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“Quintessintial Mexican Diner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Evie's Tamales

Evie's Tamales
3454 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216-1634
313-843-5056
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Ranked #100 of 985 Restaurants in Detroit
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Quintessintial Mexican Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

This is more than a sit down place. Cops, truckers, office workers also stop in to buy/take away their excellent breakfast burritos. Their signature dish is their tamales. Again, you can eat in or take out, and they have a variety so that if you are a non-meat eater you are still satisfied. The staff are so friendly and personable it feels often like you are in your mom's kitchen. Parking on the street or across the street--and yes it is safe. They open at 6 am in general, so it is easy to stop in on the way to work. Eat in area is a reasonable size, not real big though (bigger than Lupita's but smaller than Xochimilco's.)

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ann arbor, mi
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“The Best Mexican Food in Detroit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

If you like Mexican food and are in Detroit, you have to go to Mexican Town. If you go there, and want the genuine, sincere, non-commercialzed experience, you have to eat at Evie's Tamales. Everything on the menu is worth having. At the end of your meal, a server will come around to offer you a Mexican cookie. And before you leave, you have to take a dozen tamales with you to go. They freeze well and you re-experience Evie's a dozen times in each plastic bag.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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“I was able to get Evie's while in Brownstown, MI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

I purchased a half of dozen while at the Brownstown farm market. I purchased the spicy pork tamales. they were delicious! I will get them every week all summer. The farm Market is tuesdays 12-6 on King Rd between telegragh and dix. yumm

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kima720
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“AWESOME!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

I have been eating Evie's Tamales since I was in Western High school, wow already has been 22 years and they have always been the best in the neighborhood!!! You cant go wrong here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

There food is Delicious......Wonderful Service.......

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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