh1952
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Delaware, Ohio
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Delaware, Ohio
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

More choices earlier in the day so be prepared for a second choice tamale as they run out. Enjoyed the authentic tamales and the guacamole / chips. Well worth a visit.

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Elgin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We saw this place on Diner's, Drive Ins and Dives and put it on our list to try. So glad we did!! We went on a Saturday at lunch time. Place was pretty full but the line moved quickly and the staff were efficient. They had a great variety of tamales available. I like the fact that they have a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Loved their tamales and tacos. Small seating area.They make their own hand-made tamales, tortillas for tacos. Their tortas and cheese dip for nachos are excellent. Not a chain. Couple opened the restaurant after eating at a similar one in Mexico on a backpacking trip

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The best tamales I have ever eaten. If you dont like the "american mexican" restaurants tamales still give these a try because they are so much better and get there early if you want to have the choice of flavor to pick from.

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Seville, Spain
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While visiting Indy, we sought out this establishment after viewing a "triple D" episode. Wow, were we treated to some really good tamales! Our visit was during lunch and it became very busy, but the staff was great, ordering was smooth and the meal was yummy. Chipotle chicken tamales and nachos were the family favorites. Plan around the typical lunch/dinner... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I try and hit this place up on my firs day off. The staff is very friendly. The price for food is very decent. The menu changes daily due to the availability of ingredients. My favorite is the Chipotle Chicken tamale. They also have desert ones, the Apple pecan is great, when it's available.

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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I went here with a friend and we were able to get our food pretty quickly. I got the steak tacos which were ok. The nacho chips were pretty fresh. Overall, the food was ok but I wasn't overly impressed.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Stopped here for a quick dinner recently and loved their tamales! The ones we got were really tasty. Service was friendly, quick and efficient. I love that they have a monitor next to where you order so that you have a real-time inventory of which tamales are already prepared. You can order one (or more) of those or have some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were traveling from St Louis MO to Toledo OH. It was good place for a snack. We had the tacos, nachos and of course tamales. We are glad we passed by this place.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place it's not what i would call mexican at all or even really hispanic, but it is veryyy good and i eat here all the time. Thank u for such good food!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?