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Hot Tamales

Mexican, Pub
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26 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2722
920-746-0600
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4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First Visit

We ate here for the first time last week. We weren't sure what to expect but the food was wonderful. We will definitely be going back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Kathyjb
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. The food has great flavor. Staff will prepare the meal the way you want without attitude.

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Thank jimmyboyaz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for the first time last week. We weren't sure what to expect but the food was wonderful. We will definitely be going back!!

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1 Thank Kathyjb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Hot Tamales numerous times over the years. The food is always good and they have the best chips and salsa I have ever tasted. The prices are higher than other places but the amount and quality of the food are worth it. If you are looking for great Mexican food in a casual setting this is... More 

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1 Thank stillwanttowander
Lawton, Iowa
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect when we went into the small restaurant & discovered we were the only patrons... however it was the best Mexican food we've had in a long time! Staff was very nice, quick service, and good portion sizes, and great value. Highly recommend to anyone in Sturgeon Bay. (Others did come in to eat, turns... More 

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2 Thank tonyndez
McHenry, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This was such a disappointment. Overpriced and bland. Don't expect any chips to go with your meal. Even if you pay $25 for two taco dinners to go, you cannot get any chips unless you eat in. Lacks ambiance, and that warm fuzzy feelin when you visit. Pass this one up, customer service is poor, food is bland, and overpriced.... More 

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Thank LauraH2423
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Hot Tamales is one of those places that looks a little shady on the outside, but inside is actually very chill and nice. The food is amazing, everything tastes homemade, and the prices are fairly good. My husband and I loved the atmosphere and the food!

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2 Thank Elizabeth H
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we went early season so it wasnt open certain days. So make sure before you go they are open. The food was great. It was a hearty breakfast but not overly spicy. I am sure for lunch and dinner the food would be amazing. It is a good environment for well behaved kids.

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1 Thank Renee H
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place was terrible. Besides being severely over-priced, the food was mediocre and good thing I'd already eaten when bug crawled up my leg. It looked like a baby cockroach and it made me so sick to my stomach that I'm surprised I didn't barf up my food. I don't know how anyone could give this place a good rating,... More 

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Thank ChicagoPinky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is outstanding!! Fresh salsa made daily. Best shredded beef tacos I've ever had. We eat here every time we come to Sturgeon Bay.

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3 Thank Lylewh
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

After visiting all the high profile and advertised restaurants in the county we found this jewel. The food is made from scratch and to order. The corn beef hash and pancakes are. Absolutely the best. There is a reason that the locals eat here. Great quality and value...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2722
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: 920-746-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?