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Tucson Tamale Company

#7 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
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Mexican, Pub
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2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
+1 520-305-4760
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • 220
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  • 27
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tamales!

My wife is crazy about tamales, hard to find decent ones where we come from, so she was delighted to find this speciality place. We tried 4 or 5 different types and they were all great. Check it out, it's well worth tracking down.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife is crazy about tamales, hard to find decent ones where we come from, so she was delighted to find this speciality place. We tried 4 or 5 different types and they were all great. Check it out, it's well worth tracking down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We tried the Santa Fe, Chili Relleno and Santa Cruz tamales. All were great, but, the chili relleno was AMAZING!! Tamales are large! The Mexican slaw is so fresh and light, really good! We did not care for the spicy rice, it tasted too strongly of chili paste. The salsa bar has great options, everything was fresh. We will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best I have had in the U.S. and the staff were fantastic. They helped me navigate the options and provided recommendations. The portion sizes were adjustable and appropriate. I will be back!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had Tucson Tamale Company cater our wedding, May 30th. They did an amazing job. The food was fantastic and all our out of town guest were impressed by the food. They were extremely easy to work with and the next event I plan I will definitely use them!!

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Howell, Michigan
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We love tamales and were happy to find this unassuming place. It's plain and small. People line up at lunchtime, many getting them to go. Inexpensive excellent tamales. A choice of sauces...the hot sauce is excellent.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed the Sante Fe & Chili Relleno Tamales. The Chocolate Dessert tamales are delicious too. Can't wait to go back.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Tuscon tamale company on Broadway street is a great place to eat if your in Tuscon. The people working there are very friendly, they food is excellent and the prices are more than reasonable. They have a lot of vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes that are delicious. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes tamales; even... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Read the reviews, and had to try it. Went three days in a row. While the space is tight, the colors and decor are great. Service (as all three days they were hella busy) was excellent, friendly and helpful. Now, lets talk about the tamales. Clearly the best I have every had, vegi, beef, chicken, I tried at least 8... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The Tamales were delicious, the staff was friendly, the drink choices were plentiful, the menu was easy to understand, and the service was efficient. The opportunity to purchase additional frozen tamales was also utilized. I had the Jo Jo and Chile Relleno with spicy black beans and chips and salsa for my sides. Jo Jo had nice heat, and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Ranked #13 in TripAdvisor's list of restaurants for Tucson *and* they sell tamales. How to resist, right? Tried a red chili (olives, meh), green chili (cheesy, yum), and one of their hot JoJo (spicy, yum) tamales with a side of Spanish rice and black beans all for a very affordable $9. Overall the tamales were big, had plenty of filling,... More 

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Additional Information about Tucson Tamale Company

Address: 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone Number: +1 520-305-4760
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-305-4760

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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