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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317)248-9771
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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I recently visited The Tamale Place, and I have to be honest, I've never had tamales before. This restaurant offered a pretty relaxed, easy introduction to them. They only make a certain number of tamales each day, and when they're gone, they are gone. At the counter, there is an electronic screen that highlights how many of each type of... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

They have good tamales but really what we go there for is the tacos. They are made with I think corn tortilla, cilantro and cheese. I also like they are served with a lime on the side.

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Indianapolis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I know you probably dont like Tamales.... Try the Chicken Chipotle soft taco with onions and cilantro. Quite possibly the best taco I have eaten. Tell the "Red Head" Doug sent you. I was blessed to be there for the filming of the show when they came to Indy. Other great items Chorizo soft taco Steak soft taco Spicy Chicken... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I saw the Triple D show on the Food channel. Planning a trip to Indy, we decided to make a visit. What a great place and the tamales were original. We went on a Sunday around 4pm. The restaurant closes at 5 and they were limited tamales remaining. It was OK since you can only make so many and keep... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This place is amazing for tamales as the name shows. The chips are amazing crunchy and the salsa is amazing. Only downside is the high salt intake.

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Ind
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a really good spot right off of Lynhurst and Rockville. Awesome food, inexpensive, great atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stopped here because of Triple D. I'm not a tamale expert, but I loved the chipotle/chicken tamale. The fresh salsa was also very good. If I lived here, this would be a regular lunch stop.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As a lot of people, saw this place on Triple D. I had my son try it out. He's been back 5 or 6 times within the last month. Decided to meet him there for lunch on way thru Indy. I wasn't disappointed. One of my rules for going into a new place is it has to be busy. This... More 

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Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I read great reviews about this place and was really looking forward to trying the tamales when I went to Indy for business. I waited in the ridiculous long line to order (no table service here!) and when it was my turn I was told they were out of tamales! What?! I was around 8pm on a friday night and... More 

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Braidwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have wanted to try this restaurant for two years now and we were about to run through Indianapolis on our way back from our vacation. I was not disappointed! The tamales were pricey but they were terrific! I have had many tamales in my day usually prepared by someone who know someone...but these were special and very different from... 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: Latin, Mexican

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