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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317)248-9771
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Ranked #12 of 1,992 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Aurora, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Berkley, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went here after seeing it on Diner’s Drive-in and Dives. The food was very good and the service was quick. They had a wide variety of tamales available to order from. We tried several different versions and all of them were excellent. If you’re in the Indy area and searching for authentic Mexican, plan to make a stop here.

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Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very tiny restaurant. You order at the counter, wait for your food and hope there is a table when you get your food. I have always gotten my food to go so I don't worry about seating. I originally saw this on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and decided to check it out. I don't know anything about... More

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Battle Creek MI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did a triathlon in Indy so we decided we would have our post-race meal here. We had discovered it on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, so this gave us our chance to try it. Without question, the food quality was everything we had hoped it would be! Everything is made from scratch, and I am guessing, was... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped here while driving through Indiana. They have an electronic board showing all the tamale varieties currently available, you place your order and pay at the counter, then sit at a picnic or outdoor type table and enjoy the food. The place was clean, service fast and friendly, and the different tamale varieties we ordered were all very good.... More

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Nashville, TN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I read about on trip advisor and had to go! The Tamale I had was the chicken verde and it was incredible! Service was fast and restaurant nicer then I thought-cute little place with seating. I also had the chicken verde taco and I think that was better then the tamale! It was the best mexican food I have ever... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went because a friend suggested it after seeing it on Diners Dives and Drive ins. I was unsure at first but this place was excellent! In our group we had a tamale, nachos, and tacos. All excellent! Will recommend this place to friends!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Yum! We saw this on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives a few days before we were headed through Indy. It was only about 2 miles out of our way. When we got there, most of the tamales were sold out, but the ones we had were very good. I liked the tacos even better - excellent soft but hearty shells. The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have lived and traveled all over the country. I missed the tamale's I used to eat in California and went here not expecting much. Not only was I so pleasantly surprised, my 12 year old LOVED his meal. We tried the Chicken Tamale in Green Sauce, The pork tamale in green sauce, the one with chocolate and nuts, their... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

My fiance wanted to try this place because it was on guy fieris show "Diners, Drive ins, and Dives". I wasnt sure because im not a huge tamale fan, but it was really good. Fresh ingredients and the service was quick.

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