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Tucson Tamale Company

2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
520-305-4760
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Ranked #7 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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mymorgan2008
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

While traveling cross country, we tried to stop in places that have great reviews, this was one such location. My wife and I each ordered a 3 tamale and side plate. Plus we ordered a chicken quesadilla just to try something else besides the tamales. We ordered and immediately were served our tamales which were good and tasty. The chips... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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100 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the Latin Supermarkets to get my tamales. But I was making a fiesta dinner and I wanted to try new. I had heard VG things about this place, knew where it was but never stopped. So I just wanted beef tamales, they had that and many more. But I chose the Chipolte Arizona tamale. A... More

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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I went there with great expectations, and was a bit disappointed. The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. I would describe the tamales (we had four different ones) as bland!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I keep coming back to this restaurant for tamales to take home for a quick heat and serve dinner. I usually buy a variety of flavors so everybody gets a variety of tastes. The dessert tamales are unique as are the Holiday flavors. Who would have thought to make turkey and dressing tamales for Thanksgiving.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was turned onto this cafe by my son. The food is just great. I was never a fan of Tamales until I tried these. They are great and even have Vegan tamales. This is authentic food that will please everyone's taste buds.

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

We thank your son for turning you on to us! Glad you enjoy the vegan options. More

Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family and I tasted 6 different kinds of tamales there, and they were all amazing ! Even the sweet ones that are served for dessert are just amazing. They have so many different choices too that it's hard to find one that you don't like. The service was fast and good :)

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

Always love to hear when someone discovers the dessert tamales. :) Thanks for your review! More

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55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Having a mother and grandmother who made tamales in the kitchen while growing up we had to try this place. The place is small, at the back of a strip mall. They have quite the variety of options - I went with three JoJo tamales. My companion tried a variety, she liked the JoJo the best. The masa is nice... More

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

The JoJo is a favorite of our owner, Todd. :) Thanks for your review! More

Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went to Tucson Tamale Company on a Sunday evening with my wife and two children. All the girls working were friendly and helpful. We tried the new Delhi, Sante fe, sonora, and the berkley, all were amazing. We also tried the chips with Todd's fire salsa, amazing. Can't wait to make this one of our favorite Tucson haunts.

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

Thanks for your review! More

El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had heard and read about Tucson tamales so on our last day in Tucson we stopped in and ordered tamales to go. It was great because they have some frozen to take home. My favorite so far are the Tubac, Tahiti, and the Tucson Tamale. It is a bit pricey but it was good. My brother was coming back... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad you liked the food, and we thank you for the feedback about the staff. We strive to provide friendly customer service and your review helps ensure that we will. Many thanks! More

Tucson, Arizona, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

got a family platter to take home. enough food for two meals. both tamales and sides are very well done!

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

So glad to hear you liked the family platter! Thanks for your review. More

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