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The Tamale Place

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Mexican, Indian, Latin, 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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    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
2 pm Sunday and not much left

I agree there aren't many left after lunch but WOW the tacos are so good it didn't matter! I'm going back and trying the rest of the non-tamale menu items because u just can't go wrong here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Lonewolfandcubs
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Hollywood, MD
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Hollywood, MD
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I agree there aren't many left after lunch but WOW the tacos are so good it didn't matter! I'm going back and trying the rest of the non-tamale menu items because u just can't go wrong here!

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Savoy, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped by after a day at the zoo. It was a little after 6pm when we got there. We had no problems getting tamales and they were delicious. My husband says it is the best Mexican food he has ever had. I also loved the rice. The salsa and chips were fantastic too. We were going to get a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There aren't many authentic Mexican restaurant in Indy however the Tamale place is one place that gets the food right. The tamales are amazing, beef and red and the chocolate dessert are my personal favorites, however they do tend to sell out early. Their nacho entrees are huge and made with real melted queso. Overall, will be back for the... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I had heard FANTASTIC things about the Tamale Place so I decided to try it. We went to the city market location at noon and there were two chocolate tamales and one veggie tamale left. We were surprised that there were so little left at noon, especially for a place named after their tamales. We ate somewhere else and moved... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whenever I visit family members in Indy, I always make a stop at The Tamale Place. Everything they have is EXCELLENT! I bring my cooler so I can fill it up to take back home to the Detroit area. I saw this place on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives a few years ago and have been coming here ever since.

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IL
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154 reviews 154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After seeing The Tamale Place on Guy Fiereis Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives last week, I told my husband we needed to check it out when we were in Indianapolis this weekend. Asa it turns out, we were just a few miles from the restaurant on our way back home to Illinois on I-70. I definitely would not have gone... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Terrific food. Great experience. All three kids loved their food. We were stuffed. Fish tacos were very good. The tamale verde was especially flavorful. Worth the stop.

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Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Always great food and service, try the desert tamales for something different. Place is always kept clean and friendly,

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Ind
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you are on West Washington go north on Lynhurst to Rockville until you see the Tamale Place. This place is awesome. The tamales are served in corn husks, the chicken chipoltle is terriifc. It is in a little strip mall. This is a unique, absolutely terrific, totally casual place

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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

So I ate a tamale at the restaurant, and left with 8 tamales to take home if that says anything about how great this place is!

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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: Mexican, Indian, Latin, Pub

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?