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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 1,687 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson
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109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Durham, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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

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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Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This small store-front place is short on atmosphere, but the food is outstanding. Numerous kinds of tamales (including vegetarian and vegan) and other Mexican offerings, with interesting sides like Basmati Rice Salad and Mexican Slaw. You can also purchase any of their tamales frozen to take home. Best tamales in Tucson.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The art of tamales has been taken up a few notches. These tamales are full of flavor, moist and completely satisfying. Coupled with their sides.. Loved the Mexican slaw, ... and those pinto beans. I never knew that a tamale could stand on its own and make me crave that treasure of flavor wrapped in corn husks!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This restaurant is based at the end of strip mall and if you're driving by you could easily miss it. As the name suggests, it offers up a wide variety of tamales including about a half-dozen vegetarian options. They also sell their tamales frozen, but alas didn't have a cooler with us to take any home.

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been craving tamales for several months and after spending hours on the net reading reviews about the Tucson Tamale Company. I called my wife at work and asked her to stop by the Tucson Tamale Company at 2545 E Broadway Blvd. and get me two chile relleno and two green corn tamales. She came home with six green... More

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

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled that you tried us and liked the Green Corn. We try to keep everything in stock everyday, and apologize that we were out of the Chile Relleno the day your wife visited. It should be available the next time you visit! More

mymorgan2008
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

Thanks for your review. We hope your cross country trip was amazing and memorable. We are sincerely sorry for the service you received. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and your experience was not up to our standards. The manager has been coached on how she could have managed the situation better. More

Kapaa, Hawaii
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204 reviews 204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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