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“Great tamales, very casual” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tucson Tamale Company

Tucson Tamale Company
2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
520-305-4760
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Ranked #11 of 1,697 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great tamales, very casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We read good reviews about the tamales here, so we decided to try this place out, even though we couldn't tell before hand if this place would just be a take-out place or a sit down restaurant. It turned out to be a place where you order, wait for your food, and then either take it to-go or pick a table at which to eat it. The tamales were about $2.50 per piece, which we thought was pretty reasonable. We had an Austin (spinach and mushroom), one with chicken and cheese, and a Bombay (like an Indian curry). All were good. The medium salsa was not at all hot, but the hot one had some kick to it. Yummy, casual and worth a return visit when we're in that part of town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kalispell
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Must eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went there both mornings we were in Tucson! The breakfast tamale with chorizo was incredible. Really good, really fast. Cute patio and fountain out back - not much sun in the morning, but looked like it would be great in the afternoon. The owner asked where we were from and gave us more ideas of what to see in Tucson. Highly, highly recommend!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Never judge a book by the cover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you drove by this place more than likely you wouldn't stop. BOY would you be missing some great food. The restaurant is in a local strip mall that by looks leaves a lot to be desired. Take the chance and try the tamales. Our group had several different tamales and all of them were great!! You order at the counter, get your food and choose a place to sit. Head for the back and sit on the outside patio!! Prices are very reasonable. Dinner for 2 would run you about $15.00

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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tribune ks
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Good tamales with very fast service.
Wide variety of tamales for everyone.
Very casual dining. Worth finding

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Carrollton, Ky
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183 reviews 183 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Delicious Tamales”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Not having many tamales in Kentucky, this place was a wonder!! We first saw this restaurant featured on the Travel Channel. What a fun place. We had no idea what to get but everything sounded great. We ate there in the little dining area & the waitress helped us decide. We're going back to the Tucson area in late summer & this is a definite stop for us. Can't wait to try something new. All the rave reviews are true.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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