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Tucson Tamale Company

#4 of 1,696 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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 264
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
The Best Tamale's in Tucson

We stopped by their Broadway location and purchased some Tamales to go. They are by far the best Tamales we have ever eaten. Their selection of Tamales was awesome. Their counter staf. We're very helpful in assisting us with our selection of Tamales. If your a Tamale fan, then this is the place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dan C
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by their Broadway location and purchased some Tamales to go. They are by far the best Tamales we have ever eaten. Their selection of Tamales was awesome. Their counter staf. We're very helpful in assisting us with our selection of Tamales. If your a Tamale fan, then this is the place for you. Their location is right off... More 

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Thank Dan C
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to try this restaurant. I had a chile verde tamale with rice and beans. The tamale didn't have much flavor and the beans weren't cooked through, so I'm not sure. Because of all the great reviews, I'll try it again.

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Thank Diane G
Massachusetts
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190 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Founded by a guy from Denver, there are now three locations in Tucson. The tamales are incredible, and there are a wide variety of flavors. If the tamales you've had in the past were bland and dry, these moist and flavorful tamales will dazzle you. Service is quick and friendly.

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Thank TravelTurtle66
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We think that our customers are incredible. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tamale salad. Basically a garden salad with lettuce tomatoes and corn. It comes with any tamale of your choice and they are 100% authentic homemade and delicious. Busy little place-hole in the wall but worth the trip. You can also take tamales, chips and guac, etc to go. Down side, they ran out of guacamole when we were there.

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

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our tamale salad and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my favorite go to for delicious, homemade, authentic tamales! Try the green chil pork and cheese.....yummmmm! I work in the same plaza as Tucson Tamale, so they know me well, and I know them....really great people, as well as really great foods!

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

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you are a frequent customer. We love our Santa Fe tamale too! It's a classic. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of type a restaurant gets a lot of buzz, but then proves to be a disappointment. Well, Tucson Tamale delivers on the promise of great tamales. Whether you want classic beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian, it's all here. They have seasonal specialties as well. While I haven't had a dessert tamale, it's only because I can't fit it.... More 

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

Thanks for the review! We are glad that we delivered the promise of great tamales. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Langley City, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food just happens to be Gluten Free! Fast food atmosphere, bright Southwestern decor. You can even get frozen tamales for take out or send frozen tamales to friends and relatives in all states.

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Thank mauisunset28
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chicken, beef, cheese, green corn and about a dozen more to choose from. Trouble in choosing, you bet. So just take the menu, stand aside, and contemplate the many choices. Mix or match, you can't go wrong.

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Thank Mike R
Tucson
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tucson Tamale has so many varieties from the traditional to sweet desert tamales. They're all great depending upon your taste. Great to dine in with several locations and also make great gifts to out of towners

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Thank traverler7
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you had a great tamale experience. We also agree that our tamales make great gifts to out of towners. We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, your grandma's tamales will always rate higher 'cause that is just the way it is but this place is amazing. Their tamales are as savory as you could hope for and generously filled. No flat tamales here: one is a meal for many folks. Their (vegetarian) blue corn is my favorite. You will not feel that you gave up... More 

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Thank MarkB4330
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our Blue Tamale. It is a fan favorite! More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?