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Tucson Tamale Company

2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
520-305-4760
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Auburn, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What nice little find! Not only do they have vegetarian and vegan options but they also are gluten free. Don't judge the food by it's location. It's not the prettiest place but you're going there for the Great Tamales.

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Shady Cove
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

These tamales are outstanding. We had lunch there and then bought some to go. They were every bit as good at home! I'm sorry that they don't serve wine, just beer. I would have enjoyed a glass! Their green verde sauce (not sure what they call it) was really, really good.

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Malibu, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a cool little place in Tucson. Like everything else in Tucson. Stuck in the middle of nowhere. Small diner. Not much seating. Not much ambiance. But the tamales are amazing. Or maybe it was the 18 hour drive from Dallas that we were recovering from. But in any case we were hungry. The tamales are made really really... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a large family gathering and the original lunch plan fell apart. We took a chance on the Tucson Tamale Factory based on the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The actual location of the restaurant wasn't very impressive. We ordered over 2 dozen tamales to go - a variety of 5 or 6 types still frozen. We heated them up... More

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Vail, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Tucson Tamale Company not only has the best variety, but also the tastiest tamales in Tucson. Can get very busy during peak hours around lunch time. The rice and beans are also very good. Not much decor, but the food is what matters.

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Above average fast-food style place. Counter orders rather than table service. Delicious, fresh tasting tamales with a huge choice. Veggie-friendly too. Friendly staff. Huge choice of chilli sauces. Also less spicy options for first-timers like us. Don't really have any previous experience of tamales to compare this with but we were impressed. Good value too.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Taste is very good. Service fine. Art on the walls goes with this Mexican restaurant. Breakfast is very tasty as are all the Tamale varietes

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

We're so glad you discovered our breakfast tamales! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. More

Tucson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After hearing that Tucson Tamale Company was a special eatery, I finally decided to try it. It is definitely in the genre of a dive style eatery located in a lack luster strip mall but it is clean and I have learned a long time ago that great food does not always come from aesthetic settings. I ordered a green... More

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

Thank you very much for your review, we truly appreciate the feedback. We are known for our fun and imaginative flavors but it's very disappointing to hear that your didn't enjoy your green chile tamales. We agree those tamales could use a little something extra. Thanks to you and other customers like you we have decided to start roasting our... More

Durham, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I picked this place because of its position on TA and also because I'd never had tamales, frankly, I wish I'd been commuting here from Phoenix when I lived there. It's in a seedy looking strip mall east of campus but so worth the trek. Great service, delicious food at insanely low prices (two tamales, a side and a beer... More

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

Thanks for checking us out, Sal! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Tucson from Durham. Hope to see you on your next trip! More

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm mexican, from Mexico City, I didnt like tamales before until I came to Tucson, the best tamales ever in my life are from Little Cafe Poca Cosa and Tucson Tamale Company, the difference is that Tucson Tamale Company specialized in different types of tamales with chicken, beef, vegetarian etc. Every time that I go to Tucson Tamale Company i... More

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

What a nice compliment! Thanks for taking the time to review us. More

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Additional Information about Tucson Tamale Company

Address: 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
Phone Number: 520-305-4760
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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