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Progresso Tamale Parlor

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230 3rd St, Hollister, CA 95023-3920
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Port Alberni, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I had the chicken tamales - nice, soft dough and lots of meat. emjoyed having the option of regular pintos instead of the ubiquitous retried beans. Ample portions.

Thank Marigoldmunchkin
California, USA
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We've been going to Progresso for nearly 40 years. We've always found it enjoyable. Nothing fancy, but good food.

Thank Jeannie R
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I have had their tamales since I was a kid. Traditional Mexican food. Nothing spectacular but it's filling. Wish they would stay open later, they close early, around 8-8:30 pm so get there early.

Thank garliccity
San Mateo
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch. It is a Casual place. Food is tasty and well presented. Fir dessert I tried their flan. It was different - sort of more dense - which I really liked.

Thank Fulldistance
Hollister, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Last time I went to Progreso's (a few years ago), it was so bad, I swore to never go again. However, my daughter wanted to try it out so I gave it one more chance. I already knew that they used the cheapest ingredients for the food and we'd probably be served by teenagers, so I ordered the tamales thinking... More 

Thank Amy A
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food overall was just okay, as was the service. The dinner salad was bagged lettuce and tired. I guess they are know for the tamales, which were good but nothing to rave over. Pretty sure I would not return.

Thank Pamela H
Hollister, California
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59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Old restaurant located in a classic building in downtown. The food is awesome and we enjoy the service from Lilly. She is very attentive as we visit frequently.

Thank FreqTraveler831
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Authentic, tasty, great tortilla soup, YUMMY flour tortilla chips, excellent salsa, smooth margaritas! Every time I come, I order the Burritos Rancheros. I'm hooked on them!

Thank MissKris555
Hollister, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Progresso's! A local Hollister institution for years. I have been eating there since I was a kid (and yes thats a long time ago). We absolutely love their Chile Verde- We know everyone has their own idea of what perfect Chile Verde should be and this is ours. It is tasty and the portions are huge. We don't stray much... More 

Thank BandMK6356
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is no authentic mexican food restaurant! We had chile rellenos and turned out it was more of a huevo relleno with some awful yellow cheese! The food is bland. The chile verde has no chile verde! Sodas taste like baking soda! This is a disgrace to mexican food! Taco bell is more mexican then this and thats saying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 3rd St, Hollister, CA 95023-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hollister
  • Phone Number: 831-637-3278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?