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Hot Tamales

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26 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2722
920-746-0600
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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

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  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Mexican food around

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Lylewh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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Chicago, IL
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We recently visited DC and stayed in Sturgeon Bay. One night, we were too tired to do anything fancy for dinner, and we decided to try something close to our rental. Enter: Hot Tamales. We went to this little--dare I say, divey?--place after looking on Yelp. The reviews said the food was good, but the service was terrible. They were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While the servers were friendly, the food was not very good and was horribly overpriced. I actually debated leaving upon seeing the prices on the menu, but the kids were hungry. Two tacos were $10! Our bill (for 3 kids under 13 and one adult) with no drinks was close to $50. Literally, it was the most expensive Mexican food... More 

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Grand Junction
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were welcomed with service that made us feel really welcome! The food tasted really great, and the portions were really generous, which well compensated for the price. The decor was a bit quirky. Though the fried ice cream is probably the best I have had to date. We will return here next time we're in the area. Highly recommended!

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Ames, IA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Six of us went in for dinner on a Sunday night, about 30 minutes before they were scheduled to close. Our waitress was funny and sassy (we loved it) and she was also quick to check on our drinks and chips/salsa. Our portions were large and tasty. We will return!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had tried to go to this establishment on more than one occasion and they were not open or had closed early. We finally found them open and decided to give it a try , we walked in and there were two big parties already eating and the only table available for us to sit at had only two chairs... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went to Hot Tamales for breakfast in April. We had a table of 7. The service was excellent and everyone's order was outstanding! The portions are HUGE! The breakfast burritos are amazing as is the corned beef hash. Everything is made fresh and to order. Great hot sauces! We really enjoyed our meal here and the exceptional service. Several... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great red chile..enchiladas..mole and burritos and carne. Salsa is fresh and just right..every bit as good as that at the T House. Great breakfast burritos with green and mexican burritos. Plus for those non SW breakfast eaters home made corned beef hash. Outstanding food, fresh and outstanding preparation. A must do if you are in door county

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I live in sturgeon bay and this is my favorite place to go for an amazing burrito. I'm a burrito freak and its always perfect here! The salsa is also amazing and the portions are huge. Burritos come with rice and beans so I am always getting a to-go box. owner is always pleasant and accommodating to customer wants. I... More 

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?