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Tucson Tamale Company

2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
520-305-4760
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Ranked #3 of 1,668 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We love the variety of tamales here and it's a great place for Lunch at a great price. You can also order frozen ones for pick-up anytime.

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Loudoun County, VA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have sampled tamales all over Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Tucson Tamale has the best variety and best quality we've ever had anywhere. Yes, it is in a strip mall and so no great ambiance but the service is friendly and quick and the product is superb. In fact, the tamales are so good we have them shipped frozen... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We've been visiting Tucson for 5 years and have struggled to find that default place to eat when you just need something good and fast. We tried this place based on TA reviews, and I fell in love with the food. Everything we tried was great - both dine in and take out. The BLACK BEANS are NOT TO BE... More

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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ok, to be honest, I love Mexican food & Tex-mex style food, but have never been a tamale enthusiast. This cafe changed my mind. I wish we were staying longer.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went back twice to have dinner here. Simple, great tasting, and hits the spot. Go enjoy some great Tamales.

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Southworth WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

These guys don't need another top review, but I'm compelled to say that these are the best tamales I've eaten, even better than the gloriously authentic ones I bought off the street vendor in Puerto Vallarta. They are fresh, high quality, delicious. And the vegetarian ones are as good as the rest. The blue corn tamales are superb.

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks Judy! Glad you enjoyed the blue corn. More

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've had many a tamale in my day, & these are top notch. The place is kind of a hole, but that's part of it. One gal that waited on us was very nice, and the other was quite rude. It was our first time, so we needed a bit of help ordering. This was obviously too much for her.... More

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed the tamales, but we're very sorry the service you received wasn't up to our standards. When we become aware of these issues we take appropriate steps to set things straight. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Having never had a tamale before, and given the high rating this place gets, we dropped by to check it out while we were in town. Not entirely sure what all the excitement is over tamales, but the staff were fantastic. Super friendly and helpful. We had some incredibly good Mexican food in tucson, but it wasn't here. But if... More

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the service at TTC, and thanks for giving tamales a try! More

Riga
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stopped by the Tanque Verde location of the Tucson Tamale Company and tried the JoJo, which was listed as being 'very spicy'. It had a little bite, but wasn't particularly hot. That being said, it had a nice flavour, but nothing particularly special or memorable. It's a simple, bog standard, tamale. The garnish bar with marinated peppers and several... More

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for giving us a try! More

Manhattan Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

...then you need to go to Tucson Tamale Company!! Excellent tamales. Tremendous variety. Friendly staff. Super affordable. You cannot go wrong. After our meal, we bought a dozen pre-frozen tamales to take home with us.

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Thanks for taking us back to CA! FYI, you can also order tamales for shipment to Manhattan Beach-- we ship all over the country, right out of our Tucson kitchen. More

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