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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317)248-9771
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Avon, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 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
130 reviews 130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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indianapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

i have been craving tamales for the longest, i remember seeing this place on diners drive inn and dives. so i went to the city market location downtown. #1 These tamales are huge and resonably priced $3.49 ( one tamale is enough) now i can throw down on tamales but i was full after one of these. and for downtown... More

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Northern Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The hubs and I visited The Tamale Place for the first time on a recent visit to Indy for a football game. I used Trip Advisor to search for restaurants near our hotel and found the #6 ranked Tamale Place. We both love Mexican food and the reviews sounded great so we gave it a try. We visited the Rockville... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My sister introduced me to the Tamale Place last year, and boy do I appreciate it!! I love dry tamales with a little moistness added. The beef, pork and chicken tacos are seasoned just right. I also like the fact that you're able to purchase cold tamales for $1.50 when available. Overall, I give this place 5 stars deservingly!!

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Mattoon, Illinois
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287 reviews 287 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

On our way to Lake Erie for a Circle Tour Vacation, we stopped in Indianapolis for lunch. We chose The Tamale Place, based on Guy Fieri’s visit there a while back. We were not disappointed. There is a menu printed on a large sign panel inside the restaurant - but they may or may not have some of the items... 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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