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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317)248-9771
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Ranked #9 of 1,996 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It's called the Tamale Place, so of course you have to try the Tamales, and they are solid. I would especially recommend the desert Tamales - like the Chocolate or Pumpkin - which are unique and delicious. Having said that, I actually thought the Tacos and Tortas were even better than the Tamales. I'd go so far as to say... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Went for a quick lunch with my work buddies. I had a steak tamale and a steak taco. Both were absolutely amazing, especially the taco. The tortilla was delicious and the filling also. Definitely a great place to have a quick lunch and not so expensive either.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Even if you've never had a tamale or aren't sure if you would like them... TRY THEM HERE! I was traveling for business last week and went here for dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews. I am so glad I did. From the tamales to the tacos to the excellent choice of salsas/queso/guacamole to dip those amazing tortilla chips in...... More

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Chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had the tamales. Large and authentic. The flavor and texture were amazing. The veggie nachos were different than any other, and delicious. Portion was very large (we ordered the small). The chips are homemade and awesome. Staff was helpful and very nice. Will definitely be back!

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Rogers, AR
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love tamales and have eaten lots of them in many restaurants all over the SW and SE USA for more than 60 years. The Tamale Place serves the best that I have ever had. It is a 5 star TAMALE restaurant, but not a 5 star restaurant. Very few of them. Still worth the time and effort to get... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent food but, at $10 each for a tamale, chips, a side dish and fountain drink, it was a bit pricier than expected. Very authentic and I will return knowing that I'll be paying a higher price than other similar locations...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Its chaotic, crowded, cramped......makes the experience real one ! We lived in mexico for 2 yrs and had street tacos from our fav carrito every weekend......this one is very close to being authentic,,,,, i mean they still put some lettuce in ur torta! Tacos, tamales , tortas....u name it.....its awesome......everything is flavorful......loveeeeeeeee it ! Not a place fr a quiet... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stopped out on our way through Indy from a recent via action. Tamales were good. Not outstanding. The steak nachos were the best I ever had. We had the chicken green sauce and beef with red tamales. Both were good. But sorry Guy they weren't "out of bounds!"

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Normal, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Overall, we were very pleased with the tamales from the Tamale Place. They have a great amount of flavor, and huge menu to please even the pickiest eaters. We were a bit disappointed with the set up though....long line out the door, no where to wait for food to be prepared and there was no where to sit for quite... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've been to this place once before this visit and it was good. Unfortunately, on this visit they were sold out of the tamale I wanted. The only chicken tamale they had was a spicy one wrapped in a leaf. It wasn't that bad but a little too spicy for me. I did get some chicken nachos and they were... More

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