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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
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Braidwood, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Evansville, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had tamales and a spicy chicken taco and the were both very good. Be prepared to experiment as they have a limited number of each type (on a screen that is updated in real time) so you may not be able to get the selection you cam in for. Go and have some yummy tamales, they are hard to find... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We went to the city market location but couldn't find on trip advisor so I will review this location because the food was awesome! We had the chicken tacos, a beef tamale and some chips and guacamole. The tacos were some of the best ever, juicy, flavorful and served on a soft corn tortilla. The tamale was very good with... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went here after reading all the good reviews, thinking that it would be a great place for tamales, sadly, they were far from good. I know Mexican food, been eating and cooking it for 30+ years, and have cooked tamales many times, it's unfortunate that the citizens have been dooped into thinking that these are authentic, because they are... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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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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