If you're not a tamale fan you can skip this place. However, if your search for the perfect tamale continues, this might be the holy grail. Don't expect much from the place -- it's order at the counter and find a place in a sometimes crowded little joint. But the tamales, which are just about the whole menu, are exquisite. Hard to overstate what a treat they are, especially if you're used to simple corn and spices. They fill the tamales with a wonderful array of fillings -- pumpkin, plantain, Italian sausage -- my favorite was the Santa Fe with pork loin and green chili. It's tamale heaven. The food deserves 5 stars, but the place itself is a bit of a distraction.
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