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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 1,691 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW 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
77 helpful votes 77 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
109 helpful votes 109 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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Durham, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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

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 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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